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~~~ Loner Lisa ~~~

Updated on February 6, 2014

~ Loner Lisa ~


Dorothy-tinged arch of an Angel’s skied nib,

Dost sheen gently fair eyne ‘mid her pendulous new crib.

Scintilla of phrase, humbly issued, be dealt,

Wondrous colours to tinct infant’s, agile dwarved svelte.


Whilst yestreen’s flared orb scout returns his tanned dawn,

And blanched sparkles of ivory alight mute newborn;

Dozed trances of lease, wrap those jaded and flustered;

Caked letterbox mouths, set in supper’s egg custard.


Tot gurgles her dreams into teddy-bear’s ears,

‘Bout a Seraph whose da steals His babe’s makeshift fears,

From horned umbras, that loom under lune as their rider,

O’er bobbles of blu-tack which looked like a spider.


Night burgles scarved frays strewn haphazard ‘pon floor,

Which now look like might reach with their cottony claw;

Momma secretly sobs for the man once held dear,

Suckling offers her lips as they petal her tear.


The worst has now passed,

There’s no wrong and no right,

Just bambino and ma,

Braced in swales of goodnight.


THE END

* Music By Dana Dawson - R.I.P. *

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      Loretta 3 years ago from Lisbon Maine

      This is beautiful. I love the soft imagery. "Tot gurgles her dream in a teddy bears ear." Love the vision develops. I emjoy your writing.

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      Ann Carr 3 years ago from SW England

      I greatly appreciate your concern. Ann

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      Romeos Quill 3 years ago from Lincolnshire, England

      Not at all dear Ann; you speak away because it needs saying, and I've heard that the army has been drafted in for some of the worst affected regions solely because decent folk like you spoke up when the media was reporting in that area. Sorry to hear that Ann but certainly glad that you yourself have been fortunate in avoiding the worst of the battering.

      Crikey! What an unusual weather pattern; the elements have gone mental.

      I agree; after recent years you would think that the powers that be would have flood crises down to a fine art by now.

      As long as you and your family are safe and warm and have enough supplies in for the duration, hopefully, that preparation should assuage an uncertain time.

      Happy that you're O.K. Ann and thank you.

      R.Q.

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      Ann Carr 3 years ago from SW England

      We're lucky here as we're on higher ground even though we're near one of the rivers which has flooded the Somerset Levels. They're only a couple of miles away! We've had hail, snow, rain and sun today! In that order and then some. Fed up with it all and the people whose houses are underwater are not getting nearly enough help - awful. We send more aid abroad than we do to our own. Sorry, must get down off the soapbox! You take care too. Ann

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      Romeos Quill 3 years ago from Lincolnshire, England

      Hi Ann;

      I hope you didn't suffer too badly yourself in the far south as all of the radio reports painted quite a destructive and disruptive few days.

      The winds in Yorkshire hit one-hundred m.p.h. yesterday and it was pretty blowy here in Lincolnshire with a few trees in the park falling down but nowhere near as bad as I've heard in the furthermost parts of southern England.

      Thank you for your splendid comments on the piece; an attempt to address an all too real situation but looking at the positive aspects of the good which remains and can be built upon after the storm of an unsuccessful ' relationship '. Glad that it could remind you of some good memories.

      Mind how you go Ann.

      Take Care,

      R.Q.

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      Ann Carr 3 years ago from SW England

      Aaahhh, bit sad but a lovely poem about the charms of newborns. I love the line 'Caked letterbox mouths, set in supper’s egg custard.' It brings back lots of familiar scenes!

      Great poem!

      Hope you aren't suffering too much from this awful weather. Ann

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      Romeos Quill 3 years ago from Lincolnshire, England

      Never read that one Jamie; just checked it out for a brief overview - eighteen chapters which drew quite a bit of attention during its time, it seems. Certainly familiar with much of the Greek jazz from the original; Glad that it was something which you could enjoy.

      All the Best,

      R.Q.

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      Romeos Quill 3 years ago from Lincolnshire, England

      Thanks MsDora - network has been on the wonk in England so delayed response.

      There are indeed many single mums ( and a few single dads for that matter ) all over the place; almost endemic now, for one reason or another - infidelity, no marriage, feckless father's etc....depressing that there doesn't seem to be enough mums and dads to go around for these kids. Difficult enough to raise a family properly with two at the helm let alone just one. There's always hope though.

      Thanks for coming by to leave your fascinating, experienced perspective.

