The Edge

I didn't fall over the edge-I just wasn't feeling my best. My thyroid went off the charts-for a bit. I was in Debbie Downer mode. 
 I have been busy-I put my house on a diet. I still have the dreaded attic to face-too hot up there right now.

 So, Kerry from the Imaginary Garden emailed July's schedule and there was my name. I knew it was time to come back. I have missed blogging, missed all of you and feel sad I didn't keep up. My friend, Sherry kept emailing me to see if I was still alive. 

 My prompt over in the Imaginary Garden is: 

 I want to end my Debbie Downer cycle. So, let's not concentrate on what we have out grown, but what we will never out grow! My first thoughts are: Love, laughter, the ocean, the stars, flowers, rainbows, the sky's color, words, rebirth of spring, puppies, music, movies, and much, much more. Poets, writers and artists seem to be able to keep their inner child alive longer, than most. So, pen a poem about what you will never out grow-what will always delight, inspire, and amaze you. 





 © Ella Wilson
  

Christmas in July

  my gift- a doll
 found in a field 
of yellow stars
 wearing a green 
striped dress 
with tiger stripes 
named my sugar, Ruby
 She blushes bright red, not pink
 melts my heart 
her kisses so, sweet. 

my doll makes me feel 
nine years 
young
 with a giddy grin 
I hold my doll 
Her teeth are black n' white

 goodness
 her bright red smile
wider than mine
wiping sugar's kisses off my chin 
will never get old. 

 © Ella Wilson 








Comments

Sanaa Rizvi said…
This is such a heartwarming poem! We are often attached to the gifts which we receive on special occasions. Those gifts hold sentimental value for us :D
Beautifully executed :D

Lots of love,
Sanaa
Ella said…
Hello Sanaa-Thank you, so much! Your rose poem reminded me of my mother. She celebrates her birthday on the last day of summer and my dad called her fondly, The Last Rose~ It was lovely and made me smile!
Sherry Blue Sky said…
A doll found in a field of yellow stars.........how cool. Loved this, Ellie......really love the collage on your banner.........stunning. Is that your mom? you look like her..........
Like finding that lost toy from childhood.
Ella, knew you were having those issues and would be sporadic with posting, but glad you are finally back. It's been lonely without your flowing word so.
brudberg said…
What a wonderful doll.. I have a teddy-bear I got at my first Christmas, he was bigger than me then, and therefore got the name of tiny teddy.. :-)
Kerry O'Connor said…
Mementos of childhood are filled with precious associations.
Mary said…
One is never too old to love a doll, especially a childhood doll!
Ella said…
Hello Mary! The watermelon I found is called Sugar doll. I wish I had found my childhood doll. I have more childhood books than baby dolls. You make me think, about which baby doll would have been my favorite. Thank you, Mary! This is a sweet thought~

Kerry-Yes, sweet offerings when these memories ripen. They hold us and keep the stars in our eyes. Thank you, Kerry~
L. Diane Wolfe said…
Hi Ella! I hope your thyroid problem is under control now. My husband has to take medicine for his. It really affected his mood before he got on medication, too.

The poem is lovely.
shelly said…
I so understand the thyroid ride. Mine has been good lately. A year ago, I went off gluten. It's helped tremendously. Glad you're back. Love your poems.
hedgewitch said…
I love watermelon! I don't have room to grow it, but I *am* growing some cantaloupes--not exactly the same thing as this sugary doll that you are able to find such joy in, though. Thanks for the wonderful challenge, and hope your days of trial are behind you.
Yolanda Renee said…
Hey Ella, so glad to see you back in good form. Sorry you were down but glad to know things are looking up again. Loved the poem, good memories are great inspiration. Thanks for stopping by the blog today, sorry the topic wasn't more cheerful. But I always try to go to where the prompt leads me, lately it's horror filled.
Mary Ann Potter said…
You've been missed here! The poem is so lovely; what a nice gift to those of us who enjoy your work! My inner child is alive and well even though she lives in a 70 year old body. Sending a hug.
said…
I love this. You picked the perfect treasure to keep forever.
Your poem make me remember a beloved doll I had as a child. Never played with her, just sat her on a shelf and loved looking at her. Thanks for blitzing me today.
Susan Says
Margaret said…
Has a "Velveteen Rabbit" vibe to it. I had a "flat" Teddy Bear with one eye missing. My mom got rid of him one day and I still feel horrible about it. I'm glad you are back.
Outlawyer said…
Ha, charming! I love watermelon also--so delicious and a very funny doll--I will not grow out of it either. Thanks, Ella, for the fun poem and prompt. k.
Ella said…
Hi Karin-I know there are so many things we shouldn't out grow~ Thank you, I so loved your take on the prompt~ Thanks for joining in!

