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Wrapped Up In Blue Visual Poem by meljoy68 Wrapped Up In Blue Visual Poem by meljoy68
“Wrapped Up In Blue”

What if I miss
the parade passing by
while watching the rain
fall from the sky
and don’t see all
of the clowns waving hi
because I was wrapped up in blue?

What if I ignore
the call of the wild
and settle for something
a little more mild
neglecting the voice
of my inner child
because I was wrapped up in blue?

What if the sun
shines on my face
while I hang it low
in a shadowy place
and I can’t feel the warmth
of its radiant grace
because I was wrapped up in blue?

What if the words
that I long to hear
are uttered from lips
I find so dear
but are washed away
in a river of tears
because I was wrapped up in blue?

What if I never
experience it all
while sitting precariously
perched on the wall
not daring to move
for fear I will fall
because I was wrapped up in blue?

But what if I smile,
join the parade…
Talk to the child,
step out of the shade…
listen more closely,
hear the love that I made…
I’d be happy, remembering you.




Life is full of what if's....most are pointless. Sometimes, it's worth it to question them....

Thank you to :iconxstockx: for her stock piece, [link]

And thank you very much to ~atomicsharkdesign for the use of his gorgeous Blue Rose photo, again! [link]

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**NOTE!!** Thank you SO much to :iconimpurfektion: for her recommending this piece for a DD. :love::blowkiss:




Original poem by me, © melanie joy 2008



I give permission to ~Unique-Manip, =PoetryPlease, and *Visual-Poetry-Club to display this in their galleries.


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The delicate beauty cannot be denied as you read Wrapped Up In Blue Visual Poem by *meljoy68. The words are touching, and the visual is perfectly crafted to compliment the essence of this poem. ( Suggested by impurfektion and Featured by LadyLincoln )
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jennyisme123 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
amazing
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meljoy68 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much :aww:
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Moon-Willow Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2011
:iconnewyearplz:

featured: [link]
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meljoy68 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my gosh, thank you so much Ginger!! :love:
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IRISHWSDM Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2010
Featured!!![link] :shamrock:
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meljoy68 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Phil!! Thank you very, very much. :iconlovesplz: I'm honored. :hug:
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Kargroth Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
well presented illistrated and put together keep up the great work and i look forward to seeing more.

my name is kargroth feel free to add me
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meljoy68 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you, Kargroth. I appreciate the feedback. :aww:
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IRISHWSDM Featured By Owner May 22, 2010
Damn I don't know how I missed this Mel. Definately a DD.Very moving words thanks for sharing :shamrock:
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:iconmeljoy68:
meljoy68 Featured By Owner May 23, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
:aww: Thank you for those very kind words. I still get all warm and fuzzy when I think about it. I will forever be grateful to ~impurfektion for recommending it.

I really like your idea for this feature...would you mind if it was "borrowed"?
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IRISHWSDM Featured By Owner May 23, 2010
Not at all looks like I might have to do some leg work on it lol If I have the time
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Menda2 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2009
I love your poem. It is very beautiful.
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:iconmeljoy68:
meljoy68 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much! I'm glad you enjoyed it. :aww:
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luxa1324 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2009
i love your poem, it relly says somthing important and thats what makes it perfect, it speks to those who listen to it awsome work
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meljoy68 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much, I'm glad you enjoyed it and got something from it. :aww:
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luxa1324 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2009
ya it was a realy good poem
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DeathlyWhiteRoses Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow. Simply amazing. I love ever bit of it.

