Thundering into Extinction

 Dinosaur Footprints, Holyoke MA

They stomped the earth
Many millennia ago,
Shaking the ground
With permanence.

They towered over all
And feared none.

And then they were gone,
Leaving only the occasional bone
And footprint behind
To tell all of their might.

These few remnants
Speak of  the power of time
And remind us:
Nothing is forever.


For more information about the Dinosaur Footprints site in Holyoke, Massachusetts, visit The Trustees of Reservations here.

 This is my entry for Friday Flash 55.  Got something to say in exactly 55 words? Go visit G-Man at Mr. KnowItAll.


  1. But footprints are for 165 million years!!
    Loved your 55 Patti,
    Welcome back..Missed you.
    Thanks for playing, have a Kick Ass Week-End, and God Bless America!

  2. Love the photos, and your words...yes, nothing lasts forever.

  3. how cool. my boys would freak out to see a dino print...and nothing does last forever...well maybe a foot print or two. smiles.

    my 55 is up!

  4. Loved the conclusion, really drives home the truth that the things of this universe are temporary.

  5. It is amazing that such large animals could be gone.

    Very well put.

  6. "My name is Ozymandias, king of kings:

    Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!"

    Nothing beside remains. Round the decay

    Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare

    The lone and level sands stretch far away.'

    My 55 Here

  7. My boys were obsessed with dinosaurs when they were little. This is a cool 55 with a powerful message!

  8. Cool pics. You know how people always say things "taste like chicken"?

    I no longer say that. Given the chicken's ancestry, I now say "tastes like dinosaur".

  9. Great post...didn't know they had a place to see this in MA!

  10. How cool is that! My two boys went through their various dynosaur stages, and I'm glad at least the footprints are still there to see.....

  11. And that which survived was the small and unassuming.

  12. Wow, great pics. Amazing how long the prints have lasted.

  13. Makes you wonder what WE the people will leave behind to remember us by. Well done!

  14. Thanks for visiting and your comments, everyone. In a way, with our words, we are leaving small footprints here.


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