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make it happen

Once I pranced and twirled
arching high on your beams blushing red my cheeks,
and grinned with the oranges juicing sweet.
But then the yellows jaundiced, turning
gay lively greens to taints of bitter bile while
blues bruised indigo and violet to bleed
grieving in gangrenous hues of somber dread

I painted rooms, flowered gardens, and
brewed health in all the bright colors.
Still the dark shades of twilight gripped sure as
death’s rigidly stiff rigor mortis.
Mortified, I conjured Morpheus
morphing chameleon and 
bird of paradise.

Dyed red the hair, bronzed orange the cheeks.
Dangled gold on ears for ringing yellows
Glittery greens and brilliant blues,
pretty powdered gloomy eyes.
Indigo beads brought porcelain sheen, 
to neck croaking, choked in throaty laughs
bursting forth on forced smiles and lips
glistening violet with balms, soothing the pout.

For finale, I don a rainbow-striped skirt
Flared for the wind, catching its breath.
Flouncing folds caress
tickling thighs and legs
determined to dance on
camouflaged.

3/7/17: (free verse narrative: ’90 Skipper Line ’58; Stockton DMS 3/7/17).

Inspired by the contest titled ‘rainbow colored camouflage’. Thought it suited a vessel’s name - the poem’s title. After all, a lot occurs or is ‘made to happen’, under the camouflage of glamour. Spun magic versus real magic, so to speak.
	

Copyright © | Year Posted 2017

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Date: 11/17/2017 8:45:00 AM
My goodness, what a meander I have chosen to read this morning, fortified only by one cuppa! Ah well, nothing like a good tweak of the sky noodle to start the day. Sure beats, "grieving in gangrenous hues of somber dread" — used to do that all too often. Splendid palette, profusely penned! cheerios ~ john
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Date: 11/17/2017 10:25:00 AM
good morning! lol...thing about gangrene is the stench will have you running for the fresh outdoors sooner than later...but yea, I would leave that operation for later in the day.. thank you :)
Date: 6/16/2017 7:49:00 AM
I enjoyed reading this one again. Interesting intermingling of words and ideas.
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Date: 6/16/2017 9:39:00 AM
that's nice to know...thank you :)
Date: 5/22/2017 6:50:00 AM
From this distance away (from the writing) I still like your approach to the theme of rainbow. You leave us with a multitide of nostalgic dreams
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Date: 5/22/2017 9:50:00 AM
thank you..glad you like it :)
Date: 4/24/2017 10:51:00 AM
Vivid, colorful adventure Taai. congratulations...
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Date: 4/24/2017 10:54:00 AM
Thank you :)
Date: 4/24/2017 5:57:00 AM
This poem is a fantastic ride through the rainbow :) Congrats on your win! xomo
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Date: 4/24/2017 10:54:00 AM
thank you :)
Date: 4/23/2017 7:21:00 PM
I can see why his was chosen. Congrats, a tremendous write.
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Date: 4/23/2017 9:28:00 PM
Thank u :)
Date: 4/23/2017 6:23:00 AM
A melody of metaphor flows throughout this poetic camouflage....congrats on a well deserved top spot...
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Date: 4/23/2017 10:44:00 AM
thank you, John :)
Date: 3/7/2017 1:38:00 PM
Very colorful and imaginative...best of luck in the contest.
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Date: 3/7/2017 8:17:00 PM
thank you :)