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The Purple Dress
by Leysa Lowery
Thursday, January 05, 2006
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The dresses in the closet stood in line
like the recruits at morning roll call.

I perused them carefully in their orderly row;
touching one, another, ultimately touching all.

I stepped back to ponder which frock to wear
with thought to my mood, my state, my day;

Then I reached for the purple, way in the back
whose color and style simply seemed to say:

Leysa is back and she’s ready for life
closed doors swinging open, her smile intact.

It’s a purple day, a celebration of sorts,
for I’ve signed my name to a new contract.

A resolution, a promise, hell, a guarantee
to live each day fully, one day at a time,

To embrace the gifts, to laugh out loud,
to sing, to write, to compose a rhyme,

To love again, to live, to pray, to rejoice
to tread new paths, to ford new streams.

A purple dress to signify this royal first day –
my new life, with new hopes and new dreams.


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Reviewed by Regis Auffray
A most uplifting and empowering declaration, Leysa. Symbolic and meaningful as well. Thank you for sharing this offering. Love and peace,

Reviewed by Only A Poet
made me want to wear a purple shirt, enjoyed this uplifting poem very much.
Reviewed by Phillip William Allen
I'm glad my choices are fewer. Lot of life in this pen
Reviewed by Elizabeth Taylor (Reader)
Now that is what I call a wonderful attitude.
Congratulations to you. Wear every color of the rainbow.
Reviewed by Michelle Mills
This is a GREAT PIECE. I agree with everything Suzie wrote below. Excellent. Michelle
Reviewed by Suzie Palmer
Wonderful Leysa!! Power to you and that symbolic purple dress!
May you 'live each day fully, one day at a time...
To embrace the gifts, to laugh out loud,
to sing, to write, to compose a rhyme,

To love again, to live, to pray, to rejoice
to tread new paths, to ford new streams.'
Love & Friendship Suzie xox :-)
Reviewed by Felix Perry
It is good to be back and good to see you back my dear Leysa, I have missed your wise but lovingly composed words of wisdom.

Reviewed by Tinka Boukes
Splendid poetry M'Lady!!

Mine as usual blue AGAIN!!

Happy New Year girl!!

Love Tinka
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