Old Red Coat

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This is a persona poem - a sonnet in particular - about a girl who is an enigma, who the narrator can't quite understand but loves anyway.

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Old Red Coat

My feet walk an unfamiliar road

Past memories that are not mine to know

And I felt it in the air as time slowed,

The sadness that you feel, now dimming your glow.

You see the past so you forget the now

And when you come back your eyes are changed,

Altered in a single - instant - somehow:

Now filled with grief and rage unexplained.

You are wrapped in mystery and in red,

A knowing look now at home in your eye,

Hair dripping blue like the tears you don’t shed;

There is enough strength within you to try.

I follow you down these paths you traverse,

And realize that loving you is my curse.

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Sir Nilo: What a remarkable book. Wonderful poems. I can relate to some. Thank you for this amazing book.

EmilieS: Although these poems were written in a larger span of time, you have kept your central topic unchanged – love, lost love, loneliness and missing someone. I appreciate this immensely – staying true to your work, staying true to yourself. My favourite one was “He Still Haunts me Relentlessly”. You ...

Fabia Scali-Warner: Wow. This works reminds me of Allen Ginsberg, and at times even Prevert. The arching storyline is interesting, but I loved the care given to every verse. What a gem!

kpstone1965: Liked this story.

Maira Faidz: This is such a lovely amazing book. The feels i get from reading this books are amazing

Any Gwee: Anne Marie plays her part well.... Make the story line becoming more and more interesting.

Tahlia : This was really good and the structure was too considering that it can be more challenging than other writing structures. I loved the plots although maybe use more creative language such as, similes , metaphors, oxymorons etc. I would definitely recommend this to others to read.

laceyE56: It was a great book!!

William Elliott Kern: Steph..........., interesting and well written. cudo's.........one suggestion if I may. Work a bit on the sentence structure and Grammar...........your writing style flows well, and the format you have created helps the reader stay with the story, and the poetry.william elliott at https://www....

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