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Glimmer of Blue

It’s creased and tattered photographs
Linger in selective memory
Seated on daddy’s lap
Triumphant smile
Competition at rest
Of her endless quest
For attention

She grows
Gradually disenchanted
One little shock at a time
The downward spiral, spinning wild
The monsters, the cancers
The color coated candy answers
The maggots in the pie
Don’t hurt the children
Buzz the hornets, rioting
In her pretty, gifted head

Her confessional pen
So good for the soul
Too late, so lost
Too soon the cost
The jagged edges of a diamond
And shattered beauty
Leaves a rose

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Inspired by the life and poetry of Anne Sexton, one of my many favorite poets.

image graciously provided by the lovely and talented Trena Sheffield


  • Lilbits
    Lilbitsover 4 years ago

    Oh My!!!!!!!!!! Lovely Writing Hun:))))))))))xoxox

  • thank you dear lovely Trena!!! I am thrilled you like! xoxoxo

    – autumnwind

  • shadyuk
    shadyukover 4 years ago

    Great writing Autumn !

  • thank you sweet friend! so appreciated!!! xoxoxo

    – autumnwind

  • raymondoantonio
    raymondoantonioover 4 years ago


  • gosh Raymondo – sorry to be so late with this reply!!! thank you my beautiful friend for your awesome comment and wonderful support!!! love and hugs XOXOXO

    – autumnwind

  • lianne
    lianneover 4 years ago

    Oh my heavens Shar – I literally have chills running down my spine and goosebumps all over. Explain that to me!! The connection I feel with this poem is simply beyond words and I thank the Lord every single day that here on RB I’ve been privileged to meet you both as artist and as friend. This is just exceptional writing. xox

  • my goodness Lianne – I have absolute chills from your comment!!! wow – I am overwhelmed and overjoyed by your incredible words. I too am more grateful than you will ever realize to know you, to know you are here. tons of love and biggest hugs. xoxoxo

    – autumnwind

  • geesh, I totally forgot to say thank you – from my heart of hearts!!! you’re the best!!! MWAH! hugs and kisses!! xoxoxo

    – autumnwind

  • allicata
    allicataover 4 years ago

    You have such a wonderful way with words, Shar! I can so relate and walk into this, very, very beautiful!!! xo

  • thank you so much Allison – you always make me feel extra special – think its definitely because YOU are!!! tons of love and hugs your way – thanks so, so much!! xoxoxo

    – autumnwind

  • Trenchtownrock
    Trenchtownrockover 4 years ago

    This is great writing sharon..the shattered innocence that so many can relate to..the perils of life that misses with daily living…I am seeing the old and white aged with years and this very much.

  • thanks for feeling this my friend, and for your words that always so much mean more to me than you will ever really know. hugs and love always xoxoxo

    – autumnwind

  • Matt Penfold
    Matt Penfoldover 4 years ago

    What a beautifully told tale of hope and loss and sentiment, lovely poetry indeed Shar, it really conjures up visions of a past…

  • thanks you so, so much dear Matt. lost power from a blizzard last night right after posting – so sorry for the delayed reply!! hugs, shar xoxoxo

    – autumnwind

  • JRGarland
    JRGarlandover 4 years ago

    Awesome work Shar. The last couple of lines really made the poem come alive.

  • thanks so much JR – so appreciated. sorry for the delayed reply as we lost power last night from that crazy insane blizzard!!! took some good pics though : )) hugs! xoxoxo

    – autumnwind

  • Christie  Moses
    Christie Mosesover 4 years ago

    Shar, Anne sexton is one of my very faves and this is such a perfect tribute to her. The way her life ended :(…..those last lines are brilliant. Really amazing writing and I definetly have to put this in my very faves. Wish I could fave it a thousand times.
    Do you ever read Sylvia Plath as well? She is totally fantastic also.
    Love you xoxoxo

  • yes about Sylvia Plath and their connection together!! fascinating reading isn’t it? thanks so much dear Christie for your awesome comment,and sorry for the delay in my reply as we had a blizzard last night and we lost power soon after I posted! blah – I hate that!! hugs and love, me xoxoxo

    – autumnwind

  • BCallahan
    BCallahanover 4 years ago

    you are one gifted writer, my friend…. you always amaze me with your words, your thoughts, and the way you are able to express true emotions!!! wonderful work!!!

  • you are way too kind! sorry for the late reply but we lost power during the blizzard last night! thanks so much dear friend – so appreciate your awesome comment! xoxoxo

    – autumnwind

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