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Below is the poem entitled Weathered which was written by poet Paula Swanson. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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As a flag, left to the ravages of wind and sun,
so too my soul, stands tattered and ravaged.
My visage now a faded memory
of once courageous colors.
My voice no longer crisp, nor upbeat.
But weak and undefined.
No longer do I instill nor evoke,
a sense of power or purpose.

I am easily dismissed as useless, unnecessary. 

Yes, once I was the strong flag,
that laughed in the wind with a quick
snap and whip crack determination.

That was years and many storms ago.
Now, I give into the wind,
with a defeated wave
and the sound of a sigh.

Copyright © Paula Swanson

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  1. Date: 6/8/2012 6:39:00 AM
    A beautiful day full of sunshine and good cheer. I am so happy to be able to read your poetry this morning Paula. I wish you a weekend of sunshine and joy and hope you continue to find the inspiration to continue your writing. Will be back reading come Monday I hope. Love, Carol