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Blooded With Broken Fortitude

by Colleen Millsteed 21 days ago in inspirational · updated 21 days ago
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Forbidding my baseless conjecture

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She shines with the sunlight in her hair,

A smile beaming across her bronzed face,

Happiness bubbles away like champagne just beneath her skin,

As she realises that peace is now hers to embrace.


The darkness hides where it can no longer cause it’s damage,

Locked behind that steel door within her mind,

Shuttered with black lace and red roses,

Even then it’s lucky she’s so regal and kind.


I tried to persuade her to discard the darkening tendencies,

But she just smiled at me, her patience intact,

As the fortune chest of her wisdom,

Allowed me to glimpse through a very small crack.


She knows she is blooded with broken fortitude,

Imperfection is her classic style,

Moving sensuously through the worst storms,

Free of balancing the scales for awhile.


She dances through the hours riding the breeze,

Not an eyebrow out of place,

Perfection in my eyes but not in hers,

All due to the idea that’s she’s a work of art, part grace, part disgrace.


She smears the night sky with the fog,

A camouflage that suits her current mood,

Playful, mischievous, even a little dramatic,

Honest to a tee, I’m always in awe of her gracious attitude.


She’s the life of the party,

Swooning around the room of strangers,

Her lilting laughter the chorus background,

Snubbing her nose at the thought of dangers.


Naivety is her sense of preservation,

I argue this point to her often,

She giggles like it’s no mean feat,

And by the end of the argument, it’s me that must soften.


I give up, letting her run her own race,

Who am I to scold and lecture,

She throws at me her favourite response,

“Leave me be, your words are nothing more than baseless conjecture.”

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Colleen Millsteed

My first love is poetry — it’s like a desperate need to write, to free up space in my mind, to escape the constant noise in my head. Most of the time the poems write themselves — I’m just the conduit holding the metaphorical pen.

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  • Mike Singleton - Mikeydred18 days ago

    As always pure perfection from you Colleen

  • Woww! This was so amazing!

  • Very well written! I enjoyed it very much!

  • Cathy holmes20 days ago

    This is excellent, my friend. Well done.

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