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Blue ' Ain't ' Your Color----Written In Rhyming Fashion

Updated on December 8, 2016
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My name is Ruby. I write poetry, flash fiction and short stories. I am a dreamer who believes in equality for all mankind.

Feeling blue is really only a figment of my psyche's imagination

I remember so well the fun adventure's we enjoyed in our once proud United Nation

Remembering when we traveled far-wide without fear of reaching our destination

We took to the air like an eagle in glorious flight migration


Now we fear the wrath of programmed terrorists who willingly gives his life in hopes of a heavenly resurrection

Aha the cruise ships, we slept like babies, certain the Captain would steer us safely to the fun amusement awaiting on shore

Now we watch the ships pass on by, my psyche saying, " No more. "

We went to crowded parades, waving our flag's with happy inborn pride

Now we stay locked inside, afraid to venture outside

Oh how we loved to watch the Cardinals play live in St. Louis, Missouri

Now we watch the game on TV, Missing the sweet aroma of hotdogs and excited spectator flurry

We danced in nightclubs, the band taking our request's so willingly

Now we turn on the radio to dance, missing the good times and feeling sad and lonely

The days of going to live concerts or crowded movie theaters are only faded memories

The fear of mass killings keeps us housebound, adding to our pent up miseries


" Oh wait up " My psyche just interrupted me saying, " Remember your dancing boot's you reluctantly stored away

Why not retrieve them and let's start living again today? "

" I thought you were afraid ( Shane ) My psyche's name, you're the one who feared the most. "

She looked down and admitted, " I was, but I ' ain't ' having any fun, and if you don't move you'll soon be as dry as a day-old piece of toast. "

So I'm puttin' on my dancing boot's, and we're going to start living again.

" Thanks my psyche girlfriend Shane, after all you're still my closest best friend. "


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    • always exploring profile imageAUTHOR

      Ruby Jean Richert 

      24 months ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello truthfornow. Yes it does, but we can't let evil spoil our joy even though we worry. Thank you...

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      truthfornow 

      24 months ago from New Orleans, LA

      It takes courage to keep on living.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      2 years ago from Southern Illinois

      I agree Shauna, She has always been a part of me I would love to have a picture of her.

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      Shauna L Bowling 

      2 years ago from Central Florida

      Well, Shane is a part of you regardless!

    • always exploring profile imageAUTHOR

      Ruby Jean Richert 

      2 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hi Shauna. There is a story behind Shane. When my mother was pregnant with me, a young girl named Shane helped her around the house. When my mother told me about her, I remarked that I loved that name and why didn't she name me Shane instead of Ruby? I also added that the name Ruby was what all the saloon women were called in the movies. My mother's only reply was, " I like the name Ruby better than Shane. " Enough said..lol..Thank you...

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      Shauna L Bowling 

      2 years ago from Central Florida

      Shane has the right attitude, Ruby. We mustn't be so overcome with fear that we no longer allow ourselves to live. Evil wins if we let that happen. And this little girl isn't about to let evil win!

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      2 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Audrey. I agree with your comment. We do have much to be thankful for. We are free to live our life anyway we choose, as long as we stay within the law. So let's dance and have a ball. Thanks my friend. Hugs.....

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      Audrey Hunt 

      2 years ago from Idyllwild Ca.

      To live in fear isn't living at all. We live in a time of terrorism it's true - but if we live in fear these terrorist's have won. I refuse! So do you. We still have so much to be grateful for and happy about. What a great message you've given us.

      Thanks my friend - thanks!

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      2 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Shyron, boot scootin' sounds like something we would do, so go girl.

      Boot scootin' is something I used to do

      Until them dat burn terrorist made me blue

      Now I'm fightin' mad

      But you made me feel glad

      With your poem of happiness and cheer

      Let's dance and sing, bringin' in the new year

      Merry Christmas my poetic friend........

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      Shyron E Shenko 

      2 years ago from Texas

      Ruby, Ruby my dear gem of a friend

      We cannot live with fear

      For fear would shut us in

      And keep us from the joys we all have within

      So let us squelch and drown our fears

      Let us find our dancing boots

      And everybody jump right in

      We'll find our joy and learn to live and laugh again

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      Ruby love your message so put on you boots and lets go Boot Scoot.

    • always exploring profile imageAUTHOR

      Ruby Jean Richert 

      2 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello btrbell. I agree. We all have the same fears, but we gotta live, right? Thank you....

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      Randi Benlulu 

      2 years ago from Mesa, AZ

      Love it! At first, I'm reading and commiserating, agreeing with all the fears. And tben I'm cheering and agreeing again. And who doesnt love Keith Urban? Thank you for a genuine look at our lives.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      2 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Rasma, and I fully agree. Life is good. Thank you my poet friend...

