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Broken Umbrella

Updated on September 14, 2014

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



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      Lisa J Warner AKA Lisa Luv 

      4 years ago from Conneticut, USA

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

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      Deb Hirt 

      4 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...

    • Lisa Luv profile imageAUTHOR

      Lisa J Warner AKA Lisa Luv 

      4 years ago from Conneticut, USA

      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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      4 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 J Warner AKA Lisa Luv 

      4 years ago from Conneticut, USA

      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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      The Examiner-1 

      4 years ago

      My mistake Lisa.


    • Lisa Luv profile imageAUTHOR

      Lisa J Warner AKA Lisa Luv 

      4 years ago from Conneticut, USA

      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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      Dianna Mendez 

      4 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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      The Examiner-1 

      4 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.


    • Lisa Luv profile imageAUTHOR

      Lisa J Warner AKA Lisa Luv 

      4 years ago from Conneticut, USA

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

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      Susan Holland 

      4 years ago from Southwest Missouri

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

    • Lisa Luv profile imageAUTHOR

      Lisa J Warner AKA Lisa Luv 

      4 years ago from Conneticut, USA

      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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      Romeos Quill 

      4 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;


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      John Hansen 

      4 years ago from Queensland Australia

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


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