Three word Wednesday: effect, immense, shimmer

The words for today's Three Word Wednesday are: effect, immense, shimmer.

The effect your words had was immense,
Refer to me now in past tense,
I shimmer and fade,
Now naught but a shade,
Sought death to escape your offense.

Purple poetry, to be sure, but why is the text purple? See here for the explanation. People shouldn't be driven to kill themselves simply for being who they are.

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  1. What a beautiful piece!!!
    "Now naught but a shade"...wonderful... :)

  2. Thank you for posting this - I read it both with and without the explanation of why it was highlighted in purple. the explanation added to its resonance and power..Jae

  3. Last line is off the chain. Nice 3WW. Love and Light, Sender

  4. I read the explanation too and I agree with Jae, the power of the poem really does hit you, well done.

  5. Power packed words you have written there.

  6. Beautiful and heartbreaking at the same time. I'm wearing purple today. Well done.

  7. Kudos to you for giving a voice to those who are often silent.

    Very well written, tight, and the purple only gives it that much more power.

  8. Thank you for speaking out for those who can't. Well done, Tony.

  9. Beautiful, poignant and also kind of stark. I liked it.

    Kari @ The Best Place By The Fire

  10. Excellent take on a very current and disturbing issue(s). Not only from the perspective of hate crimes, homophobia, and suicide, but from the insidious reality of social networks and the internet as a tool of provocation. Well done.

  11. Thanks for reading, everyone. I've long wondered if the limerick form could be bent to serve a more serious purpose than frivolity. With this, I believe that it can.


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