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      2 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello lifegate. I like your comment, it's very true. Someone wrote a song with the lyric, " Don't worry. be happy. ' which is a lesson to live by. Thanks for coming by.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      2 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Mike, your poem is deep and has many layers. You say it's not finished. I hope you will finish it. " Lost in words I never penned " brings so much to the surface, yet is hidden. Oh Lordy, my poetic nature is running overtime. lol.. Thank you. When someone leaves a poem on my page I always think of DRBJ. Thank you....

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      2 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Most wonderful poetry and we must accept our lives as they are and not fear what will come but live and be glad.

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      William Kovacic 

      2 years ago from Pleasant Gap, PA

      Well said, Ruby. It made me think of a sign I saw the other day. It went something like this - "Start smelling the roses before you're pushing up daisies." Another job well done, my friend!

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      mckbirdbks 

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

      Hi Ruby - its not finished, but here goes:

      .

      A Long Way From Memphis

      .

      Beauty is not ageless

      unlike, faithfulness and grace

      And we’re a long way from Memphis

      and marked with loves disgrace

      .

      No more Blue Ridge Mountain fantasy,

      her beauty stolen by the wind

      while chased by fire to the river

      lost in words I never penned

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      2 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Genna. I know I've been watching too much TV, all the violence all over the world has kept me from doing a lot of things I used to do. I've decided to stop worrying and live again. Let's party at EWC. Mar and Martie are already there and Mike is getting ready to read one of his soulful poems. Take care. I love it when you visit. Hugs...

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      2 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Mar. I'm dancing up a storm at EWC. All the old crowd is there. We're sipping special tea, the jukebox is rockin' Dusty has just ordered a stack of pancakes. Mike is trying to quieten us down so he can read a poem. Oh look, Brenda, Martie and Genna has just dropped in, now the party is in full swing. Wooah!!!!

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      Genna East 

      2 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      Ruby, this is such a relevant poem in light of today's world. But living in fear is exactly what those who would embrace violence want. I say, "Screw 'em." (Sorry to be so candid.) We lose the moment we fail to embrace the dance of life. Loved the Urban tune. Hugs my friend and thank you for this great hub.

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      Maria Jordan 

      2 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

      Shane is a sage soulmate to you, dear Ruby.

      As Bowie would say, 'put on your red shoes and dance the blues'...

      Love ya and let's keep this life adventure going, mar

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      2 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Ann. You go girl! I'm right there with you. Thank you much for a fantastic comment...

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      Ann Carr 

      2 years ago from SW England

      Fantastic, Ruby! Let's get up and dance whenever we can. I love dancing and I love living and ain't no-one gonna stop me! Excellent!

      Ann

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      2 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Martie. Life has certainly changed. We used to feel so carefree. It's sad indeed. I hope your Africa will soon find the cure for corruption. Thanks my friend. Hugs..

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      Martie Coetser 

      2 years ago from South Africa

      So sad! Criminals stole our peace and trust in humans! Sick! Your poem says it all.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      2 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Kristen. I didn't know that I liked Keith Urban so much until I heard this song. Thank you for the nice touch comment...

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      Kristen Howe 

      2 years ago from Northeast Ohio

      Great poem Ruby. Love Keith Urban. Nice touch. Beautifully said.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      2 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Eric. I sometimes think women are just natural born worriers. I'm glad you liked this piece enough to read it twice. Thank you so much.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      2 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Clive. I believe your statement is true, so let's throw caution into the wind and start to live again. Thank you much...

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      2 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Vellur. I'm getting my dancing boots out of storage and dance the night away at a Christmas party. Thank you so much....

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      Eric Dierker 

      2 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      My wife likes to worry about such things. I will thank her tonight for doing it so I do not have to ;-)

      This was one I read twice. Such a good message.

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      Clive Williams 

      2 years ago from Jamaica

      fear is created by governments to instill control. If we all begin to fear life, then we fear living. Soon life will shy away from us.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      2 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Ven. There has been so much negativity I felt like writing something positive for a change. Thank you much for coming to read...

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      2 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Mike. We'll make that old jukebox come alive again! I love your comment. Thanks...

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      2 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Bill. I really have been afraid to travel much. I got up this morning feeling I was missing out on so much that I used to do, so I'm going to stop worrying so much and yes, you are correct, when we stop living, they win. Thank you for always supporting anything I write...

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      Nithya Venkat 

      2 years ago from Dubai

      Yes, it is time to live life and put on our dancing boots on. Positive and inspiring message, great write.

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      Venkatachari M 

      2 years ago from Hyderabad, India

      A very nice message presented in a rhyming fashion. True, Ruby, that we should not change our lifestyles due to the pressure of other outward elements. Let us enjoy life as it comes. Thank you for ending the note positively.

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      mckbirdbks 

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

      I am dropping a nickel in the jukebox at EWC. Dance the night away. :)

      Big message here.

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      Bill Holland 

      2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      I totally agree, Ruby! Living in fear ain't living at all. The day we change our lifestyle out of fear of terrorists is the day they win the game. Love the way you stated this.

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