by Belinda Munoz on December 10, 2010


Influenza in his guts and mouth,
Shotgun memories tying up his brain,
He found himself sort of heroic.

A holy martyr of the unsung,
Patron saint of the back alley,
Reincarnated long-lost venerated ancestor-god

Hidden deep in the black box
Of his mid-life crash was
A record of his unlikely annointment.


***I finally got my husband to write a Six Word Friday / Friday Flash 55 for this blog!  I am honored to host the gifted songwriter/poet/musician PC Munoz.

******And birthday wishes to G-Man, Mr. Knowitall, the hilarious and gracious host of Friday Flash 55. Happy Friday, all!


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1 Hootin' Anni December 10, 2010 at 2:09 am

Excellent!!! Perfection in only 55 words.

Here’s mine

Hope you can find time to visit.
Happy Friday
Happy weekend.


2 brian December 10, 2010 at 3:23 am

smiles. and some might think he is a bit touched in the head…esp in light of his own circumstances but he is alright…smiles.


3 Belinda Munoz December 10, 2010 at 7:17 am

Ha ha! Yeah, i see that. Always great to see you here, Brian.


4 Caroline December 10, 2010 at 3:27 am

Way to go husband! That’s a perfect 55. There are some great word pictures.


5 Belinda Munoz December 10, 2010 at 7:19 am

Definitely feeds the imagination. Thanks, Caroline.


6 ayala December 10, 2010 at 5:21 am

Powerful! Thank you,PC !


7 Belinda Munoz December 10, 2010 at 7:24 am

Trippy even. Thanks, Ayala.


8 [email protected] from a Peaceful Divorce December 10, 2010 at 5:28 am

What a gift to have your husband contribute!


9 Belinda Munoz December 10, 2010 at 7:23 am

Lucky me!


10 Brook December 10, 2010 at 7:07 am

What a talented family.


11 Belinda Munoz December 10, 2010 at 7:20 am

Thanks, Brook. Am working on my pre-schooler to do the same.


12 TheKitchenWitch December 10, 2010 at 8:13 am

Happy Birthday to your husband! Glad to see him in this space!


13 Belinda December 10, 2010 at 10:50 am

Sorry if I made it confusing, Kitch. G-Man is not my husband. I believe a beauty named Harley has his heart. PC the person who wrote this particular 55 is the hubs.


14 Scent of my heart December 10, 2010 at 8:58 am

Thanks for sharing this with us, it was a pleasure to read it!


15 Scent of my heart December 10, 2010 at 8:58 am

Hello, how are you?

you are invited to join our potluck week 14 at Jingle Poetry :

Write a poem fitting our week 14 theme (Hobbies, Pastimes, and Entertainment), post it on your own blog, and link in to our potluck after Sunday, 8pm American central time, you are also allowed to link in at most 3 old poems or poems unrelated to our theme. FREE STYLE Commenting!

Sign in with your yahoo or google email account to FOLLOW Jingle Poetry BLOG, then you know the most updates on what’s going on with us…

Let me know if you have questions.

We value your contribution, Hope to see you in. The more you share, the happier we are!



16 Rudri December 10, 2010 at 9:13 am

I love the line “Patron saint of the back alley.”
This is great. You and your husband can have
your own poetry slam.


17 Mama Zen December 10, 2010 at 9:27 am



18 Melissa December 10, 2010 at 1:58 pm

I concur with Rudri! What an amazing family you must be.


19 Giulietta Nardone December 10, 2010 at 2:37 pm

Hi Belinda and talented husband,

Really great. Lines have a lot of power. I’m going to check out this friday flash site. A great skill to reduce what can be said to a few words that pack a punch.

Thanks, G.


20 G-Man December 10, 2010 at 5:10 pm

Thank You for your birthday wishes.
Thank You for showcasing your Family
Excellent 55 My Friend..
Thank you for playing today, and have a Kick Ass Week-End


21 Jingle December 11, 2010 at 7:37 am

this is beautiful…
loving 55.
Happy Saturday.


22 Marci December 12, 2010 at 5:15 am

Wow, your husband is a talented poet as well. Creative use of moving words…


23 Tess The Bold Life December 12, 2010 at 5:57 am

Am I the only one who thinks this is deep? Happy Birthday, celebrate!


24 Mel Gallant December 13, 2010 at 5:36 pm

“of his mid-life crash” – I like that description. It is word poetry indeed! What fun to have your husband guest write on your blog!

I don’t know that I could ever convince my husband to contribute to my blog. Guess I won’t know unless I ask!


25 Jingle December 14, 2010 at 5:26 pm

Please consider link in 1 to 3 poems to Jingle Poetry Potluck week 14.
We are open and will remain open 24 hours from now and appreciate your submission today…

any poems are welcome.

your talent rocks.
share your poetry today,
stay blessed.


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