Friday, September 24, 2010

Battle of the Buttes - Flash 55

I lay on my living room floor
Next to laughter
And listen as the war is being fought
Two blocks away – the canons rage on
Man against boy, Yankee against Confederate
Women crying and tending to the wounded
Southern sympathizers built this town
Descendants are still awaiting Lincoln’s Impeachment
The battle will last the weekend


Posted for Friday Flash-55 - hosted by G-Man

Battle of the Buttes – this weekend at the Colusa County Fairgrounds


  1. Next to laughter: That's good!

    They will be fighting that war long after there IS no war. At least nobody gets hurt now--or DO they?

    PEACE! --grin!

  2. thanks Steve - the canon fire shakes the whole one gets hurt, unless they are trying to get some sleep...bkm

  3. This is so good. It is amazing how the battle "against Northern aggression" continues to rage. At least no one gets hurt in this particular iteration. Sadly, elsewhere, the casualties continue, if not physically then emotionally or economically.

  4. I love the re-enactments but the real scenario was not a pretty site to be sure. Glad you wrote a 55 my friend
    Happy weekend

    Full Moon is glowing

  5. Some people still hold on to more than grudges, though. I'm a Georgia girl who moved to the West Coast to flee from so much racism...but, you know, it is here too, against other ethnicities. Making changes begin from within.

    Great 55.

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  6. i think it would be rather cool to watch...might be a little loud on the canons if they are allowed to do it at night...hope you get a little peace tonight...great to see you over at g-mans!

  7. Sounds fun and a great topic for a 55. Nice.

  8. A tense step back into time!
    I agree with Steveroni; the line "Next to laughter" really stands out.
    Nice job.

    Mine's been posted here since last night, but it's taken me this long to visit and leave comments. Sorry about that.

  9. I Love Civil War Re-enactments!
    It made for on excellent 55!
    Thank you so much for visiting and playing today. I hope you found this to be challenging, creative, and FUN!
    Have a Kick Ass Week-End...G

  10. The south will rise again, briefly, then back to the office on monday? LOL.

  11. oh no - hope you get some sleep barbara
    my neighbors have to put up with me when i play my sax - that can sound like a battle as well…..

  12. Too funny! I've read about these events ... but you have to deal with it, don't you. Nicely done ...