The Girl With the Blue Umbrella is my first collection of poetry and I’m so proud to be able to share it with everyone. I have been writing continuously for the last two years, and I knew it was time to do something with the many, many poems I had amassed. The poem “Blue Umbrella” was originally “My Umbrella” and when I found the book cover art, I fell in love with it and knew I needed to change this poem to “Blue Umbrella.” It was perfect! I love rain and different color umbrellas, so this poem captures a little bit of my whimsical side. I hope you enjoy it, along with the rest of the collection. It is my utmost pleasure to share my poetry with you.

Blue Umbrella

Someone said
good job today
and I was high
and maybe a little taller
in my shoes
like flattery mattered
while esteem filled
my pockets with pride.
Later, I walked in the rain
shoes soaked
feet squishing.
The employee lot
cleared out
as gravity crashed
rain droplets down
on my new blue umbrella.
I listened to sounds of rain
in puddles I tried to miss,
on cars with wipers going,
on the leaves in the trees.
I thought how happy I am
I bought this umbrella
with the money I earned
from that great job
I’m darn lucky to have.


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