So I had this thing all buttoned up. A plan. I’m a Project Manager by trade – it’s what I do.
Today I was going to republish this post, my one truly somber blog post, in honor of my late boss and mentor, Carol, and in the spirit of Movember, the November ‘moustache’ campaign raising awareness for prostate cancer.
Because today is the second anniversary of her passing. From cancer.
But as we all know, life doesn’t always go as planned, and yesterday I wrote something else. I think Carol would rather see this up here instead.
So thanks for indulging me, and stay tuned for the usual shenanigans resuming later this week… like, say, another ‘stache glasses giveaway?
I was 7 years old
when I said
the color green
reminded me of
Now I know I meant
For many years after that
I said I loved
But I never wanted to wear it.
A few weeks ago,
I took a sip
from a green straw,
and I saw
the girl I left behind,
the one who wanted
than to explore.
So I went and I stood
in the grass,
among the trees,
Feet firmly planted,
my favorite color.
November 18, 2012
57 thoughts on “A Departure”
Who says you have to have a favorite color. When someone ask me what color is my favorite, I simply respond “Color”. 🙂
What a GREAT answer. 🙂
Glad I started my morning reading this 🙂
Tori – thank you! I was nervous about putting this up, and your comment really helped me chillax.
“Chillax.” It’s like I’ve got poetry in my g.d. veins.
that is so beautiful — I love it entirely — wish I had written it–thank you
life-prosperity-home – this really hit a note or two with me, a chord even
Thank you so much! It really means a lot to me to hear that it struck a chord with you. It’s been building in me for a while 🙂
you built it well
Jules! You wrote me a poem! I love it. And I’m tweeting it. You are my sweet sister in writing arms. Let’s bring poetry back. I’m serious. Must plan! Will call you, but not from my car. 😉
Ha! How could I not think of you when I decided to publish this, Renzzz? If only I had your gift for imagery!
Your seal of approval on this post in particular means a lot to me – thank you!
Jules…a poem! It is absolutely lovely. I’m glad you decided to post this instead. Simply beautiful. I’m sure Carol would love it.
I know, right?! A POEM. LOL
Thank you so much – that is really nice of you to say.
Gorgeous! Especially loved the last stanza- I’ve been there, man, but never put it so eloquently.
Hannah, thank you so much! There’s no greater compliment, I don’t think, than hearing someone can relate to what you wrote.
I think I’m going to read it aloud at a coffee house, in ‘stache glasses.
Beautiful. Just truly lovely. To have that poetry gene is amazing. Between you and Renee . . . I bow to your brilliance.
I feel this was definitely a fitting tribute to a now passed friend. I’m sure she would have approved. HUGS.
Misty, you’re STILL making me blush over here. Macaroni and cheese and rice!
Thank you – that really does mean a lot to me 🙂
Very nicely done, and very well written.
Thank you, B. I think my next vlog is going to be Coffee House Corner with Jules, and in order to perform you just have to take yourself a liiiittle too seriously.
Thanks so much, LuAnn! 🙂
Very nice, evocative.
I am all over poetry. I saw Leonard Cohen in concert Friday night. His lyrics are poetry. Thank you for venturing here. Loved it.
Niiiice. And thank you so much – that means a lot to me coming from you!
I read this aloud to the Hubs this morning and the words lilted. Like music or a falling feather. It’s really hard to put words together like that. Well done,Jules!
Wow, that is very flattering, Rache! Thank you. Did you know your compliments are like poetry to me? I read them aloud to Peppermeister all the time.
This made me LOL. And then I read it aloud to Joe who also LOL-ed.
Jules, the poet–I like!
AND I TOTALLY KNOW IT.
Sorry. Had to.
Thanks, Rian!! 🙂
Simple, eloquent, substantial. This has added to my day.
Wow – what a compliment! Thank you so much. This made MY day.
Everyone has said this is lovely, and I want to be original, so – I think this is volley. (it is lovely tho.)
Well I’ll take it. I think. I might not be cool enough to know what ‘volley’ means in this context. But I trust you.
(anagram of lovely 🙂 )
Lovely and moving, Jules. It doesn’t always have to be about yucking it up. There’s nothing wrong with putting your heart, all naked and bleeding, out there for public perusal, right? Right?
Peggles, I’m thinking of going all haiku, all the time.
Hmmm…maybe you could throw in a little irreverent snark once in a while.
It’s beautiful. Rest in peace.
Thank you so much.
Loved it, JD. Gorgeous imagery.
Thanks, DP! I had fun Instagraming it up with these photos, too!
Beautiful work, young lady.
That was simply beautiful, thanks for sharing it with us 🙂
Thank you so much! 🙂
Aw, that was lovely, Jules! I didn’t know you had it in you! I mean, I knew there was more to you than vodka and chipmunks, but poetry? You complete me.
Oh Nnng. We both know it’s you who fills my heart with poetry.
Still? Oh, I hope so. I feel like an absentee father around this place.
That just makes me want to earn your love all the more.
Ah yes, just like how I feel about WordPress editors. And Darth Vadar. And Hugh Beaumont.
beautiful! i love this post and so happy to have found you. your blogs are also often funny.
I’m so sorry for the delayed response – and to a comment that made my day! Thank you! 🙂