Margaret-Oh, I love that~ Oh, that is so sad. Thank you, I missed you, too~

Susan-Yes, I had a doll like that, too. I want to go look at old photos-now~ Thanks, Susan for this memory~ You are welcome!

Said-You are sweet~ Thank you!

Mary Ann-Your inner child is a sweetie~ Age is just a number and some of us stay young in spirit~ And it is a great thing! Hugs to you...I missed you!

Yolanda-Yes, go with the flow, even if it is in freaky looking tunnel-lol. You are so talented~ Thank you!

Hedge-Thank you! Oh, the one I bought is so red and sweet. I didn't grow up loving it-like I do now. I think this variety rocks~
I love cantaloupe, too! Oh, I want a photo-you have green fingers and thumbs~ My new thing is I am growing Brussels Sprouts..these little baby cabbages are so cute. Thanks for sharing and doing the prompt-You really brought it!!!

Shelly-I am happy you are feeling good. Family drama I believe was the cause. Life is better now and I just find out now I am hyper. I am a human yo-yo-lol! Thank you~ Your bully writing is spot on...whoa!

L.Diane-Thank you! It is a strange disease, but manageable. I think stress is what throws me off.



John Edwards said…
What an inspiring post, Ella.
Jim said…
You wrote this with love in your mind. The kind of love you could have for a cherished childhood toy. Without the last picture I would never have dreamed that you wrote of a watermelon. The description fit but the feeling in the poem was too descriptive of feelings not deserved for a mere fruit. Very clever.
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Michael Di Gesu said…
Hi, Ella,

Welcome back! I hope you are feeling back to your old and happy self.

Another lovely token from a beloved childhood toy... beautifully written as always....

Have a wonderful weekend!
Hannah said…
Paired with your image....SO amazing and both pieces alone are works of art...I love them together though. Stirs such emotion that I'm sure resonates for many. I have a Pitiful Pearl Holly Hobbie doll that will never grow old even though she might look otherwise. ;)

Thank you for the inspiration..apologies for showing up so late...busy times.

I hope things are on the upswing for you...I know how difficult it can be @ the thyroid. ♥ Love to you, Ella.
Ella said…
Hannah-Thank you, so much! I am really late. We have had crazy weather here-flooding, power outages and a few trees down.
Oh, I love that you still have Holly Hobbie. This makes me smile~

I understand! Thank you, yes, I am on the upswing, now. Loves to you, Hannah~
You always brighten the poetry world! @>-----------

Michael-Thank you! I hope you are doing well-I will stop by~ I hope the sun is shining brilliantly in your world~

Jim-I did! I loved yours-so endearing and filled with charm. Thanks for making me smile-lol. I wanted it to be fun and unique. The red and green prompted the Christmas in July thoughts...thank you!

John-Thank you! I hope you also are feeling better~
Grace said…
I love the doll and watermelon ~

Welcome back Ella ~ Hope you are feeling much better ~
Yolanda Renee said…
Hey Ella, just to welcome you back I've awarded you The Versatile Blogger Award. I know you're busy, but you're so talented and very versatile!
Misha Gericke said…
I'm sorry you've been having problems with your thyroid. I hope you're feeling better. :-)
Outlawyer said…
Ella--I hope you are feeling better and having tons of Christmas in July! Take care, k.
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kaykuala said…
Welcome back Ella! Hope your thyroid is under control now!

Hank
Ella said…
Hi Hank! Thank you~ I hope all is well for you~

Karin-I am better. I have been fighting the summer cold~ I hope you are doing well-thank you~

Misha-Thank you~ You are sweet!

Yolanda-I came by and commented~ I will pass it along next week. Hubby decided he wants to paint this weekend-interior. The big question is the color?! Thank you, so much! I loved your essays-Congrats!

Hi Grace-Thank you! Yes, I thought well, they both are sweet-lol. I hope you are doing well~