      R.Q.

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      Jamie Lee Hamann 3 years ago from Reno NV

      Incredible poem.. Believe it or not I have been trying to read "Ulysses" by James Joyce right now, it is pretty difficult, but his use of language is pretty incredible. While I was reading your poem I kept flashing back to some of the experiences I had reading Joyce. Well done. jamie

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      Dora Weithers 3 years ago from The Caribbean

      Hope the presence of the precious babe will lessen the trauma of Lisa's loneliness. So may different perspectives can appear here. Thanks to your fine work!

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      Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales

      So beautiful Romeo and voted up.

      Eddy.

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      skye2day 3 years ago from Rocky Mountains

      RQ Yes the son!! His mercies are new every day. His grace abounds. Amen. A New hope yes He died and rose again to give us a new hope and each day it is a free gift for all to receive. How precious He is. God Bless you my bro. You bro are special indeed. I just love ya. Good evening Romeos Quill. 10 pm, RMS time. My soul is ready for sweet slumber. Sweet day to you mr romeos quill. Love it; sailing by. Skye.

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      Romeos Quill 3 years ago from Lincolnshire, England

      Good morning/evening Skye; ( just retyping this message )

      It's always great to have you sail by and be blessed by your exuberant, contagious, magnetic and loving personality and thank you indeed for the blessings of you and your generous remarks.

      Your latest ecclesiastical Hub article surely told it how it was and is - ' There's nothing new under the sun '

      ......excepting the Son who has given new hope.

      ' Enjoy your food and enjoy your work ' seems to be the sage message still resounding throughout the corridors of time.

      Thank you dear Skye; you're such a fine sis, and I'm honoured and very proud to know you, and proud of you as well.

      Have a fab weekend;

      Love your bro,

      Romeo.

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      Romeos Quill 3 years ago from Lincolnshire, England

      Hi Lesley;

      Thanks for coming by for a while to read and glad that you enjoyed the verse.

      Here's to a super weekend for you and yours;

      Best Regards,

      R.Q.

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      skye2day 3 years ago from Rocky Mountains

      Romeos Well well my dear bro another masterpiece of art work. Your words are exquisite and really timeless truth. How many loner lisas there are dear bro. May God Bless them all and He will. His grace and mercies new each day. You really do have an annointing my precious brother. I am always awe struck with your gracious works. I listened to the video and how right and true. One and one make two and one more make three. Oops, not!! Wish no families ever broke apart there is nothing new under the sun, Amen. I just love ya bro you are such a darlin. Thank you for blessing us with your gems. Hugs galore across the miles and miles of ocean blue. Your sister Skye

      I love the picture. Baby wide eyed and momma catching a zzzz. Too cute. Passinng this on and voted!!

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      Jane Arden 3 years ago

      Awesome poem. It is such a sweet tale of mother and child.

      "Just bambino and ma,

      Braced in swales of goodnight."

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      John Hansen 3 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Well done! thought it may have been just me.

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      Romeos Quill 3 years ago from Lincolnshire, England

      I've never read that one before Jodah, so just checked it out; eerily, the rhyme scheme is very similar, and that poem is rated as one of the best American poems ever! How about that? Must be really getting there with this poetry ' thang ' now. :)

      Thanks for stopping by;

      Best Wishes,

      R.Q.

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      John Hansen 3 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Hey R.Q. great stuff. To me this sounds like it should be recited to the tune of "The Night Before Christmas"...am I right?

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      Romeos Quill 3 years ago from Lincolnshire, England

      Thank you dear Faith for your lovely remarks; there's a lot in there :)

      The Pin button seems to be on the fritz over on this side of the pond as well.

      Many thanks for dropping by, and have yourself a peaceful night.

      Warm Regards,

      R.Q.

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      My goodness, your "quick verse" is outstanding! I must read it again and again to enjoy and grasp its full meaning. Love the imagery and video too. You really put your all into your poetry. I shall return to read again and enjoy it again but with a fresh mind. Up and more and sharing. My pinterest account has been compromised, so I will pin when that is straightened out. Blessings, Faith Reaper

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      Jennifer 3 years ago from Lost...In Video Games

      Yep, just cold! :D

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      Romeos Quill 3 years ago from Lincolnshire, England

      Thank you WL flasheroo!

      Hope everything's alright for you in Minnesota.:)

      R.Q.

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      Jennifer 3 years ago from Lost...In Video Games

      So sweet, R.Q! Voted it up!