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~~~ Innocuous ~~~

Updated on March 26, 2015

~ Innocuous ~



Did evening make her long again,

For time's bereft goodbyes?

Will morning take girl's song again,

When expectations rise?


Shall noon repeal woe's tongue again,

So no flesh hears her cries?

Could midnight wright her wrong again,

Thenst dry belle's myrtle eyes?


Jazz, perfume and lover's tunes;

Noms de plume in empty rooms.

Vacant hearts haunt lonely beds;

Gifts unopened, words unsaid.


Would Monday save doll from the flood,

If Tuesday gave her all he could?

Wilt Wednesday lift babe high above,

If Thursday promised Friday's love?


Should Saturday quash her insurrection,

If Sunday showed dame new direction?

Could weeks and months that passed her by,

Grow wings, return, undo the lie?




Yea, kissed by April, June remembers,

Why May's lost love basks by the embers,

Of hearts still warm, 'mid cold Decembers,

Which March bestowed via dream-time senders.


Ain't no one else who can replace,

Autumnal lips on a summertime face;

Bright sun-streamed eyne hath burned once more,

Like beams thro' morn's creation door.


Old words bound by time's rhythmic cage,

News heard, mute hearts of bygone rage,

Thenst lift 'pon high unto the stage,

Her love, laid down here page by page.


THE END

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      Ann Carr 2 years ago from SW England

      What a great idea, using all the times and months etc. You have so much imagination and wonderful ideas, R.Q!

      Ann

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      Romeos Quill 2 years ago from Lincolnshire, England

      Hi Ann;

      I wanted to scribe something which would encompass the seasons, days of the week and months of the year that would also reflect the topsy-turvy feelings behind a deceitful heart punishing itself with its own reflection, hence the paradisaical image of the woman superimposed over the reality of a duplicitous heart of stone locked into a limbo of its own design.

      The woman weaved into the rhyme believes that something external from herself may need to change, in order to remodel for a happy life, not realizing that it is the measure of those events ( her heart ) which would benefit from a transitional adjustment instead.

      Thank you for taking time to read and also for your wonderful comments.

      Enjoy an exciting weekend!

      R.Q.

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      John Hansen 2 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Using days, months and seasons entwined with feelings...beautiful words and images R.Q. Voted up.

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      Romeos Quill 2 years ago from Lincolnshire, England

      Cheers Jodah and thanks for flying by.

      Have a good week.

      R.Q.

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      mckbirdbks 2 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

      Odd title, for a poem with such a rich Shelleyan tone.

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      Romeos Quill 2 years ago from Lincolnshire, England

      "Perfection, I know nothing about. I never claim 'knowledge' let alone superior knowledge. It works out better for me that way. I'd like to say I manage one language, but for the amount of misunderstanding that goes on between the words leaving my mouth meaning one thing and reaching someone's ears and meaning something completely different, well it happens all the time. Perhaps it is the air the words pass through that is the issue." mckbirdbks

      Your own words.

      R.Q.

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      Chris Mills 2 years ago from St. Louis, MO until the end of June, 2017

      As I read, I felt she was chasing after something that was just out of reach. Just an hour, a day, a season out of reach.

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      Romeos Quill 2 years ago from Lincolnshire, England

      Hi Chris;

      Great perception you have. Additionally, a harmless pursuit of the souls of the lady and storyteller realizing that it could never be.

      Thank you for taking time to drop by for a quick look in. The flash fiction seems to be working out really well for you and it's a treat to read.

      All the Best;

      R.Q.

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      Dora Isaac Weithers 2 years ago from The Caribbean

      "Time's rhythmic cage" seems to present something eventful at different times of the day, the week, the year--a continual mood of expectation. Very engaging!

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      Romeos Quill 2 years ago from Lincolnshire, England

      Thank you MsDora; engaging for the reader, but disengaging for the writer lol!

      I've just posted a link in the comment on your newest Hub and hope you received it O.K. as it timed out.

      Warm Regards to you all;

      R.Q.

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      Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

      I loved this creative and dramatic piece. It surely does not seem "simple" to me. I may be the simple one : )

      I thought it brilliant using the seasons and days ... coupled with your choice of stunning imagery.

      Up ++++ tweeting, pinning, G+ and sharing

      Peace and blessings

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      Phyllis Doyle Burns 2 years ago from High desert of Nevada.

      I love the seasons - there is something mysterious, romantic, giving/taking, ending/beginning, death/birth - all so beautiful in Nature's mysterious way and time. You bring out beauty in everything, Romeo. Thank you, as always, for a moment of beauty that lingers on ...

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      Romeos Quill 2 years ago from Lincolnshire, England

      ... And thank you for alighting Phyllis with such generous commentary.

      I trust that you and your family are in good health and enjoying this seasonal holiday of new hope.

      Take Care;

      R.Q.

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      Romeos Quill 2 years ago from Lincolnshire, England

      Thank you for your generosity Faith and no, you are definitely not the simple one lol! You are as multi-layered as a mesmeric fillet-cloud swimming through a tropical noon.

      Blessings to you and your family too;

      Warmest Regards;

      R.Q.

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