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  • Thank you for reading and commenting, Christy.

  • Thank you Christian, appreciate your comments.

  • Absolutely agree ! Thank you 😊

  • Thank you for your comments, absolutely love your analogy of the oyster containing a pearl, that no one knows is there, wonderful. I’m also so humbled to have acclaimed and published writers read my stories, it helps me to learn and grow in this amazing art of storytelling. Thank you

  • Thank you Linda, for reading and commenting. Yes this pandemic is destructive on so many levels, opening up wounds and creating new ones.

  • Very descriptive, well written! Shifting the sands, rolling the rocks, tickling the snails. Wow, love that. I love the last line- seamless adaptation, sums it up very nicely. Lovely work.

  • Hi Teresa

    Love your poem, I was in a similar situation for 7.5 years, and your words moved me. The repeated line -“ I’ve learned to adapt” creates a space for pondering the accompanying sentence.
    Favourite line – “To being the only one remembering” very nice poem!

  • Hi Christy
    Such good advice, nice rhythm and flow, each line giving solid advice. Good job!

  • Penny commented on the post, Adapt by Juanita 1 month, 1 week ago

    Hi Juanita
    Lovely! Nice choice and mix of words, almost missed the acrostic, nice depth to the words. Good read.
    Penny

  • Hi Sue,
    Thank you Sue, 🙏 for taking the time to read and comment.🌸

  • Adapt or …
    We try to be strong.
    Swiping the tears aside.
    We gasp and grunt and moan, through it all;
    the pain;
    the loss;
    the lack;
    our need for change.
    Still we try to be strong.
    We wipe the tears away.
    We usher i […]

    • This poem reminds me yet again of the beauty of poetic writing in that we can express a feeling so much more intensely than in prose. Excellent.

    • This poem makes me think of all the feelings people are going through with this pandemic. Some people feel we will have to adapt to this new way of life. I sure hope not. Thank you for sharing such a powerful poem.

      • Thank you Linda, for reading and commenting. Yes this pandemic is destructive on so many levels, opening up wounds and creating new ones.

    • HI Penny,
      At first I was thinking the current isolation, but this goes far deeper. I like the repetition of the attempts to be strong, yet remaining fragile, soft, like an unopened oyster that no one knows contains a pearl. It also makes me think of all of the poems and stories I am privileged to read here, (Just us), that the wider world may never know. Thank you so much for sharing.

      • Thank you for your comments, absolutely love your analogy of the oyster containing a pearl, that no one knows is there, wonderful. I’m also so humbled to have acclaimed and published writers read my stories, it helps me to learn and grow in this amazing art of storytelling. Thank you

    • Hello Penny,
      Lots of repetitions to drive your message home and a brilliant last line. Well done.

    • A lovely poem with its hidden message. The ending is brilliant. Thanks for sharing.

  • Thank you Lenore, of all this years stories, this is the one I would love to expand on, and your observations are spot on and have prompted me to do so.
    Thank you kindly for taking the time. 🙏

  • Thank you Lenore, of all this years stories, this is the one I would love to expand on, and your observations are spot on and have prompted me to do so.
    Thank you kindly🙏

  • From her peripheral vision her mind took screenshots of the images as they swished past. Sheets of white, interspersed with black, grey hues, then green with possible spots of yellow. 
    Susanne was not certain […]

    • Ooohh this is intriguing! A lovely light romping take on the prompt. You were of course constrained by the words – I would have loved more detail about each night, the outfits he chose, what she thought of his taste in her clothes each night – and of course the gradual unfolding of their romance, leading to the reasons why they parted and made the date to meet again and then the reunion. You had a lovely way of using colours to contrast her daily life with her existence on the island. A fun read!

      • Thank you Lenore, of all this years stories, this is the one I would love to expand on, and your observations are spot on and have prompted me to do so.
        Thank you kindly for taking the time. 🙏

    • Thank you Lenore, of all this years stories, this is the one I would love to expand on, and your observations are spot on and have prompted me to do so.
      Thank you kindly🙏

  • Penny commented on the post, Pippa by Penny Nelson 2 months ago

    Hi Martin,

    Thank you for reading and kind comments, appreciate the feedback.
    Penny

  • Penny commented on the post, Pippa by Penny Nelson 2 months ago

    Hi Gold

    Thank you for reading and your comments, noted, appreciate the feedback.
    Thank you😊

  • Penny commented on the post, Pippa by Penny Nelson 2 months ago

    Hi Bold

    Thank you for reading and your comments, noted, appreciate the feedback.
    Thank you😊

  • Penny commented on the post, Pippa by Penny Nelson 2 months ago

    Hi Janet,

    Thank you😊for reading and commenting, yes , you’re right. Well spotted, thank you kindly.

  • Hi Christian,
    Thank you for your suggestion. It follows the form of a cinquain, so the last line completes the poem.
    It’s a good idea to try a haiku, I love haiku’s, I’ll give it a try.

    Thanks ! Appreciated.

  • Hi Amanda,

    Thank you 😊 it is indeed, blessed!
    Thank you for reading and your comments, appreciated.

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