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55 - Roadside Garden

He grew his garden by the road.
He ignored what he'd been told
of violations to health code.











He gave his plants loving care,
watered and weeded them with flair
and watched them grow in dirty air.











When harvest time did come around
he was saddened by what he found:
veggies flavored by polluted ground.











About Friday Flash 55: The challenge is to write a complete story in fifty-five words. If you've written a 55-flash, go let The G-Man know!

7 comments:

Brian Miller said...

bleh, pretty much what i figured but bleh...and it goes to show as well what we are breathing every day....sadly

August 31, 2012 at 5:34 AM
G-Man said...

He should have listened!
But I do feel for the poor guy.
Loved your agricultural 55 Ann
Thanks for playing, and have a Kick Ass Week-End!!

August 31, 2012 at 5:57 AM
Susan Helene Gottfried said...

...but at least those polluted plants were there. Hopefully they helped clean the air/dirt around them even a little bit.

August 31, 2012 at 6:01 AM
Melissa Bickel said...

Sometimes the most beautiful things can grow in tainted soil..Sad that it makes them toxic for consumption.

Your poem here, so beautifully rhymed and metered, really drove home the futility of this man's determination.

August 31, 2012 at 7:08 AM
PattiKen said...

Toxic gardens, poisoned rivers... It's sad what we've done to our poor earth.

August 31, 2012 at 9:43 AM
Linc said...

Very cute--love it!

August 31, 2012 at 12:32 PM
Alice Audrey said...

I'm often amazed at where people insist on growing veggies. Then again, it can be hard to find ground that isn't polluted in the city.

September 2, 2012 at 4:50 PM