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Mist and Circumstance

Sunlit slivers of youthful fantasies
chase me, floating on beautiful foolishness -
life was meant to be pastel holidays,
sky-blue Sundays and whimsical storylines.

Time turned brittle and strange, the air became
smoky, riddled with flux and absurdity,
slate-grey Tuesdays undid me; somehow I 
lost the woman of childhood imaginings.

Am I mourning her? Will I fall in the 
darkness? See how the shadows make shapes on my
cheekbones, see how the thunderclouds lend me new 
colours - wonderful, rich and unstoppable...

Then, my future was two-dimensional -
crayoned fancies and picture-book promises;
now, I tangle through mist and circumstance 
tired and bruised - as my palette grows infinite.

8 August 2019
For Something I Am Not Contest - Craig Contest 

Copyright © | Year Posted 2019

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Date: 9/5/2019 10:56:00 AM
those last few words, wow, amazing poem...congrats and be blessed sweet Nina :)-luloo
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Date: 9/3/2019 5:19:00 AM
From sky-blue, through slate-grey to blackish-blue color of thunderclouds and bruises. Perfectly done, Nina. I loved your masterful poetic palette
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Date: 9/2/2019 4:51:00 PM
I like your approach show not tell to the prompt. Excellent, Nina.
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Date: 9/2/2019 4:44:00 PM
dropping back with my congrats Nina:-) hugs jan xx
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Date: 8/13/2019 5:34:00 AM
I like this poem very much
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Date: 8/9/2019 2:15:00 PM
Great imagery here - 'sky blue Sundays' and 'slate grey Tuesdays' - all the colorful conflict that makes us, yes, infinite - this contest seems meant for you!
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Nina Parmenter
Date: 8/9/2019 2:23:00 PM
Thank you Michelle! Actually it wasn’t made for me - honestly I’m really not a fan of blank verse but I found a way to make it bearable my making the rhythm a bit more interesting! I’m not sure if Craig will allow it!
Date: 8/8/2019 5:42:00 PM
the quirky imagery is amazing Nina I especially love the second and fourth stanzas, I think Craig will rate this poem! hugs Jan xx
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Nina Parmenter
Date: 8/9/2019 2:24:00 PM
Thank you very much Jan - it’s my first blank verse, it’s not a form I’m normally keen on!
Date: 8/8/2019 5:25:00 PM
When we're young we all have those dreams but they don't always turn out how we envisaged them. But we never stop dreaming. Tom
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Date: 8/8/2019 4:40:00 PM
Wow! Awesome write! A fave!
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Nina Parmenter
Date: 8/8/2019 5:04:00 PM
Ooh thank you Kim! :-)