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Thursday, September 7, 2017

Rainbow Affirmations

I like to collect rainbow affirmations
to put color in my book of words
to counterbalance the dark day collection.

Even the most infinitesimal brush
with serendipity brings rapture
to a mind fed in soundbites of doom.

Branded heretic I prefer my butterfly faith
to a testament that digs channels so deep in rules
a soul can never be sure it can identify freedom.


©Susie Clevenger 2017

14 comments :

Kim Russell said...

An adult colouring book of rainbow affirmations - I like that, Susie!My favourite line:
'to counterbalance the dark day collection'.

Sanaa Rizvi said...

'Branded heretic I prefer my butterfly faith to a testament that digs channels so deep in rules a soul can never be sure it can identify freedom'.. my goodness this is potent!!

Old Egg said...

We all go though a period of rebellion, often this is the way we learn. Be happy in your butterfly faith and writing poetry like this too.

Jim said...

I'm liking your butterfly faith and the rainbow affirmations. I'm with the rainbow but not sure of the butterfly, it flits here and there is most are lovely colors.
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Fireblossom said...

Ah, but YOU can.

brudberg said...

Heretic can be a badge of honor i think

Martin Kloess said...

This poem is a rainbow affirmation in the wonder is brings

gillena cox said...

Quite an interesting paradox in that final stanza

Much love...

Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

This one ends up being quite profound!

Kim Russell said...

I thought I already posted a comment but it doesn't seem to be here. I really like the contrast in this poem and especially the phrases 'dark day collection' and 'butterfly faith'.

angieinspired said...

and where can i buy such a rainbow brush to counterbalance the dark days? it'd surely be a top-seller!

Outlawyer said...

Even the most infinitesmal brush with serendipity can feel pretty great, just as you say so eloquently. Thanks, Susie. k.

paulscribbles said...

Butterfly faith will get you there I'm sure. Delightful.

Mama Zen said...

This is perfect. I want to print this out and tuck it in my journal for all of these dark days.

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