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An old woman's voice carries in the breeze,
A lifetime of memories re-told with ease,
Painful moments of joyous times,
A wistful sigh as a church bell chimes.
She tells her life in colour,
Painting a portrait with her words,
A hundred years of living
Is worth its own rewards,
And there are no shades of grey
In her brightly coloured day,
She takes the good with the bad
And strives to feel all she's had.
And time is no friend, but it's no enemy,
It's carried her through a whole century.
She bears the scars of yesterday
And not a moment would she wish away
As she remembers all she's lost
She thinks of all she's gained
And she wouldn't trade one tomorrow
For a hundred yesterdays.

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The following comments are for "Life Painted in Colour"
by appleblossom


This is really a very nice poem - I love it. I was able to visualize an old lady sitting on her porch as I read it. *smile* it reminds me of my grandma telling me stories from her past...very neat.


( Posted by: Drastine [Member] On: September 6, 2002 )

Very tired, but am driven to review
You've got not only a good concept here, but also a very good thing going with the ryhmes, off-rymes, and rythm in general. I'd comment further about why I like it and what about it specifically, but I am running on too little sleep right now. In general, your tone is realistic; not sugarcoated or blatantly pessimistic. It is interesting to watch the back and forth between those two though. keep it up!

( Posted by: The Recycled Avatar [Member] On: September 7, 2002 )

This Is How Time Flies
Time is neither friend nor foe...
but a friendly arrow...
for a friendly bow

( Posted by: awhippingflame [Member] On: May 16, 2015 )

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