Sunday, 12 December 2010

Lilac - Sunday Scribblings # 245

Written for Sunday Scribblings prompt 245 - Limits

She was never sure where she ended and others began
she was grey,  beige at best
never a colour, yet for a few moments when
she became fully present
and it was too much
for her
preferring the safety of shadows
blending, invisible
playing a part and doing it well
in her boundless prison
but there came a day
when she found a key
to her imaginary doors
and opened them to a gentle shade
but a colour never the less
and she began anew
and she found where she finished and others began
and  it was there
dressed in lilac
that I saw her last.


Linda Jacobs said...

Oooh, I like this! The starkness of it and then the pop of the subtle lilac at the end! And I like how you come full circle by echoing the first line near the end.

Susannah said...

This is beautiful, I love it!

jaerose said...

What a beutiful poem - finding colour again and the key to your dreams..each word was a perfect piece of the whole..Jae :)

Deborah said...

Thank you everso much for your comments x

Elizabeth said...

This is an incredible piece of writing. I love it for all kinds of reasons. The images are stark, yet fulfill the emotional content attached to them. Brava! You done good.


Anonymous said...


This is so lovely. The idea of being in those beiges and shadows, never feeling authentic. Then "coming out" in lilac. Delicious poem. Glad I ran into y'all again at Sun Scrib, since I've been somewhat absent (and will be spotty until Feb, when our move to Madison, WI is complete). Peace, Amy

Lilibeth said...

I like it--all black and white and then, not riotous color, but a subtle shade of personality unveiled like dew in the sunshine. Great work.

Flying Monkey said...

Beautiful poem! I really like it.

Understanding Alice said...

how beautiful - and what a trumph - in lilac :)

Rene/ Not The Rockefellers said...

Isn't it a wonderful thing when a beige gal shows her true colors?


faith said...

Yay for her! Lilac is so much better than grey! Loved the wording "boundless prison".

Rinkly Rimes said...

A dreamy piece but full of meaningful psychological undertones.

Mary said...

Oh, that's lovely.

Deborah said...

Thank you again for your comments, they are much appreciated x

WarmSunshine said...

i so like this!! kudos to you on this write up...

stopping by from SS

happy blogging! :)

Sumit Sarkar said...

Splendid work...a very good read :)

Deborah said...

Thanks so much for stopping by and your comments x