When Pink Fish Fly


“The Shell Deck” @ellasedge
Ceccoli Tarot
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He rides his wooden horse to nowhere
the boy who would be king of kings
sitting alone in the shadowed room
dreaming his fanciful dreams.

And in his dreams he sees her as she is now
a delicate woman-child with ruby-red wings
embracing her innate gifts as she learns
to soar high in the windswept azure sky.

Now, she walks her destiny’s path in peace
with her fantastical thoughts as her guide
Letting her pen upon the blank white paper
take her in her dreams on the wildest ride
where even the fattest of pink fish can fly.

She leaves the handsome troubled boy at last
with all the bitter heartache and wrenching grief
Now he is naught but a part of a tear-stained past
who sought to rob her of life, like a petty thief.

©2019 Linda Lee Lyberg

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22 Comments on “When Pink Fish Fly

  1. Wowww! ❤️ This is absolutely mesmerizing, Linda! I love; “And in his dreams he sees her as she is now a delicate woman-child with ruby-red wings embracing her innate gifts as she learns to soar high in the windswept azure sky.” 😀

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  2. Your ending says it all if it isn’t real love than love stinks. There is a tarot deck where there are two fish on The Lovers card in a paisley like fashion. I have often thought of how wondrous love can be, but when it isn’t-it really rots. I love how you described the woman-child: “embracing her innate gifts as she learns to soar high in the windswept azure sky.” Bluetiful to read your innate gift!

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  3. Freedom, yes…She grew into who she wanted, needed, was meant to be and let go of the boy who would have stopped her.

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  4. I absolutely adore the first stanza – wish I had written it. And the nice circling back at the end with his well-deserved fate…

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  5. I love the way you have told this story. It resonates with the way I read the story, but opens up some additional avenues.

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  6. Linda, what a splendid, engrossing, and wholely complete presentation the the three cards. Really superb! You made them come alive in a vivid, fantastical, cohesive story of growth, love, and illumination… loved it!

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