Broken Umbrella

Blustery murkiness of the bleak day~

Has an eerie luminosity to the base of the sky~

As the storm squalling on~

Bends each branch as a test to sometime break with a snap.

I walk alone amongst the windy trees~

On a pebbled path underfoot~

With a constant light spray of rain mist on my face~

My hair protected by a hood.

With hands curled in my pink hoody’s pouch~

I mosey enjoying the freshness of what the gales blow in~

As a little toad hops out of harms way while my feet saunter on down the nuggets of stone to the road where I wish to go.

The side road with houses snuggled close~

Some with chimneys smoking~

Gives a security of hominess~

To my wandering bones raw~

From dampness found every where in the rainstorm air.

Two by two I venture past diverse homesteads~

As my eyes are drawn to a forlorned sight~

A shame an abandoned black broken umbrella being ripped at by the wind~

Spokes clearly busted as it sits half on a driveway while lopsided partly on a dingy soaked yard.

I observe this deserted umbrella with pity in my heart~

Such a wasteful shame for no hope could it have to be useful anymore at any point~

As it once was new and vital a handsome display.

This now irregular carousel almost inching its way to the paved road by strong tearing gales~

Looks to be rescued by me or you?

Alas I turn to not look anymore~

At the cast off of life~

Unbalanced, lost in strife~

For what could I more do? ~

But walk back to my humble abode~

Questioning my lack of action~

For the forsaken sand dirtied lost soul? ~

Wondering if anyone else will stop to rescue this deserted article? ~

As I had clearly made up my mind~

That it was not mine to salvage nor save~

Yet it continues to haunt me~

Till this day.

By Lisa J. Warner AKA Lisa Luv

CopyRight9/14/2014@LisaLuvLLC

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Jodah 2 years ago from Queensland Australia

Hauntingly beautiful Lisa, and the images and videos superb. Voted up.


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Romeos Quill 2 years ago from Lincolnshire, England

Hi Lisa Luv;

Haven't been over your way in a while but what a lovely, moody poem you've created here, reflecting the contrasts of comfort and anxiety very nicely.

Perhaps the broken umbrella was discarded by somone who learned to sing in the rain? :)

Enjoy a peaceful weekend and thank you;

R.Q.


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Lisa Luv 2 years ago from Conneticut, USA Author

Thank you Jodah , and Romeos Quill! I enjoyed both your comments as much as writing this poem.... Keep having great fun both of you .... ! LOVE YA!!!


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sholland10 2 years ago from Southwest Missouri

The eerie surrealism touched me and captured some of my recent feelings.


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Lisa Luv 2 years ago from Conneticut, USA Author

sholland10 KOOL! Thank you for stopping by! Your comment thrilled me...


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The Examiner-1 2 years ago

You must have written this on a sad day Lisa. Whenever I see rain I want to be over ASAP and for the sun to come out, yours seemed to continue. Even the video. It was different though. I voted it up, shared and pinned it.

Kevin


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teaches12345 2 years ago

I could have used an umbrella today with all the rain we had this afternoon. You have painted a deep message with your words here and the photos really add to the visual meaning.


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Lisa Luv 2 years ago from Conneticut, USA Author

Dear The Examiner-1 & teaches12345 Thank you both for your thoughtful comments... I love the feed back... Actually Kevin I was not sad that day but trying to take you on a journey and send a message to you the reader to ponder also....May you both have an awesome day!


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The Examiner-1 2 years ago

My mistake Lisa.

Kevin


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Lisa Luv 2 years ago from Conneticut, USA Author

No mistake.... You are right though sometimes we write how we are feeling.. Just so happens I was making a concentrated effort to portray something I was not actually in the mood of ...more of what my thoughts had created.... hard to explain....LOVE YOU The Examiner-1 and so happy you read and commented... your comment also gave me something to ponder :) Hope you are having a fun day!


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CrisSp 2 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

What evocative message combined with great artworks. It is still gloomy in my part of the world, literally and figuratively but I am positive, it will be better.

Voted up and beautifully penned.

Love from the sky~


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Lisa Luv 2 years ago from Conneticut, USA Author

Thank you so much CrisSp ...rainy and gloomy here this morning too...

I miss the sun...especially the summer sun... Have a great Sunday!


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aviannovice 2 years ago from Stillwater, OK

I understand why you were haunted, for that could have been a living being. You message was strongly to the point...


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Lisa Luv 2 years ago from Conneticut, USA Author

aviannovice you got it! Thank you for reading! May you have an awesome day!

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