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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Yellow (11/12/09)

TITLE: Yellow Frustration
By Lizzy Ainsworth
11/18/09


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Although yellow is all around
No inspiration can be found
I stared at the yellow plank wall
Until I was interrupted by a call
When I came back to the blank page
I still had not got past the first stage
The right words seem to forever elude
Making me think that yellow is quite rude
Nothing lends itself to a story
Not torch, banana, duck or baby
I have tried starting so many sentences
But all have collapsed without repentance
There was a bowl and a girl called Eden
In a family of four little children
Always her cup and bowl were bold
Bright yellow that was not gold
It was her very favourite colour
She really would have no other
Yet one night setting the table for tea
She saw I had none and said to me
“Miss, please may you have mine instead?”
“Thank you, Edie. You keep yours.” I calmly said
Under the sink I found another and all were fed
The table cleared, the children put to bed
It set my mind to thinking and writing
Of the little yellow box that is sitting
Near my bed on a wooden shelf
Dad helped me to buy for myself
My eyes were opened wide in awe
As I slowly lifted the lid and saw
A tiny little doll in her gauzy tutu
Twirling to the twinkly wind up tune
It held all my pretty pink girly treasures
But before long it gave me another pleasure
In it my little Kelly dolls would lie
When I thought that they would die
It was the hospital intensive care bed
Where Mummy dolly came to shed
Tears for her pale imaginary child
Whose illness really was quite mild
The doll soon recovered but another came
Till I tired as a teen of that young game
Now the box sits holding only a few
Of my various strands of jewels
Its history so very interesting
It inspired quite a lot of writing
About the frustrating colour yellow
Towards which I am starting to mellow
THE END


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Joanne Sher 11/20/09
Wow - lots going on in this piece. I could definitely feel your frustration, and see all the word pictures you painted.