OctPoWriMo2019 Day 19 — purple — Soul Paths

Tanias-Magnific-Essence-Dominique-Hurley

 

Soul Paths

Paths oft seem traveled as they choose
May lead to deep eddies, black flows
Question rise, whom shall I accuse?

Purpled reigns of soul’s blue monsoon
Sunlight dims as bruised darkness grows
Paths oft seem traveled as they choose

Narcissist’s gaze in mirrored pools
Can’t tease real from misted shadows
Question begs, whom shall I accuse?

Retrospect’s who’s wise, who are fools?
Beer goggle glasses, truth transposed
Paths oft seem traveled as they choose

Plums of regret serve to confuse
Scent of decay misjudged for rose
Question cries, whom shall I accuse?

Fate? Choiced ripples? Intricate ruse?
Unique souls of such paths composed.
Paths must be traveled as they choose
Question fades, none can be accused.

 

Morgan Dragonwillow (and today’s co-host, Punam) is the host of OctPoWriMo.  Punam says:
Today’s Prompt: Purple
Word Prompts:
Royal

Mystery
Lavender
Bruise
Prose
Deep
Suggested Poetry Form: Villanelle

Tania’s Magnific-Essence” by Dominique Hurley

 

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14 Comments Add yours

  1. cagedunn says:

    As a stealer of poetry meanings, can I ask a question?

    Purpled reigns of soul’s blue monsoon

    I don’t understand what this means – I like the sound of it, but I don’t understand. Do you have a second or six to clarify for me? Thank you – because I love purple and blue together in a soul moment.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      What I thought as I wrote it was purple for domestic violence, where it can generate a lot of tears, then depression (bruised darkness in the next line) that grows. It may be perceived otherwise by the reader.

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      1. cagedunn says:

        No, I saw purple and blue as bruised and broken. thanks.

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  2. Sadje says:

    A profound poem Li!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Sadje 🙂

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      1. Sadje says:

        You’re welcome Li.

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  3. the real cie says:

    Nicely done! Villanelles are tricky, and you nailed it!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Cie 🙂

      Like

  4. So beautifully done, Li! And what an aching question…whom shall I accuse?

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Punam, and thank you for the evocative prompt.

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      1. You are welcome, Li and I am glad you enjoyed the prompt.

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  5. memadtwo says:

    Beautiful Jade. I go with the fools myself. (K)

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Kerfe.

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