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Season of Sadness

I wore my sadness like a bruise,
It bloomed in mournful winter hues,
    All marbled by the tears that rained
        from dull December eyes,
I wrapped it round me like a coat,
While clouds upon my shoulders wrote
    a story flowing with the pain
        of life and its demise.
Yet as I stood in snowy streets,
My load too great for earthly feet,
    My pallor like a physical
        description of my woe,
It seemed the more that sorrow grasped
my face, the faster people passed...
    Perhaps I was invisible,
        that winter, in the snow.


13 October 2018 

Copyright © | Year Posted 2018




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Date: 1/6/2019 6:12:00 PM
Very nice poem. Enjoyed reading.
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Nina Parmenter
Date: 1/7/2019 12:18:00 AM
Thank you Valerie :-)
Date: 1/1/2019 1:57:00 PM
Wow love the strong emotion in this lovely poem, Nina.
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Nina Parmenter
Date: 1/1/2019 2:22:00 PM
Thanks very much Line!
Date: 12/28/2018 8:54:00 PM
Love the imagery, Nina, very well written . Congratulations on your win! Happy New Year. Hugs Eve ~`*
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Nina Parmenter
Date: 1/1/2019 2:31:00 PM
Thank you Eve! :-)
Date: 12/28/2018 7:03:00 PM
oh my, it's the one you just recently won with in the marathon contest. hahaha. And here I was suggesting it to you to use!!! big congrats. He chose very well.
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Date: 12/28/2018 7:02:00 PM
Listed as your fourth best here , LOVE this one!
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Date: 12/28/2018 9:27:00 AM
I'm back to say CONGRATS, Nina! Janice
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Date: 12/27/2018 1:52:00 PM
Nina, congrats on your win on mile 4 of my 2019 Poetry Marathon contest. The beautiful way you wrote this offsets the emotion of sadness it evokes. Brilliant! ~Mark
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Mark Toney
Date: 12/27/2018 4:53:00 PM
I know, right? I thought each contest would take 2 weeks and the marathon last through the end of 2019. Currently they're filling up in an average of 2 days! Of course, we know from experience, the longer w e r u n t h e s l o w e r w e e v e n t u a l l y g e t . . .
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Nina Parmenter
Date: 12/27/2018 3:47:00 PM
Thank you so much Mark! Wow, you’ve unleashed a beast with this marathon - these contests are filling SO fast!
Date: 12/27/2018 1:49:00 PM
Stunning, Nina. Your poem gave me chills. Congratulations on your success in Mark's contest! Best wishes, Carolyn
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Nina Parmenter
Date: 12/27/2018 3:46:00 PM
Thank you very much Carolyn!
Date: 11/11/2018 12:23:00 PM
Beautifully written! Great!
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Nina Parmenter
Date: 11/11/2018 12:26:00 PM
Thank you Lynn!
Date: 11/10/2018 5:49:00 AM
Great write, congrats on doing well in chart
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Nina Parmenter
Date: 11/11/2018 12:26:00 PM
Thanks Nick!
Date: 11/8/2018 9:52:00 AM
So very gripping and poignant. If poetry is meant to make one feel, you succeeded mightily.
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Nina Parmenter
Date: 11/8/2018 4:29:00 PM
Ah, thank you Sunlite! I don’t think poetry always HAS to make you feel... but this one was designed to, so I’m very glad to hear it had that effect on you. Thank you so much for the lovely comment, Nina :-)
Date: 11/7/2018 12:38:00 PM
Very expressive and descriptive work. I enjoyed reading this one today. Sara
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Nina Parmenter
Date: 11/7/2018 12:41:00 PM
Thank you very much Sara! Nina :-)
Date: 11/6/2018 12:12:00 PM
Hello Nina, i just read this poem. I found it to be sad. Have a nice day my friend.
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Nina Parmenter
Date: 11/7/2018 1:25:00 AM
Thank you Darlene :-)
Date: 11/5/2018 6:53:00 PM
This poem is full of sorrow and flows so beautifully. Thank you Nina!
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Nina Parmenter
Date: 11/7/2018 1:25:00 AM
Thank you Mark! :-)
Date: 11/5/2018 4:55:00 PM
Awesome! Reminiscent of The Raven "While I pondered weak and weary". Mournful and so personal. The more I read it the more I like it! The metaphor of pallor vanishing into snow. The marbled bruise blooming. Simple a delight! One of my favourites to date.
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Nina Parmenter
Date: 11/7/2018 1:24:00 AM
Thank you very much indeed Brian! I’m very flattered!
Date: 11/1/2018 8:31:00 PM
This is top class poetry my friend. A pleasure to read and contemplate the artistry that went into this gem. A fav..
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Nina Parmenter
Date: 11/6/2018 4:00:00 PM
Thank you very much Robert. Your suppor is deeply appreciated. Nina
Date: 10/30/2018 6:38:00 PM
Beautiful, Nina Especially "while clouds upon my shoulders wrote a story..." A sense of being so alone, that you feel invisible.
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Nina Parmenter
Date: 10/31/2018 2:09:00 AM
Thank you Sandra, that’s exactly what I was trying to convey so nice to hear! Nina
Date: 10/27/2018 6:51:00 PM
Not even for a contest? Worthy Nina, very worthy!
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Nina Parmenter
Date: 10/27/2018 7:11:00 PM
Thank you Brian! I didn’t write this for a contest, but I did enter it for one run by The Other Brian, and it placed :-)
Date: 10/25/2018 4:23:00 PM
Beautiful!
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Nina Parmenter
Date: 10/25/2018 4:36:00 PM
Thank you Jay!
Date: 10/25/2018 2:44:00 AM
Feelings remarkably expressed!
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Nina Parmenter
Date: 10/25/2018 3:03:00 AM
Thank you Jagdish!
Date: 10/23/2018 10:13:00 AM
Wow... I can't believe I missed this! (For some reason not all of your poems have been showing up on my "feed" lately!)... This is a masterpiece- you so brilliantly expressed the alienation so many sad or depressed people feel every day! *hat off, bowing to your muse*
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Nina Parmenter
Date: 10/23/2018 3:02:00 PM
Ah, my muse is delighted to see the top of your head! Thank you very much Rhona!
Date: 10/22/2018 4:35:00 PM
Beautifully inspired, Nina. Congrats on your lovely top win.
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Nina Parmenter
Date: 10/22/2018 4:42:00 PM
Thank you Line!
Date: 10/19/2018 10:24:00 AM
THIS is very good, damn good! You've caught beautifully, and with bitter economy (and irony), the existential angst we humans are so universally prone to-- congrats Nina on your much deserved win.
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Nina Parmenter
Date: 10/22/2018 4:41:00 PM
Thank you very much LJ!
Date: 10/18/2018 7:23:00 PM
This is absolutely wonderful, Nina, and it is heading straight to my favs ... wit, whimsy, metaphor, imagery, message, and best of all melancholy - exquisite write, and my personal winner. Blessings! :-) <3
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Nina Parmenter
Date: 10/19/2018 1:02:00 AM
Thank you so much Greg for the lovely compliments! I like the new avatar by the way!
Date: 10/17/2018 7:54:00 PM
What a tour de force of imagery and rhyme. Emotion we all have felt but too few have articulated so skillfully. Namaste dear poet.
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Nina Parmenter
Date: 10/18/2018 12:07:00 AM
Namaste Greg, thank you!
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