Get Your Premium Membership

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

Copyright © | Year Posted 2014

Post Comments

Poetrysoup is an environment of encouragement and growth so only provide specific positive comments that indicate what you appreciate about the poem.

Please Login to post a comment
Date: 3/8/2014 3:43:00 AM
Congratulations on the win... This poem is truly one... :)s Verlena
Login to Reply
Date: 3/7/2014 9:13:00 PM
This truly deserved the win,congrats Joe.
Login to Reply
Date: 3/7/2014 9:05:00 PM
Whoa.. This hits the mark of the contest perfectly.. Congrats!
Login to Reply
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.
Login to Reply
Date: 3/7/2014 4:47:00 AM
Nice take on the theme of the poem, congrats on the win, joe
Login to Reply
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 :)
Login to Reply
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
Login to Reply
Date: 2/23/2014 12:00:00 AM
What a great write! Made me smile!
Login to Reply
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
Login to Reply
Flach Avatar
Joe Flach
Date: 2/22/2014 8:32:00 PM
Thanks Andrea. I will keep an eye opened for your ditty.