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Scarlet

There was nothing much to offer in her time of black and white, working through the daylight, and sleeping through the night. She used to live that style of life then watched it fade away. Now she's working through the night, and sleeping through the day. She was left upon her own when her cheating man walked out. Two kids only babies; she had to feed each hungry mouth. Everyone was sorry; there was little they could do, but when she changed her lifestyle, they sung a different tune. Those who paint her scarlet would come knocking on her door. Those who knew her shades of blue won't comfort her no more. She climbed aboard a rainbow to reach her golden dream - nobody now could ever paint her green. There ain't no rent man now; she's bought a little home. There were many questions. ‘How did she do it on her own?’ When the gossip wants to sleep, a lie’s told just before, she'd get up to answer a knock upon her door. Everybody says they want to live their life in black and white. Everyone who comes to her in the middle of the night, who are looking for some happiness and colour they have lost, and so behind her shades, their scarlet money is the cost. Those who paint her scarlet would come knocking on her door. Those who knew her shades of blue won't comfort her no more. She climbed aboard her rainbow to reach her golden dream - nobody now could ever paint her green. Paint Scarlet green.

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Date: 4/18/2020 10:13:00 AM
Scarlet To be left as a woman, then with little ones to care, would be very hard to raise. A person has to do what they have to do when in time of need, especially to take care of her little ones. Nicely done, Lindsay, I enjoyed reading every bit of “Scarlet” story. Stay well and don’t let the isolation get you down. Hugs Eve
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Lindsay Laurie
Date: 4/22/2020 9:09:00 PM
Thank you Eve … yes, parents do anything to make the children don't suffer, and if society doesn't agree then help out. I'm pleased you enjoyed Scarlet's tale on the way she coped Eve - Lindsay
Date: 2/13/2020 2:26:00 AM
People gossip Lindsay, whether good or bad they talk about everyone, especially if they are that way inclined - and if they see or hear of someone who has bettered her life, then jealousy creeps in - I enjoyed your lyric very much indeed Lindsay, great write my friend, - glad she bought her own home! Blessings, Jennifer.
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Date: 2/18/2020 8:06:00 PM
Hello Jennifer … you are so right Jennifer. Gossipers must have little else to do in their lives, so perhaps it is jealousy that engulfs them - thank you Jennifer - Lindsay
Date: 2/8/2020 1:18:00 PM
Great one Lindsay! I love the last stanza, repeat :)
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Date: 2/8/2020 6:28:00 PM
Hello Heidi … I'm pleased you enjoyed this lyric of mine - thank you Heidi - Lindsay
Date: 2/8/2020 8:16:00 AM
I love this, such emotion is involved in the words. The colors of emotions and the success of one. It talks so much about how people can change when they see one succeed. Great job!
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Date: 2/8/2020 6:26:00 PM
Hello Erica … you are so right Erica. With success comes jealousy - thank you Erica - Lindsay
Date: 2/5/2020 11:57:00 AM
Great story Lindsay, enjoyed.
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Date: 2/8/2020 6:25:00 PM
Thanks for reading and putting on a comment M. L. I appreciate it - Lindsay
Date: 2/2/2020 11:31:00 AM
This is material for a good song, Lindsay. B&W, scarlet or green, people are still going to talk behind your back!! Regards // paul
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Date: 2/8/2020 6:22:00 PM
How true you are Paul. People seem to enjoy gossip and it usually gets expanded on once on the grape vine - thank you Paul - Lindsay
Date: 2/1/2020 6:39:00 PM
Reminded me of a Fraulein I once knew who came to Paris to make her fortune. She did, but when she returned to Germany to buy her hotel, she looked like she should spend the money on her health! Well thought out and executed, Lindsay. Well done! Aloha! Rico
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Lindsay Laurie
Date: 2/8/2020 6:20:00 PM
G'day Rico … desperate times mean desperate measures, and some are forced into a lifestyle they don't agree with. Thank you once again Rico - Lindsay
Date: 2/1/2020 4:54:00 PM
Well written lyric Lindsay. Hope you're well. Tom
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Date: 2/8/2020 6:17:00 PM
Hello Tom … yes, we're fine here. Hard to believe that up north where the bush fires raged, now it appears there will be floods. Thank you for your comment again Tom - Lindsay