Candy-coloured carousel horse, creaking in the draft. Bare bed frames, bare walls, bare floorboards. One long sock - cable, large knit - pulled up over a chilly knee, one folded down over the top of a scuffy, high-buttoned boot. Pink tutu, mustard woolly jumper. Buttons and laces and hooks-and-eyes, tying childhood down.
You                                          
should   know                                          
that        not  ­       all                                        
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                                                 ­  I
                                                 know it
                                                  can be hard
                                                    but be true to
                                                    you
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life      is        
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                              We
                     ­          all have
                              to    handle
                     ­          life's beauty and
                              pain
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fall  ­  in                                                
line      with                                                
S­ O C I E T Y ' S                                              
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pick up                                                               ­               
the paintbrush                                                       ­                       
and paint a better                                                           ­                     
day                                        ­                                        
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                                  There
                       ­         is         a
                                B  E  A U T  Y
                               in   all  shades   of
                                 life  
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Your colours were predestined long ago.
There is beauty in all shades, physically speaking and symbolically.
So embrace it and be empowered ^-^
Hope you enjoy my Colour Lanterns!
Thank you guys so much, especially for 124 followers!!!!
LOVE Y'ALL!!!!
Lyn xxx
These lips retain their colour interlocked with yours;
Seal them,
And let not our colours fade.
HTR Stevens Jul 11
Under the golden fountain,
Watch I my silver brothers:
Shooting high as a mountain;
Landing on the still waters.

Silver Blue, wish I were you;
Tho’ each one is so tiny,
All can shine brighter than dew;
Give some of your shine to me!
Aa Harvey Jul 6
Every Colour of the Rainbow.


Yellow is your hair, like the sun that shines upon me,
Orange is the taste, of your juicy lips.


Red is the radiance, of your lipstick,
Green are the fields, in which we sit.


Blue is how I feel, when I am without you.
Purple was the colour, of the dress you wore the day…


You walked out of my world, now the Navy I must run to,
To make me try, to forget about my pain.


The Rainbow Girl, in my head will always be with me,
Whenever this Son and the dark rain shall meet.



(C)2011 Aa Harvey. All Rights Reserved.
Lyn-Purcell Jun 24
Raising gold hour
Light over dahlian fields
Colours coat the earth
Never underestimate the beauty of flowers!
Be back soon!
Lyn xxx
Lyn-Purcell Jun 14
Cherry blossoms rain down, causing
                        ripples in the still pond

     The bamboo stalks begin to whistle
               with water that trickles down

weathered rocks. Lotus flowers sail and  
          swirl pink as shells, white as snow
Another Sijo! This one has a total of 46 syllables, the max!
More Lanterns poems are coming, dont worry!
As well as my general ones!
Thanks everyone!
Be back soon!
Lyn xxx
Eno Jun 13
I climbed 2000 feet
To ask the sky
What will become of me
At the peak of a vast and mountainous wilderness
It spoke to me
In all it’s vividity
Streams of golden orange
A brushstroke of clouds spread along the horizon
Like the sea
And it said:
That all which lies beneath us
Mirrors who we do not want to become
And still -
You must not fear the coming day
Because of what the last has done

I ran in a frenzy
From the summit
Down, down to the lake
And as I did I passed
The racing water whipping against
The aged stones in its way
Wide-eyed I gazed
as the ground fell away
And I whispered the question:
How do you find your way?
The waterfall it chuckled and rolled
It rippled and swayed
Having only one thing to say:
The trick is to listen
Out for directions
And then
To trust and to wait

I could not be saved
On this wisdom alone
Hours of solitude have taught me
That I must clamber up many more roads
And gather
To assemble
A home
Made from what the elements have shown me
And what they have yet to behold
So I retreat back
To the cave
Of my soul
Only to daydream of the next time
I can exhale
And escape
Into the solace
Of nature
The real world
Outside.
Lyn-Purcell Jun 13
Rain                  
falling                  
in the stream                  
The savage winds                  
blow                  

                    One
                      thousand
        ­                leaves sail down
                         red, green, yellow
                     lost

The                                    
willow                                    
shakes and weeps                                  
heads bowed strokes stream                                    
sad                   ­                 

                               Light
                               it rises
                                It flies by
                                 A fresh golden
                                 sight
A change from my usual poems in terms of format!
While looking for books on Japanese poetry, I found this website https://penandthepad.com/write-lantern-poem-4928414.html
Introducing me to the Lantern poem! While haikus use the syllable structure of five-seven-five syllables in a total of three lines. The Lantern poem uses five lines with a syllable structure of one, two, three, four and one syllables per line. Of course, it's called the 'Lantern' poem because it's meant to be shaped as a hanging lantern! I can't believe I didn't know about this, it's absolutely wonderful! I'm so gonna write more of these on my page! It was really refreshing to do! ^.^
I feel so inspired!

Be back soon!
Lyn xxx
Delusional13 Jun 13
In your dark brown eyes
I see the dull skies
Trapped in your blue messed up mind
I can hear your hidden cries

On your pale pink lips
I can read the unsaid words
On the canvas of your black soul
I see your colour less world

In your bright ebony hair
I see the white of anxiety
In your tired grey brain
I can feel you drifting away from reality

In your faded brown scars
I see the pain causing silver
In your actions blinded by red
I see your spark losing its glimmer

Your palette is as dark as the shadows of my ink
I see the colours you hide
I see the rainbows of your soul
Disappearing in black holes of your mind

I feel the emotions you do
The shades of your thoughts and colours in between
I see all the strokes of you
For you and I are both the same colours of blue
Because my mind is the reflection of your heart
Because my soul is the same painting as that of you
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