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Marie Antoine
dressed in puce
her gown,
with a queenly
high head,
the pretty
little tome
soon to be
When the chopper 
had his way,
her head
came off
and her face 
turned puce.
Was it purple
or puke green?
Maybe that’s the 
reason puce is so
In Marie’s case
she was not
just dead.

Kathryn McLoughlin Collins

for a contest about our favorite color.  I must admit it is not my favorite

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  1. Date: 1/26/2014 9:57:00 PM
    I 'm a sucker for color poems, but never expected this one! Clever and fun (if such gore can be considered fun). Odd, my palette is often a batch of different shades of "puce" as I attempt to learn to mix paints. It is not as simple as red + blue = purple. But, at least I'm just confused, not dead:-) Enjoyed this write.

    collins Avatar kathryn collins
    Date: 1/27/2014 7:49:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Well Hello John Wulf - Confused as opposed to dead has its benefits, I think. Thanks for checking out my poetry Of course I bumped my head on your empty page. I love that you read. Having marked you a favorite poet (must be a thousand years ago) Wish I could go back and read what I loved so much. I'll keep an eye out .... love, Kathy
  1. Date: 10/15/2013 9:41:00 AM
    good morning, Kathryn:) this is one of the best poems I've read on Marie Antoine. Sad to see her life end this way... good color to love... LINDA

  1. Date: 9/10/2013 9:05:00 AM
    Slim and fair, Kathy. A good poem

  1. Date: 8/10/2013 5:40:00 PM
    Absolutely fantastc wit ...very well done!

  1. Date: 8/7/2013 3:08:00 PM
    Dear Kathy, I guess this is funny, in a morbid sort of way... but c'est la vie... or death, as the case may be... unfortunately, Marie can no longer help us on this question... Love, Terry (Good luck in the contest... and in the other event too...)