Rainbow Colored Camouflage

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Rainbow Colored Camouflage

She rides on a carousel of madness
wearing rainbow colored camouflage
leaving a trail of fairy dust fantasies
in her wake. 

Like a twinkling, loopy star, she winks
knowingly, nodding to her
adoring audience, as she goes
up and down
up and down.

A brightly painted peacock
with graying hair and eyes
she sways blissfully to an
unheard tune, clutching a 
bouquet of plastic flowers.

She lives within a movie
of technicolor dreams
stuck in the black and white
world of reality.




Written on 3/9/2017

Copyright © | Year Posted 2017

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  1. Date: 3/13/2017 10:14:00 PM
    such a sad portrait painted. you penned it well laura, this world that so often is monochrome, at least where love and genuineness are concerned

    Seeker Avatar The Seeker
    Date: 3/14/2017 7:03:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    freddie ? lol
    Leiser Avatar Laura Leiser
    Date: 3/14/2017 12:24:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks so much for your kind comments, Freddie! Glad you enjoyed this. :)
  1. Date: 3/11/2017 4:55:00 AM
    Very evocative poem, Laura. The joy inside the madness, brilliantly depicted by your pen. She sounds like my kinda gal to tell you the truth. A bit off, a bit quirky ... just enough to keep someone from feeling too comfortable around her. Outstanding poem. A surefire 7. Love and hugs, dear.

    Leiser Avatar Laura Leiser
    Date: 3/14/2017 12:24:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks, Teppo!
    Leiser Avatar Laura Leiser
    Date: 3/11/2017 5:04:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks so much for your kind comments, Freddie! Glad you enjoyed this. :)
  1. Date: 3/10/2017 1:43:00 AM
    A great write, Laura. Fabulous last stanza to cap it. Yes, look up the song "Delta Dawn" - a fabulous song. T.J

    Leiser Avatar Laura Leiser
    Date: 3/11/2017 5:06:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks, Teppo!
  1. Date: 3/9/2017 10:48:00 PM
    Old age is not very gratifying to film stars. Once the were the talk of the town. Now their lives are drab. One can really pity them.

  1. Date: 3/9/2017 9:55:00 PM
    Oh I love this Laura, and relate, probably more than I ought to admit ;) ya, definitely lol 7 fave and oh, just love the "like a twinkling loopy star she winks" oh so me LOL

    Leiser Avatar Laura Leiser
    Date: 3/9/2017 10:08:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Ha! Glad you can relate and like this, Maureen! Love fun craziness :)
  1. Date: 3/9/2017 9:07:00 PM
    You painted such a great picture with these words. Very creative, my dear...that last stanza really got to me. Hugs

    Leiser Avatar Laura Leiser
    Date: 3/9/2017 9:17:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I'm glad you like this one, Eileen! Always great to hear from you :)
  1. Date: 3/9/2017 9:01:00 PM
    This brings to mind the song "Delta Dawn" I enjoyed it very much Laura.

    Leiser Avatar Laura Leiser
    Date: 3/9/2017 9:16:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I'll have to look up that song, Richard...thanks for your comments :)
  1. Date: 3/9/2017 8:16:00 PM
    Great imaginative write Laura; reminds me of that old movie "Sunset Blvd" with Gloria Swanson playing the aged movie actress Norma Desmond! G/L in the contest!~Che :)

    Leiser Avatar Laura Leiser
    Date: 3/9/2017 9:15:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I loved Sunset Blvd! I think I saw the one with Bette Davis? Anyway, thanks so much for your comments, Cheryl! :)