I took up the challenge this year to make a blog post every day. At first, it sounded like an easy task, but I soon discovered it more challenging than I ever imagined. For part of the year-long adventure, I explored different styles of poetry. I decided to revisit many of these styles in November. NaNoWriMo takes up most of my time during this month. Plus, the weather turns cold, making it hard to go on an adventure unless Rooster and I decide to visit our baby chick in New York City. Sometimes I get a hunger for the road. Fall is the most colorful part of the year here in Indiana, thus I decided to share Rainbow Colored Paper to express that thought.
Rainbow Colored Paper
I’ve built my dreams on rainbow-colored paper,
So fragile to have and hold but magnificent to savor.
I watch my aspirations flow in the breeze,
Tangle in the branches of the trees,
My every desire brightly arrayed,
Like boisterous marchers in a parade,
Of failures, I can’t defend,
Gliding in a frantic wind,
A kite drifting out to sea,
Sailing far away from me.
Yes, I’ve built my dreams on rainbow-colored paper.
My life has been a window, not a looking glass,
With the shutters thrown open for all to look who pass.
Paper sails attached to this anchored ship,
Who longs to leave the shore, but can’t manage the trip.
Waiting too long in a harbor without a destination,
Bounced by the waves too numerous to mention.
A flimsy mast and colorful sail,
This journey of dreams is bound to fail.
If I can face the truth here and now,
If I can manage to tell you all somehow,
I’ve built my dreams on rainbow-colored paper.
Who is Molly Shea?
Molly Shea is an accomplished fictional short story writer from Indiana who writes short stories and novels about a fictional town called Tecumseh. To read more of her short stories and adventures, click here.
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