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The Color of Goodbye

Updated on February 26, 2014
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Anan is an online blogger and private consultant since 2009 in the areas of relationships and interfaith spirituality.

Music to read my poetry

Siting on the front steps, I let my mind wander.

Caressed by the gentle breeze of another sunset

I close my eyes so I can recall your face, still, unmoved.

As your laughter tease my hair, that now plays in the wind.

We dance in a faint memory, where time, can't touch us.

And the warmth of your arms keeps me safe.

The trees sing its praises to the sky, envious, broken.

Don't let me go! Don't leave me here! Stop, don't go away!

When my soul asks me about his shelter, What should I say?

When the sun sets and the darkness arrives;

In which memory should I hold to, in order to find you?

I can't open my eyes, I am afraid of what I'll encounter.

The lightest shade of purple

in my cold lips surrenders,

like a frozen Oleander.

Please. Just sit by me,

until my heart falls asleep.

And the morning paints your goodbye

another shade of purple.

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      Anan Celeste 4 years ago from California

      Hi Eddwen! Thank you!

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      Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

      A wonderful poem; voted up and shared.


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      Anan Celeste 4 years ago from California

      Thank you btrbell, I am so glad you liked it!

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      Randi Benlulu 4 years ago from Mesa, AZ

      Oh, Anan! Awesome, beautiful, loved it, pinned it! This was so well written and expressed. Heartbreaking, yet serene and I could feel the acceptance. Thank you for sharing this and putting it on fb for those of us that didn't know you then!

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      Wayne Barrett 5 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      Wow! Very beautiful. The music and the photo accompaniment were just perfect. I love this piece and will definitely share

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      Anan Celeste 5 years ago from California

      Hi Audrey!

      Thanks for reading dear.

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      Anan Celeste 5 years ago from California

      Hi Sueswan!

      Thanks! it means a lot to me. Sometimes words just get in the way of emotions. Other times, exceed our capacity to express pain.

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Beautiful and heartfelt write

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      Sueswan 5 years ago

      Hi Ananceleste,

      "Please. Just sit by me,

      until my heart falls asleep.

      And the morning paints your goodbye

      another shade of purple"

      I was swept away with your words, and the music. Simply beautiful!

      Voted up and away

      Take care :)

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      Jim Higgins 6 years ago from Eugene, Oregon

      Wonderful combination of poetry and music. I read it without music at first, then again with the piano. They enhance each other beautifully. Great poem!

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      Maree Michael Martin 6 years ago from Northwest Washington on an Island

      Wow, that is very beautiful! Thanks for your explanation on the color purple too.

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      Anan Celeste 6 years ago from California

      Thanks sofs! I am glad you liked it. I saw your question at about 3:45 am, I could not sleep, while listening to some music to help me relax. So I give it a try. That was the music that I was listening to.

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      sofs 6 years ago

      Wonderful! Amazingly tender and sad... and the music just enhances the poem... I guess I have to write one myself... the subject is too tempting... :) But I love the way you have written this... Thanks for taking the challenge.. I appreciate this very much... have a lovely day. God Bless!

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      Anan Celeste 6 years ago from California

      Thank you all for reading. The color purple is often asociated with power, luxury, but it is also linked to good judgement and spiritual fulfilment,used a lot in meditation.

      Purple depict their origins tied to royalty and ceremony, purple flowers represent the elements of dignity, pride and success. It makes a simple Purple is the color of flower that turns the simple ceremony into a happening, a memorable one. This is meaning attached to purple in the poem. A relationship so significant, that needs the ceremonial component to complete it.

      A love that even though is not present, deserves respect and dignity to move on, to become just that , a memory.

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      cleaner3 6 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado

      This is very nice poem, together with the music it is exquisite.

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      Dianna Mendez 6 years ago

      So beautiful and it brings memories of the many good-byes I have experienced in life. Yes, color it purple. Love the piano's gentle sonet as well.

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      khadeejah 6 years ago from Nigeria

      I love this poem,it has this elusive quality.What does purple mean to you,as a symbol in your poem.

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      cleaner3 6 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado

      very nice, loved it . the new trend is music that goes with poetry and yours is but the beautiful start of what is to come. the music is emotional and tender as your poem.

      Much love


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      Gelbee 6 years ago

      I've had one of my poem's read to music and it was beautiful. My computer went down and I lost it...but I love the music you put together with this lovely write...


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