Colorfully Awesome

 Colorfully Awesome


I heard RED aligns with anger.

1940’s lipstick welcoming World War veterans home

Blood given for the sake of someone you’ve never met

Laces on a ball that can link generations

How is that angry?


I heard ORANGE represented rebellion.

Leaves in the fall, painting Norman Rockwell images of family gatherings

The golden gate bridge, an iconic mark of architectural genius

A fox. What does it really say?   

Where is the rebellion there?


I heard YELLOW cues caution.

The shining sun welcoming a new day

Golden waves of wheat, providing provisions for millions

A rubber ducky promoting good clean fun

Why should I be cautious?


I heard GREEN elicits envy.

Grass stains on the pants of athletes diving to catch an opportunity at greatness

The soothing smell of a green, lush forest after rain

A Muppet frog teaching compassion for every race, creed, and color

I see no reason for jealousy.


I heard BLUE was synonymous with sadness.

The dress of a Disney princess helping little girls believe in happy ever-afters

Caribbean waters reflecting a clear sky inducing total relaxation  

“Bluebirds singing a song. Nothin’ but bluebirds all day long.”

Who is saddened by that?


I heard INDIGO advocates obsession.

Freshly dyed denim, like a child’s mind, free of distress, fading or corruption

Huckleberries with a taste so tempting that humans, bears, and species of all kinds will risk interacting when they otherwise would not

The night sky in the final moment of transition - a deep breath and the release into relaxation

What is obsessive here?


I heard VIOLET communicates corruption?

Lilacs, beautiful, intoxicating and as sweet as the girl you gave them to

 The amethyst exposed when a geode is broken

A crocus emerging from the snow offering a gift a hope and joy

None of this is corruption.


These colors surround us every day.

They are everywhere, in everything

 And so is awesome

If only you choose to see it.


This poem is about: 
Our world
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You got it! Happiness is a choice. -Your Mom

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