In Colors Perfect
 
In Colors Perfect


leaves of rose and gold
dance beneath a crimson sun
in colors perfect

She was born of autumn. Child of change and unexpected colors. Sunday's grace and dimpled trace of September sun.  She was song of morning and silence of twilight.  Skipped between shadow and shimmer.  They loved her anyway.

upon rising wind
secrets fall, chasing the truth
whispered in silence

Winter brought its sadness.  Chill of difference shivered along spine.  Whispers heard. Understood.  Blind?  Bah!  Clouded eyes, blurred vision did not make one so.  Ignorance and self-pity did.  She, defiant, dared labels be cast. Dared limitations be set by anyone but herself.  Momma said no one owed her anything. Nor should they own her dreams.  Momma knew. Momma always knew.

and leaves lay scattered
muted honesty of self
and blind acceptance

Spring and summer.  Seasons of discovery.  Of passions.  Of remembering.  Of life.  Journeys begun and journeys done.  Finding words.  Painting pictures. Hearing sunsets.  Touching sky, unbounded.  Chasing dreams. Her dreams.

renewal, sweetest
song of determined spirit
new leaves emerging

Yes, she was born of autumn. Child of change and unexpected colors. But she has known other seasons, other reasons, other memories. And will again.  She is stubborn.  Relentlessly passionate.  Loves words.  Is still blind.  And she loves herself anyway.  Momma knew.  Momma always did.

leaves of rose and gold
dance beneath a crimson sun
in colors perfect



© June 2008




Written for the All Star challenge
Host: Horvax
Theme: 'An unconquerable soul'

Also posted in the FOS challenge of Top Ten's
Haibun



By Myrna D.

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This Poem is part of a Challenge: All STARS - 'Unconquerable Soul' (challenge has been closed)


This Poem is part of a Challenge: All STARS - 'Unconquerable Soul' (challenge has been closed)


This Poem is part of a Challenge: All STARS - 'Unconquerable Soul' (challenge has been closed)


This Poem is part of a Challenge: All STARS - 'Unconquerable Soul' (challenge has been closed)


This Poem is part of a Challenge: All STARS - 'Unconquerable Soul' (challenge has been closed)


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