You're right. Life is full of what ifs, and sometimes they need examining. Beautifully done.
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meljoy68 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
:aww: Thank you so much. It makes my day to have someone truly like a piece. :tighthug:
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DeathlyWhiteRoses Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I know exactly what you mean. And you deserve every bit of it. Really.
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e-CJ Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2009
:wave: This image has been featured here [link] as a part of my permanent watcher feature. Thank you so much for the :+devwatch: I appreciate it very much.:boogie:

I so absolutely love and adore everything about this image. The melodic poem, the beautiful collage and how they came together with such perfect synergy. It is simply exquisite and very worthy of the DD! Congratulations.
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meljoy68 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow!! What a wonderful thing to get in my inbox! :aww: Thank you so much for the lovely words. I'm very glad you enjoyed the poem and I thank you very much for including it in your features. :hug:
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Spectrumchaser Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2008
What a beautiful poem coupled with a beautiful image. I have written quite a few songs, and in my mind this almost had a melody as I read it...for me it feels like lyrics. I like the way you ended on a positive and hopeful note :aww:
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meljoy68 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much. :aww: I'd love it if this became a song. :nod:
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Spectrumchaser Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2008
That would be pretty cool. I envision someone with a soulful (but not diva) voice and piano or stripped down acoustic. :sing:
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meljoy68 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Ooooh.... :aww: That WOULD sound good....
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Spectrumchaser Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2008
If I was a better singer/guitarist I'd give it a shot...but my voice isn't anything approaching soulful :D
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meljoy68 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Can you put it to music, without singing it?!? :laughing: That'd be just as cool... ;)
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Spectrumchaser Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2008
Ha - we'll see...:plotting:
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meljoy68 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
LOL
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black0roze Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2008
perfect first paragraph
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meljoy68 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Aw, well I'm glad at least the 1st is perfect. Thanks. :aww:
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black0roze Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2008
haha i like them all i just meant u did a great job capturing the attention with the first paragraph
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meljoy68 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
OH! :aww: Well in that case, thank you even more! :laughing:
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inarasera Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2008
Congratulations on your DD, sooo very well deserved!!! Keep writing Dear, you have a gift.:heart:
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meljoy68 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you much! :aww:
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cfosgate Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2008
:omg: You got a DD and I'm just finding out about it now? And I had to find out from someone else?

ooOOoo, now I get to tell people that I knew you before you became a star. Can I have your autograph?
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meljoy68 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Who told?!? :laughing:

Melissa (*impurfektion) said she had suggested it for a DD, but never did I imagine it would actually get one. I was on a high for a few days...still kinda tingly! :aww:

I'll be doing a signing later on...

:rofl: Yeah. NOT!! I don't think poetry is going to make me a star. Only in the eyes of my friends. :love:
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Skye-Luna Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2008
Now I want YOUR autograph!!! I just heard about this too! Being Skye, I would've posted it in my journal in ALL CAPS!!! :trophy: Good for you, Melanie. I'm proud of you
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meljoy68 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
:aww: Thank you, Skye-Luna. :love: The shock's warn off some, but I still get a little jolt when I get a new comment on it. :laughing:

The whole DD thing is kind of surreal...only y'all here in DA get it...I tried to convey the excitement to my Mom and Sister...they thought it was "nice", but couldn't quite get the big deal. :laughing: Oh well.
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Skye-Luna Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2008
Oh, I get it! I'd be on cloud 9 myself! But you're right, other than my Da friends, NOBODY would understand!!!
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meljoy68 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Which makes my DA friends even that much more valued!!! :love:
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Skye-Luna Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2008
I completely agree! Real people suck!
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meljoy68 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, family excluded.:laughing: I kinda like them. ;)
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cfosgate Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2008
Who told? I saw it in Melissa's journal. I was very happy that I'd fav'd it before you got the DD. :D

You have a right to be as tingly as you desire. It's truly a great piece. You'll always be a star in my eyes. (yea, that does sound kinda mushy doesn't it)
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meljoy68 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
:aww: I like mushy! :hug:
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cfosgate Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2008
Okay. Then I'll lay off the testosterone gel for today. :rofl:
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meljoy68 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
:dance:
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buyobabyboo Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
you wrote this O_O i seriously thought it must be some anceint tried and true lived through the ages poem or something, this is awesoooooome -watches-
you gets a dance!
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meljoy68 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
OO! I likes the dance!!

I tend to dance like this :icontarddanceplz:

:rofl:

Thank you very much for the compliment. "An ancient tried and true lived through the ages poem"...I like the sound of that!!! Like Shakespeare. :laughing: Works for me!!!
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buyobabyboo Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
lol XD
my pleasure =3
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