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After the Celebration

by Anna Turnitsa 2 months ago in sad poetry
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When the lights and music of the celebration begin to fade,

attendees start wandering off in small groups or alone.

Walking across the fairgrounds toward the coming rain,

no longer distracted from late bills and dark love undertones.

Empowered to take action for swift and effective change,

inspired ideas to support the noble cause refuse to arise.

Frustration begins to wrap its tentacles around my brain,

pushing me closer to a solution that leads to demise.

Lightning spreads through the gathering storm clouds.

The bus stop is packed with people both old and young.

Still exhilarated from the music that uplifted the crowd.

At home among strangers and starting to come undone.

When the lights and music of the celebration begin to fade,

attendees start wandering off in small groups or alone.

Walking across the fairgrounds toward the coming rain,

no longer distracted from late bills and dark love undertones.

Farewell to happiness that is clung to lest it never arrives again,

Eager for it to come once more, making life fruitful.

Alas, with gratitude for the celebration memories will remain,

to combat grief for the aired tragedies that get no approval.

Pacing the small patio behind the rented studio space,

while contemplating the meaning of existence and purpose.

In a civilization intent on destroying everything in a race.

Just a clown juggling fire in a crowded circus.

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About the author

Anna Turnitsa

My educational background beyond the traditional, public schools includes an Associate of Mechanical Drafting and a Bachelor of Psychology. After being a numbers person for half my life, unfortunate circumstances put me on a fine arts path.

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  • Sid Aaron Hirji2 months ago

    How I feel after something I look forward too passes-very moving

  • This was awesome!

  • Thanks. Enjoyed it.

  • Joe Nasta2 months ago

    I loved the structure you used in this piece!

  • Babs Iverson2 months ago

    Awesome!

  • Shelbi Thomas2 months ago

    I can really feel your emotions through this piece. Awesome job!

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