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A Slate State Of Mind



Cobalt stained whispers dye darkly indigo the iris of my mind as my dulled lapis essence drowns in deeper depths of navy - dragged down by steely emotions Beyond my grasp is the ultramarine humility of the Virgin Mary’s robes - I am lost to the impure algae of this midnight abyss Gone is the denim scab that patched my soul - cast with the spindrift of tiffany dreams -- jaded, I sink into afterlife protected by my Egyptian prayers Susan Ashley July 14, 2018 (13 shades of blue used) *Egyptian blue was often used in tomb paintings and funereal objects to protect the dead in their afterlife.* - Source: Wikipedia; Blue

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Date: 11/29/2018 5:14:00 PM
Hi Susan, a most creatively, beautiful write from your pen. Your pen excells in this excellent piece. Egypt, one of my favourite ancients. Comes the dawn of life as one floats down the Nile on the final journey. Beauty in words that touch the soul Susan. A fave. have a wonderful end to your Thursday. Hugs....Mike. XX
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Susan Ashley
Date: 11/30/2018 2:55:00 PM
Hello Mike, I am thrilled that your enjoyed this piece. I relish your heartfelt comments that touch upon my poem in a beautiful and personal way. Thank you for your kindness and for the fave. You are truly appreciated, Mike Warmest wishes always my friend.. ~Susan
Date: 7/18/2018 6:52:00 AM
My dear Susan...You do blue to the nines.....sorry i meant thirteens! May I add one more especially for you? A Royal Blue ribbon for poetic excellence! You rock the rainbow!
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Susan Ashley
Date: 7/18/2018 12:32:00 PM
Chuck, I relish your uplifting comments that inspire a heart-ful of smiles.. Thank you for your beautiful comments and for the Royal Blue ribbon - a prized possession I shall always cherish :) Warmest wishes always my wonderfully kindhearted friend.. ~Susan
Date: 7/17/2018 6:20:00 AM
Ah my sane sister! Seems once again you have hit it out the park with this one!lol now about that other wall for our great writes lol ...I'm thinking we are gonna need it real Don! Colorful write my sane half! Love The insane half of this duo!;)
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Date: 7/18/2018 12:29:00 PM
Oh my insane twin, thank you for your lovely comments that keep this half of the dynamic crazy duo somewhat sane with appreciation for your twisted twin visit and your beautiful insanity.. does any of that make any kind of real sense..? Lol! Thank you my twin sis!! Lots of love and hugs, your kinda sane twin sis.. :)
Date: 7/16/2018 8:07:00 PM
Your words graphically take the reader to your private place where sanity can drift and unravel. An outpouring of emotions that surges up from the heart and splashes against the page in shades of blue. Well done my friend, Emile.
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Date: 7/18/2018 12:22:00 PM
Emile, I relish your heartfelt comments that touch upon my poem in a beautiful and personal way. Thank you for spending time with my poem and for the lovely kindness of your visit. Warmest wishes always my friend.. ~Susan
Date: 7/16/2018 8:19:00 AM
Susan, You have colored my world with this gem! I was a bit blue, until I read you, now everything's better Yoo-hoo! lol Love the poem! Warmest wishes...Charlie
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Date: 7/18/2018 12:19:00 PM
Your charming comments make me smile, Charlie. Thank you for your radiant kindness that brightened my day. I'm so pleased you enjoyed my poem.. Warmest wishes always my wonderful friend.. ~Susan
Date: 7/15/2018 1:43:00 PM
Stretch me some more... what prayers may that be...dulled lapis...dragged by steely emotions...poetic to to the core...All the best Susan...
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Date: 7/18/2018 12:16:00 PM
Thank you, Arturo, for your beautiful comments and for the delight of your visit. Warmest wishes always mon ami.. ~Susan
Date: 7/15/2018 12:24:00 PM
Susan, your beautiful pen is at it again.. a masterpiece!
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Susan Ashley
Date: 7/17/2018 9:54:00 PM
Lyric, your beautiful comments warm my heart - too bad you weren't judging the contest my friend.. lol! I'm pleased you enjoyed my poem and I thank you for your uplifting kindness. Warmest wishes always.. ~Susan
Date: 7/15/2018 2:55:00 AM
Astonishing, inspiring and profound poem that surpasses the grasp of common sense dear, Susan. Good luck my friend!
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Susan Ashley
Date: 7/17/2018 2:51:00 PM
Thank you, dear Demetrios, for the warmth and kindness of your wonderful comments. Your presence is uplifting and inspiring.. Warmest wishes always my friend.. ~Susan
Date: 7/14/2018 11:48:00 PM
Color this write, uh, SUSAN ASHLEY! I think that you, young lady, are a new, exciting shade of blue! … (not) speaking of which, I am about to take a lengthy break from P.S., … may or may not return, … the Muse has most definitely moved on, … So, thank you from the bottom of my heart for all of your encouragement, your gracious comments, your brilliance, your wit, your dedication to the craft, … but most of all, for just being YOU! Best wishes, always, my friend. ~ Gershon
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Date: 7/19/2018 5:50:00 AM
My friend, I join my dear friend Susan in her -Say it ain't so- comment. Both you and your poetry will be missed if you leave and do not return. I am always saddened when poets such as you chose to lave this site. Yet I also truly respect the right to do so if one desires...
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Susan Ashley
Date: 7/17/2018 2:48:00 PM
Ohh, my dear friend Gershon.. Say it ain't so..! I'm so sad to hear that your leaving for an extended period of time. I will miss your witty and keen intellect, wondrous heart and deep soul that drives your creative and beautiful poetry.. yes, I will miss YOU my wonderful friend! Thank you for your dear comments (for this poem and all my poems) that are held in my deepest and truest appreciation and for all the smiles you gave me.. Warmest wishes always and I hope for someday your return.. ~Susan
Date: 7/14/2018 7:15:00 PM
oh wow, I just wrote one a bit similar in "gloom" and vocab as yours!! (did not post it yet but will soon). I think this is brilliant, Susan. The imagery is so creative!!
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Date: 7/17/2018 2:41:00 PM
I'm so pleased you enjoyed my melancholy poem, Andrea. Thank you for your awesome comments that are truly appreciated. I read your poem entered for this contest and I thought it was amazing with beautiful emotional imagery and a very dramatic ending.. well done! Warmest wishes always.. ~Susan
Date: 7/14/2018 4:51:00 PM
A joy to find this very creative poem my dear friend. Evidence of a pure poetic heart and depths that voice deep emotions and life's many dreams!! A fav and a true blue beauty....
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Susan Ashley
Date: 7/17/2018 2:37:00 PM
My dear friend Robert, your shining presence here is always so uplifting and inspiring. Thank you for your lovely comments and for the fav. It pleases me to know you enjoyed my poem! With appreciation, warmest wishes always to you.. ~Susan
Date: 7/14/2018 3:51:00 PM
An interesting composition on the shade of blue. Good luck in the contest.
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Susan Ashley
Date: 7/17/2018 2:34:00 PM
Thank you Suzette for your wonderful visit and kindhearted comments. We had to tell a story using shades of blue.. I'm pleased you thought my poem was interesting.. Warmest wishes always.. ~Susan
Date: 7/14/2018 10:32:00 AM
only your skill made this work, all the different blues, a hard exercise my friend...good luck in the contest
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Susan Ashley
Date: 7/17/2018 2:33:00 PM
Thank you Frederic for your awesome and uplifting comments. Your wonderful presence here is always a lovely pleasure. Warmest wishes always my friend.. ~Susan