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my Penny colored love

by Colleen Sperry

jumped orange waves at sunrise
skipped pink chalk on sidewalks
laughed at all things blue

hid in the white snowbanks
of the barren orchard
kicked a ball over black concrete
stomped in every clear puddle
until wet soles squeaked

lost in the grey of morning
buried in the bright sunlight
abides under silent green eternally


Author's Note: unable to get the correct format on Pathetic ..

Posted on 07/16/2011
Copyright © 2019 Colleen Sperry

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Jody Pratt on 07/16/11 at 06:33 PM

I like the imagery you create through the use of colors. The flow is easy throughout aside from the very last "eternally." Which is okay because read aloud it seems to close the poem. My favorite line is "laughed at all things blue." :)

Posted by Steve Baba on 07/17/11 at 02:51 AM

Refreshing. I thought that this was an exceptional poem to read. Thank you for posting...

Posted by Chris Sorrenti on 07/17/11 at 06:40 PM

Wonderful "action/imagery" poem Colleen. Nice how the green of the corroded penny ties in to the title, but also has a nature feel to it.

Posted by Gabriel Ricard on 07/22/11 at 02:49 PM

It still rocks.

Posted by Joe Cramer on 07/30/11 at 02:09 PM

... congrats on POTD!!!

Posted by Joan Serratelli on 08/23/11 at 11:02 PM

Colorful images. Loved your view of LOVE.Wonderful write.

Posted by Philip F De Pinto on 11/04/11 at 12:55 PM

I love this ode, given I was witness to all that you've penned here so delicately and with irony attached. Yes, long ago, I saw it all arrive and go.

Posted by George Hoerner on 06/04/17 at 01:17 AM

"Love' is one of those things in life that always establishes its own format and we have so little control over it. We must either accept it or not at our own peril. Hopefully we make the right choice.

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