Sunday, April 5, 2015

FLASH 55 - Edited for Imaginary Toads

George Hodan Add 

Hope Enough*

They were hurried off in war and yet,
Mother stopped to pack her suitcase with
fruit – they thought her mad and silent stood,
she split the suitcase side pounding it closed –
Only, later tumbled trembling together riding to nowhere – 
hope flickered when wafting in the cattle car came 
the sweet scent of peaches, pears, apples.  

*edited for Flash 55


  1. How smart of her! A story well told in these few powerful words. And as you are here with us, I dare hope she survived.

  2. This offers a unique view of the relevance of war on human beings, mothers and sons.

  3. She was so smart. I am watching Wallenburg this afternoon. Good to know of those who tried to rescue people.