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The Umbrella Effect

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The Umbrella Effect

There's a light that belies the notion
that vapor in the wind we are.
Though life holds no magic potion
we can swing on the nearest star.

If I gaze at the skies for awhile
I might be amazed at what I'll find.
Faces of every color and style;
most of them are quaint and kind.

In this sea of people I realize
they deeply bless the beast inside.
With calm I walk into their eyes
and wrest the ever flowing tide.

All these folks that make up the world
are like umbrellas you can't pull apart.
Each one's flag should be unfurled;
every one has the Tin Man's heart

Protect each other with umbrella power.
Treat each soul like a blooming flower.


written by Deb Wilson
March 2, 2014 for contest "Symbolism-umbrella"
I chose visual # 4

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  1. Date: 3/8/2014 9:10:00 AM
    Beautiful thoughts and wonderful flow Deb! Honor to share 2nd with you!

  1. Date: 3/8/2014 5:22:00 AM
    Deb, this is wonderful! Love the peom, and CONGRATS on the win!

  1. Date: 3/7/2014 9:08:00 PM
    This truly deserved the win,congrats Deb

  1. Date: 3/7/2014 10:28:00 AM
    A different take on the theme, I love it. I love what you did with this idea! Congrats to you, Deb!

  1. Date: 3/7/2014 8:16:00 AM
    awesome way to do that visual. I chose that one too. It gives such a happy and warm inspiration for poetry! Congrats on the win

  1. Date: 3/7/2014 4:44:00 AM
    Nice take on the theme of the poem, congrats on the win, deb

  1. Date: 3/7/2014 2:57:00 AM
    - "THE UMBRELLA" Contest (by: Nette Onclaud) for the imagination - Congratulations on your winning poem, Deb ! - oxox // Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 3/7/2014 1:01:00 AM
    I love the symbolism in this piece. Congrats on the win. Ron

  1. Date: 3/4/2014 7:58:00 AM
    I really like this metophor, good luck in the contest.

  1. Date: 3/4/2014 5:10:00 AM
    You keep topping yourself my friend! I especially like line two of verse three...THAT absolutely nailed it - Tim

  1. Date: 3/3/2014 11:10:00 PM
    Well Done!

  1. Date: 3/3/2014 6:52:00 AM
    This is a powerful write Deb, I sure loved reading this delightful poem this morning my friend! You have amazed me by the symbolism within this piece! What a grandiose poem, Great Work!!

  1. Date: 3/3/2014 5:00:00 AM
    Very nicely written, Deb. I agree, 'treat each soul like a blooming flower' no one really believes they have got a soul really. Each must find his or her soul first by looking inwards. I loved your poem....peter

  1. Date: 3/3/2014 4:54:00 AM
    - A really well written symbolism umbrella poems, Deb. - Good luck in the contest! - oxox // Anne-Lise :)