Thursday, October 8, 2015

Pale Pink

OctPoWriMo day 8; Today's Challenge, Write a poem talking about a color and your memories attached to it. Bring us along for the memory's journey.





Your fingers 
kept getting caught
In soft pink shell-stitch
As you introduced
Your new-born mother
To a whole new, soft-pink world
Of love

Your mother,
A stranger to this world
Of pink booties and bassinets
Of little pink fingers and toes
Was about to discover
How this whole new world of love
Was also a whole new world 
Of sorrow


© Janet Martin




21 comments:

  1. What a beautiful, precious, and deeply emotional poem! Well done!

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  2. Yes the shell pink loveliness is not without sorrow along the way. It is all part of it.

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    1. yes, it is a fine-mingling, love's joy-sorrow!

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  3. Oh! that last line sent an arrow to my heart. I loved the poem and the presentation.

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  4. Viv, there are SO many colors to choose from but for some reason my heart kept returning to pink:) Thank-you so much for your thoughts.

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  5. This one brought tears to my eyes. It's so beautiful and heart wrenching.

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    1. Esther, thank-you for your visit and thoughts:)

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  6. Heart Touching :) Blissful Yes it is

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  7. This got me in the heart...then the gut. Whew. So well done, Janet.

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  8. Wow--so true. Only a mother would understand those last three lines. Beautiful and gut-wrenching at the same time.

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    1. Funny how we full prepare for the joy but the sorrow takes us completely by surprise, huh?

      Thank-you Connie.

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  9. Thank you for sharing this memory with me :) It cut me to the quick

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  10. Oh, this is perfectly captured. The moments of motherhood. Brava!

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  11. Nobody tells you your life will never be the same...on the job training. I liked this very much.

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