Yellow Umbrella

Yellow Umbrella

A Poem by Jennie Baron

Out on the street on a rainy day

A woman with a yellow umbrella caught my eye.

She’ll never know how the sight affected me

How cheery and jaunty it looked

Amid the gloom,

The fog on my car windows,

And the rain streaming down on them.

 

Please, please never let me be

One of those insufferably boring,

Eminently forgettable

Black-umbrella people.

A red one would be nice,

But I’m going to buy myself

The brightest yellow one I can find.


© 2014 Jennie Baron



My Review

Would you like to review this Poem?
Login | Register




Featured Review

Lovely, Jennie! This is a great testament to those who strive to be different and not fall into the constant mold, which I can assume is the "black umbrella". I love the choice of color for the umbrella, what inspired it? I myself have a blue one (with polka dots) haha. :)

Enjoyed it a lot! Well done :):)

Posted 3 Years Ago


3 of 3 people found this review constructive.

Jennie Baron

3 Years Ago

I literally did see someone walking by with a yellow umbrella. Love your blue polka dot one, though.. read more



Reviews

Not only umbrella but my dresses, shoes, shirts, and pants are black as well. I love how this poem has affected me and how it led me to reflect of my own dullness. Haha. Next time, I'll wear bright colors and have a brighter perspective in life. Great job, Miss Jennie!

Posted 2 Years Ago


Jennie Baron

2 Years Ago

I suppose I've done my job if I inspired a reader to self-reflection! :) Of course it is the persp.. read more
Jennie, I think I'm getting a bright yellow one too! You have a beautiful style in this poem, added to my library.

Posted 2 Years Ago


Jennie Baron

2 Years Ago

So much appreciated, Mary. Thanks for the kind words!
Something bright to cheer up a gloomy, cloudy day is always appreciated and admired.
Reflection on the experience with joy!
I never have good luck with umbrellas though--they either break or come up missing.
The wind tends to damage the ones I purchase and make them useless.
however, I love seeing colorful ones against the wet, gray clouds and tumbling skies.
:)

Posted 2 Years Ago


Jennie Baron

2 Years Ago

If I can bring some cheer to a gloomy day, I've accomplished my mission in writing! Many thanks!
Josie E. Cook M. A.

2 Years Ago

You are welcome!
a cheerful write,reminded me of sunshine on a rainy day

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Jennie Baron

2 Years Ago

Thank you so very much! Your positive word is valued.
 wordman

2 Years Ago

you`re welcome jennie,hows the weather in dallas today
Jennie Baron

2 Years Ago

About 94 degrees with broken clouds
Oh yes Jennie. I nice big yellow umbrella not only keeps the rain off, but provides
the sunshine that is missing.

Even the dullest, dreariest of our days can be brightened by the "yellow umbrella"
we all carry with us, within us.


Posted 2 Years Ago


Jennie Baron

2 Years Ago

The "yellow umbrella" is that unique spark of life essence and joy that each soul has. Glad you rea.. read more
there is always a light on the darkest day, I guess Jennie you found it in a yellow umbrella, I don't think you could ever be a black umbrella person, your a writer we only use color :)

Posted 2 Years Ago


Jennie Baron

2 Years Ago

:) I hope you're right! I'm glad you liked my little poem. I'm been surprised and gratified by the.. read more
I bet that woman never realized she would end up in a poem...her and her yellow umbrella..I have an umbrella with comics all over it...my husband worked at a newspaper...ha...enjoyed...Rose:)

Posted 2 Years Ago


Jennie Baron

2 Years Ago

So happy that you enjoyed it! Thanks much for stopping by to read.
Jennie: Once again, I can tell you're an accomplished poet. I loved it. I wrote a poem, never revisited and I swear, the lady had a large yellow purse: I actually began with yellow. To be unique, to find yourself, no matter what society's dogma places upon us is the way to go. Yellow Umbrella, wow, I wish I had one. I've always expressed myself through fashion, and once my daughter said to someone, she dresses differently. I didn't ask her, but it made me smile. I don't mean green zebra striped tights, with a purple scarf, but the challenge to find something different is fun to me, because, we all are individuals. No? Thank you once again. Great poem! Dale

Posted 2 Years Ago


Jennie Baron

2 Years Ago

Thank you so much for a review that not only tells me you liked the poem, it tells me the reason why.. read more
Confuser

2 Years Ago

My pleasure.......
This is really cool. I too am afraid of becoming one of those "Black-umbrella" folks whose lives are so dull and depressing. Although I do have my moments. Great imagery. I loved it. Stay inspired.

Posted 2 Years Ago


Jennie Baron

2 Years Ago

Thanks, Kristan! I need some good wishes to stay inspired; I haven't written a new poem in a while... read more
It's a refreshing poetry that brightens the day even in rain. Well written.

Posted 2 Years Ago


Jennie Baron

2 Years Ago

I'm so happy that you like it! Many thanks for stopping by to read and review.

Request Read Request
Add to Library My Library
Subscribe Subscribe

Advertise Here
Advertise Here
Want to advertise here? Get started for as little as $5

Stats

1853 Views
61 Reviews
Rating
Shelved in 5 Libraries
Added on September 12, 2014
Last Updated on September 12, 2014

Author

Jennie Baron
Jennie Baron

Dallas, TX



About
Music is a huge part of my life and an inspiration. My favorite bands include Train, Imagine Dragons, James, Matchbox Twenty, etc. And of course I still listen to all of those classic-rock songs tha.. more..

Writing

Related Writing

People who liked this story also liked..


Arcana Arcana

A Poem by Sami Khalil


Time Time

A Poem by Tate Morgan