The Pond

when I plunged into your cool depths
i was not expecting
a plethora of flailing arms
mine

i felt sure
beside a Β cascading
waterfall, we might aerate
but tears, and other salacious secretions did us, then suffocate
and could not keep us afloat
such currents clouded, did gloat

furthermore

the tears were diluted by pools of deceit
perfidious puddles
of past effluent did meet
the antagonistic algae, to form

a pungent crust

on this dark pond, of decay and distrust

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89 thoughts on “The Pond”

  1. Such a waste of a potentially beautiful swim. Good thing there’s always another pool waiting just down the path for a beautiful dipper πŸ˜‰.

    PS. It’s nice to have finally caught up with you. No more risking snapping a finger to get to the bottom of your comment sections πŸ˜…

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    1. Yes the swim would be through red tide and other nasty, slimy algae πŸ˜‰

      I’m so sorry about the repetitive stress injury from comment section scrolling dear man! It is a hazard on my blog as things get a big zany in here. But this post is a somber one and the party tone is being kept to a minimum.
      I also posted it on an unusual day, and at a weird time … hoping to catch you in my tadpole net! Success πŸ™‚ ❀

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  2. Poignant, pensive and perfect… What a pleasure to read “The Pond”, Diana. The picture is perfect too… Once again, you create a ponderous piece with powerful phrases! How I love your work… Amazing! ❀❀❀

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    1. Oh sweet alliterative one … your comments contain more than 10 “P”s and I’m captured, as always, with your thoughtful praise.
      It wasn’t uplifting this one, but one has to pepper the positivism with a little acrid odour from time to time. Just to keep the air in here (un)fresh πŸ˜‰
      Hugs from afar…<3<3

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      1. A new word for me, sweet lady Isha! I shall pithily and purposefully proceed with your poignant preenings! Hehe. ❀️ Saturday greetings 😊🌸

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      2. Meanwhile, fair poets and poetesses alike await inspired Isha-esque words and accompanying doodles. Patient are we who delight in cultured pearls from far off oceans. πŸŒΉπŸ’•πŸ˜Œ

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      3. That is beautiful… ❀
        This could go on forever and I already see it turning into prayer beads of praises for the person writing this, and knowing the poetess of the West, bit by bit it is going to be all pervading in this comment thread! Heheh
        So pardon me, but please accept my dearest wish for a pleasant night and pretty dreams now, as I take your leave and bask in your precious praise!🌼🌼🌼🌹

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      4. Haha, you know me well … and I grant you your pardon on account of your polite nature and exquisitely voiced sentiments….
        β€œprayer beads of praises” belongs in prose dear one!

        Bask away lovely Isha …. and sweetest of Saturdays to you!
        πŸŒΈπŸ˜ŠπŸ’•πŸ€—

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      5. You do inspire such verbal treasures with every piece you pen down and with every chat! ❀❀
        Always smiling whenever I see your reply hehe 😘😊

        Thank you for your kind wish… Saturday has already started with great promise (this is the last P I swear) and pleasure (oops!) πŸ˜πŸ˜›πŸ˜›

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      6. Oh I’m so having trouble denying your provocations for a “P” word contest! I’m sure you would find me prostrate and begging for pity as we propel into a proliferation of promptly penned prose!
        Hehe.
        I always smile when you walk through the virtual door too πŸ™‚

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      1. My blog name has come from the depth of my being, in a split second, with no contemplation on it. To me, it carries all of what I hold within me. It fills me with joy that it speaks to you. Absolutely grateful we met!

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      2. How wonderful: your subconscious found the title and you listened. And it will draw friends from all over this world – including me, on the beautiful West Coast of Canada. Cold here, but your warmth reaches me πŸ™‚

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      3. Dear Infinite … I grab your hand and shake it heartily, for I am so pleased my “about” resonates with you. We are two peas in a happy pod πŸ™‚

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  3. it’s sad, but we can’t do a fundraiser for the pond, because we are lost in your artistic touch. The people are asking who composed this. The dynamic Diana that dazzle with a dialect that reaches the heart of readers.

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    1. I actually had to pull over, in my car … to reply to this! Epic comment πŸ’Ÿ
      You, dear soul …. say some of the best things 😊
      It was worth the disruption in traffic that I caused, haha 😊

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      1. Haha, this is an interesting question indeed. I am in fact an ultrasound practitioner and do use words, on select patients, to ease their anxieties. I often take them to nature scenes … beaches, forests etc and try to verbally paint the picture. As I peer at pictures of their innards πŸ˜‰

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  4. Wow! I had to read this several times in order to embrace the total package. Powerfully written, in a way that makes the reader slow down and think. Bravo! Your way with words is tremendous and it was such a pleasure to read your poem. You are very well acquainted with deep emotion, for in order to have written this, there is no other way. I look forward to more from you, Diana. Much Love to you! Keep on shining!! πŸ‘πŸΌπŸŽ‰πŸ’ž

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    1. Herladypinkrose! What an absolute delight to meet you , and I’m even more elated that you found the time to read and comment ever so kindly. I am indeed acquainted with deep emotion; it is how I chose to both live in the moment and revel in the gift of the everyday. Much love to you precious one; I appreciate your words very much! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

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      1. Diana, please do call me Amy. All my friends do! To be able to access those deep emotions is a two-edged sword, yet to live fully, that is the only way to be. Your work is phenomenal and I am the one who should thank you for sharing your Talent with us. Much Love to you!!! Have a great day today! πŸ’–πŸŒΌπŸ’–

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      2. Amy! Sweet Amy …. “phenomenal” is a towering word and you are wielding it like a bejewelled Excalibur in my presence. Wow!

        You are correct about the two edged sword, but if I was to rewrite the script of my life I wouldn’t want my character to deviate from exactly who she is and how she loves: freely and eager to dive into the unknown. Much love to you beautiful heart! ❀

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      3. Your vocabulary is stunning! I’m hanging with you so my vocabulary improves. Awesome!!

        I, like you LOVE me. I wouldn’t have it any other way. My Mom just recently passed. (very difficult!) I received some of her jewelry and a little inheritance. I had one of her necklaces on yesterday, took a pic, and sent it to someone who I know through a text. Unfortunately this person does not feel deeply like we do and while I’m just about balling my eyes out wearing this necklace, her response was, “how nice”.

        I’m right there next to you diving into the unknown. How else do you live life fully?? πŸ€— Much LOVE to you, Beautiful Heart in return! 🌹

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  5. Oh, the deceit and deceptions the relationships hides in the plain sight.How we dip our toes with so much truth and pure love and starts drowning in the quicksand of betrayal. Such a poignant portrayal.
    You are a master crafter of words.So much to learn from you.

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    1. Oh how you speak to me in the language I understand best – sweet metaphors and imagery! You are kind with your praises, yet our friendship is one of mutual appreciation… where we can learn from each other! How lovely the notion…. ❀

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      1. And I’m lucky to know you … I feel like we have the same zany tendencies and relish in the occasional wacky humour burst! Bless ya cotton socks and may your week rock! 😁🌸

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