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Forgotten Umbrellas

Umbrellas become afterthoughts once the rain has cleared away, And are left behind like discarded lovers whose partners have moved on for a brighter day. Held close and tight when the need was there; opening up to let you in; Cast aside when confidence has been restored; forgotten like an embarrassing sin. And yet, they hang around; Waiting for the next lover to come along who needs protection from the coming storm, prepared to repeat their lovelorn song. Are you the long-lost lover or the umbrella hung upside down? Do you give your all to protect those you love or do you run around?
by Joe Flach for Nette Onclaud's "SYMBOLISM: THE UMBRELLA" contest. written and posted 2/22/14 Vision #2

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  1. Date: 3/8/2014 3:43:00 AM
    Congratulations on the win... This poem is truly one... :)s Verlena

  1. Date: 3/7/2014 9:13:00 PM
    This truly deserved the win,congrats Joe.

  1. Date: 3/7/2014 9:05:00 PM
    Whoa.. This hits the mark of the contest perfectly.. Congrats!

  1. Date: 3/7/2014 8:28:00 AM
    Joe, I remember seeing this one before and thinking you had done very well by employing symbolism as she asked. So happy to share third place with you! Big congrats.

  1. Date: 3/7/2014 4:47:00 AM
    Nice take on the theme of the poem, congrats on the win, joe

  1. Date: 3/7/2014 3:03:00 AM
    - "THE UMBRELLA" Contest (by: Nette Onclaud) for the imagination - Congratulations on your winning poem, Joe ! - oxox // Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 2/24/2014 8:49:00 AM
    Dear Joe - My umbrella sits in the garage for another rainy day. That first stanza is a piece of heaven. Oh heck the whole poem is. love, Kathy

  1. Date: 2/23/2014 12:00:00 AM
    What a great write! Made me smile!

  1. Date: 2/22/2014 5:36:00 PM
    Joe, of all the pictures, I saw that the most profound statement could be made by choosing picture two. WHIch is why I am doing picture four instead hahaha (when I get around to it. A ditty is in my head rolling around. I better get to it!!) I loved how you did your symbolism

    Flach Avatar Joe Flach
    Date: 2/22/2014 8:32:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Andrea. I will keep an eye opened for your ditty.