Friday, May 7, 2010

Asphyxiation 55

Fingers wrapped around my throat.
The more I struggled,
the more the pressure increased.
My heart beat rapidly,
but the blood
wasn’t flowing to my brain.
Stars sparked and twinkled
before my eyes
as my breathing
ceased to supply life giving oxygen.
Then black.

Awakening later I realized it’s impossible to choke yourself to death.
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32 comments:

Katherine said...

But you really didn't do that...Did you???
Have a great weekend Monkey Man & keep those hands away from your neck!!!

anthonynorth said...

Wow, that's powerful.

järnebrand said...

Ha! I'm glad you didn't make it (choking yourself that is) and that you made it out of that awful dream... :)
I keep dreaming I get shot, I have no idea why... I have hardly even ever seen a gun... Strange. And I'm a pacifist!
Great 55! Love/ Jo.

Hootin' Anni said...

Wow...there for a minute I thought you were a 'goner'!!

Mine is "LOST IN THE TRANSLATION"

Have a great weekend! [and as always, scroll down a bit to find my 55]

Brian Miller said...

keep your hand by your side MM....smiles. not a good think...but a good 55.

mine is up!

Tabor said...

Are you sure its impossible?

sheri... said...

yeah, monkey man...THIS was definately worth waiting for!! this is an excellent read, one of the best 55 i've ever laid eyes on...

Felicitas said...

Well that's a good thing!

A terrific 55 my friend. I'm up too.

Chef Kar said...

Good thing you came to MM. Breathtaking 55 :-)

My 55 is up (though it's a "66" today ~ I granted myself an exception):

Friday Flash 55 ~ Butterfly Kisses

Deb said...

I tried doing that with a pillow and I fell asleep. What's going on MM??? You ok over there? I hope you have a great weekend! :)

Enchanted Oak said...

Hmmm. That's one form of suicide I never tried. Thanks for the info, but life is too well worth living these days. Your goofy mind is fast at work again, I see.

Thom said...

Well I'm glad it didn't succeed. I was sure some was going to be standing there you got me. Well done. Mine is up HERE. Have a great Friday.

Matty said...

I love it. Self preservation kicks in.

Sh@KiR@ CK said...

Yes, it is impossible to choke oneself...
Very powerful 55! love it!
hugs
shakira

Alice Audrey said...

LOL!!

Oh dear. I know I shouldn't be laughing. Really. I shouldn't. *giggle*

Akelamalu said...

Nice twist at the end. You really had me going, I thought someone was trying to finish you off! :0

Leslie said...

I'm all choked up!!!

Loving your way with words

Caty said...

great 55...and I'm really glad you woke up!!

Andy Sewina said...

Phew, I'm so glad you woke up!

Mama Zen said...

Now, that's funny!

Me said...

Hmmm...an interesting twist! Nice, MM. Very nice!
-C

Stan Ski said...

I'm gonna take your word on that one.

Dianne said...

Ha ha on your post, and on your comments on mine. You are so smart, of course you couldn't choke the life out of someone you love so well, didn't see that coming.......Ha ha ha ha ha.

Peter Stone said...

Hmm, having a shocking nightmare?
Once I awoke to find a cold, clammy hand draped across my face. I smashed it away, and was surprised when my shoulder jerked. It was my hand, completely numb...

Gillian said...

If you first don't succeed, try and try again.

Kidding!!!

a very different wee Friday 55.

:-)

Gillena Cox said...

this my first visit to your blog; you made me laugh


much love
gillena

Prayer Girl said...

Kind of dark and scary 55, but I liked it nonetheless.

PG

hope said...

I love how you often take us down a path, then JUMP off of it at the last minute.

I like the way you think. Does that make both of eligible for padded rooms? ;)

Unknown Mami said...

Maybe I'm crazy, but I can't stop laughing at this. I find it hilarious and quite witty.

PattiKen said...

Very cool 55, MM.

evalinn said...

Amazing 55!

Marla said...

Ok, I am not sure if I should laugh or give my shrink your phone number.

Love it!