Nirvana – Poem For A Fiction Challenge

Time again for Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers So grateful to PJ for hosting this weekly challenge.  Please follow little froggy for more stories.

Some little voice tells me that I probably would do best not to post this but…I’m listening to Janis Joplin on the stereo and taking chances while I still can.

Here is the photo and my entry:


It’s other lives
others’  lives
or another life
that gets in the way
until you’ve been
for just the briefest moment
in that ever-loving place
you’ve reached for
all your life
from a particularly
slanted point of view
this moment may not mean much
except to you
it does
at last.


This week’s photo prompt is provided by Joy Pixley. Thank you Joy!

18 thoughts on “Nirvana – Poem For A Fiction Challenge

  1. The phrase ‘that ever-loving place you’ve searched for all your life’ is so very meaningful. It could be the acceptance of one’s self, to something much wider, like the meaning of life or, as your title suggests, Nirvana, a place of perfect peace and happiness. I like the feeling of forever striving towards that end in your poem: forever onwards (or upwards). Very lovely, Ellespeth.

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    • I feel as though I’m reaching an important crossroad. Things are exciting. The way I’ve wanted them for so many years – risks seem less risky. And then, of course, that song: na na na na na na, live for today. I think I’m ready to try that.
      Thanks for your comment…touched the spaces I tried to cover 🙂


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