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Author Name: Premiumsheedreams 11 Comments
Date Added: July 01, 2011 19:07:05 Average Score: (Needs 2)
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Type: Free Verse
Category: General/Word Banks Add To Favorites | Text Only
 
The Beatles, Carnations, and You
Paul was my favorite
there was no substitute
for his kaleidescope eyes
no, i'm not having a monumental,
contemporary, or futuristic identity crisis
this leather jacket is reflective of my past
okay, i was a little moonstruck, i will admit
Paul was my favorite...uh, I already said that
like warm butter to clarify
the spicy scent of carnations
always take me back to high school
study hall; my first glimpse of the Beatles
Life magazine...four smiling faces
famous hair cuts
the spicy scent of carnations
junior prom...Sun Lakes High
slow-dance...euphoria
young love...heart-to-heart
warm spring night
green meadows...
lush carpet of oat grass
first time
tasting chocolate covered ants
and the spicy scent of carnations
 
Author's Notes:
is it possible to take up a word bank challenge with the words you submit yourself?
clarify                                         moon struck                  heart-to-heart
substitute                                    monumental
slow-dance                                oat grass
carnation                                    kaleidescope
leather jacket                             euphoric
reflective                                    Sun Lakes
 
 
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Comments:
Comment By: FreeMaples on July 2, 2011 07:45:34 PM Report


LJ....I loved this. I'm a "scent" person. And I always seem to be taken somewhere else by the smell of someones perfume or the smell of someone cooking something I float into a memory that I forgot was even stored inside my head. Of course you did a wonderful job with this word bank of yours after all it was you who tought me of the world bank world! Meg


Comment By: FreeDirk Kruger on July 2, 2011 06:13:50 AM Report
Brilliant work Linda


Comment By: FreeTina Steele on August 24, 2009 09:20:55 PM Report
very nice tribute to the beetles. i think we all can relate to certain scents and items bring back memories. great write.

Comment By: FreeHenry M. on August 22, 2009 09:51:47 AM Report
You challenged yourself and came up with an excellent, reflective look at your past Linda, this was great!   Henry
Comment By: FreeShe Whispers on August 18, 2009 12:35:54 PM Report
LINDA,
 

THAT WAS A MAGICAL TIME WITH SO MANY OF US A GREAT WRITE.... I THINK THIS IS SO CUTE..
Always ~ She Whispers

Comment By: FreeAdri on August 18, 2009 03:50:27 AM Report
I admire you that write the word bank poems.  I can not do that at all. I think it is brilliant.  I love this one, I love the Beatles.  They were a bit before me so I was not in the Beatle mania (I more of in the U2, Linkin Park mania lol) But I loved John Lennon.  There was something about him.  This is stunning!  The Fab Four was really FAB! 
Adri x
Comment By: FreeThe Bag Lady on August 17, 2009 08:50:51 PM Report

Well, I read it with my prom in mind....arrrrrhhhhhhhhhhhhh....lol...Well, my fav was Ringo...There was just something about his moodiness...And, I knew a guy in a leather jacket at that time, but they never went to prom...*smile*


Good work...
Margaret...the Bagperson, rockin' to the sounds...


Comment By: Freeb w mayer on August 17, 2009 06:13:39 PM Report
Nice job on the Fab Four...so, just for the record, you liked the cute one?
Comment By: FreeA.P. on August 17, 2009 06:09:14 PM Report
the style of this lends itself greatly to the idea of looking back on memories etc...sort of a stream of consciousness effect.
nice use of words, full of imagery and senses.

Comment By: Freejohn carter on August 17, 2009 04:58:24 PM Report
Do i smell something "Fishy" lol. It was a good challenge for both of us Linda. I think your write is a great use of those difficult words. You used them in a nostalgic way the will bring back many memories to so many people.

                                                                              John

Comment By: FreeLady Dragonwyck on August 17, 2009 04:56:27 PM Report
Linda Jo:  this is awesome; such a wonderful sweet trip down memory lane.  I can so relate and definitely DID enjoy.

 

Lady D





 


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