0 Replies to “Neon Dahlia”

  1. I hope you don’t mind, and maybe this is strange, but I felt compelled to respond to your poem with poetry.
    You think me unaware
    that I feel no tug of undertow
    floating in my placid truth.
    But we are all treading water
    sucking the reward of breath
    for each push and pull of our strokes
    until the day of fate’s end
    line snapped
    waves too large to stay above
    current that drags us under.
    What makes me different? You wonder
    as I appear to hover above the waves
    innocent of struggle
    I feel inside me
    the million eyes of hope lifted up
    pleading for magic.
    There is no magic
    but to draw on the strength of the ghosts
    to absorb the courage of her
    and her, and her before
    the fire of certainty that blazed within them
    lit the bonfire in me
    fuel
    for those who dare
    to light their own way.

    1. I prefer yours to mine and poetry responses are the BEST! Goes without saying, you’re very aware. I think I believed I was but am not. You are the world clearly. I struggle, wanting something else, rather than accepting and making peace with what is. Your answer shows your depths and your intimate understanding and I’m awed girl♡

    1. Ah ! Yes! You seem to go beyond anything I think and propel me into the future. I like that. you challenge things, you always do, and that takes a bright mind indeed. Thank you for challenging me to look further. Your comments are always VALUABLE and we cannot say that of things so often

  2. I nearly penned a poem too,
    but no,
    it would pale and burn to ashes
    I, who lack the strength to tread the waters
    of the world of words
    would surely drown.

    1. Thank you gorgeous girl – hope your studies are coming along? I know it can get much to do all those things at the same time but remember I have faith in you, you can do this!

  3. “How from nothing, comes nothing and still….” Takes us perfectly to the rest of your poem! Thank you for sharing your gifts!

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