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the colour of my soul is blue,
teal to be precise
although that is not my game

flying and floating
somewhere above the ground
that’s me, that’s what I do

somewhere out of reach
never quite close enough
my heart in a pouch secreted away

clouds are my friends
and birds keep me company
I cherish the occasional butterfly

a breeze can lift me
and take me away
love me whilst I am here
leave me when I am gone

hold on to the memory
count each single lash
and the look in my eye
when we first met

the colour of my soul is blue,
teal like the sky on summer’s eve

singing its sad little melody
of loss and gone

friends with birds and clouds
and pretty flutterbyes

now I am here
now I am gone.

© Sybille Sterk
Do not copy or publish this poem in any way, shape or form without my written permission.

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Just came to me as always… but in part inspired by Lisa’s Some because I loved it and because it made me think.


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I am a very creative person and it’s my way of dealing with the world, inside and out. I am only happy when I am making things or painting or writing. There are just not enough hours in the day…. I am into poetry and photo manipulation at the moment and also dabbling in photography. :-)

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  • TheWanderingBoo
    TheWanderingBooalmost 2 years ago

    beautiful write

  • Thanks so much for all the comments. Greatly appreciated. :-) xo

    – Sybille Sterk

  • Donna19
    Donna19almost 2 years ago

    This is a lovely soul and really in touch poet. Beautiful work

  • Thank you so much Donna. Greatly appreciated. :-)

    – Sybille Sterk

  • Isabela M. Lamuño
    Isabela M. Lamuñoalmost 2 years ago

    love it.

  • Thank you so much Isabella. Greatly appreciated. :-)

    – Sybille Sterk

  • eoconnor
    eoconnoralmost 2 years ago


  • Thank you so much Liz. Greatly appreciated. :-)

    – Sybille Sterk

  • autumnwind
    autumnwindalmost 2 years ago

    Great writing. I am there as always. XOXOXOXOXOXOXOX

  • Thanks so much sweetie. :-) xoxoxoxoxo ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

    – Sybille Sterk

  • Lisa  Jewell
    Lisa Jewellalmost 2 years ago

    softly soft
    like the wing flutter of a nightingale
    deeply royal
    and periwinkle to my very soul

    lovely, Sybille xx

  • Thanks so much Lisa. :-) Without your periwinkle, there wouldn’t have been teal blue. :-) xoxox ♥

    – Sybille Sterk

  • peacefulheart
    peacefulheartalmost 2 years ago

    A beautiful write :)

  • Thank you so much. Greatly appreciated. :-)

    – Sybille Sterk

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