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Color Me

Color me white, or color me black. Color
me brown, or color me red. Color me 
yellow, but color me to be just me.

Color me anyway you want. You are the 
artist, you know what to do, just capture 
my beauty and let it show through.

My beauty is not on the outside for everyone 
to see. My beauty comes from within and 
few people have seen.

Color me with the colors that you so much
love to use and when people see this painting,
they will see themselves in me.

The people will ask you - why did you put so
many colors on me and you will tell them - because
the beauty I did see.

The painting is now finished, the artist has done 
his job. A painting of many colors, that he is very 
proud of.

The colors bring beauty to the painting on the 
wall, but if we were all colored blind - we wouldn't
see any colors at all...

Copyright: written by
Lucilla M. Carrillo


I wrote this poem because through out life 
I have seen a lot of injustice done, because
of who we are , or where we came from. We
did not choose to be who we are, or where
we came from. God chose that for us. I don't
think God made a mistake when He made us.
He had His reasons. We are who we are, that
can never be changed. We live in this world.
We are God's Race...

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  1. Date: 10/18/2014 3:24:00 PM
    A lovely insprational piece. Sometimes in life, I see no color....then i jump over this phase and look closer again and regain the color! A moving read my friend! Moving!

  1. Date: 10/3/2014 10:56:00 AM
    'My beauty is not on the outside for everyone to see. My beauty comes from within and few people have seen'. Wise wise words from a wonderful lady. RIP Lucy we miss you my friend:-( Hugs to you in heaven Jan xx

  1. Date: 10/2/2014 9:56:00 PM
    LUcilla, I am missing you tonight, seeing your mail in my mailbox. I don't even remember how I answered your last mail!! If you can see down from heaven, I hope you know I am thinking of you and that I enjoyed seeing again this poem that PD says was your favorite one you wrote. love, andrea

  1. Date: 9/30/2014 10:17:00 AM
    Thank you Lucy, for sharing yourself with us all.... Love you, LINDA

  1. Date: 6/24/2014 10:04:00 AM
    Love how it ended........ beautiful and down to earth....... Enjoyed!!!

    Carrillo Avatar Lucilla Carrillo
    Date: 6/24/2014 10:25:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Wilfred; Thank you for reading my poem. I had a very bad experience the day I wrote this poem. I am glad you enjoyed it. I will visit with you later. I just got out of the hospital.
  1. Date: 6/9/2014 10:29:00 AM
    I'm glad you directed me, when God painted you he chose lovely colors.

    Carrillo Avatar Lucilla Carrillo
    Date: 6/9/2014 11:45:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks for reading. If people of all races got along with each other, this would be a better world.
  1. Date: 7/26/2013 11:33:00 PM
    came way back here to tell you: I met my prince once upon a time but never had the chance to know if it would have worked out. But I never got to be a princess.

  1. Date: 4/19/2013 7:34:00 AM
    Thank you very much for referring me to this brilliant write. Thanks for stopping by my "person of colour". Finally Lucilla, thanks so much for adding that note to the piece. It meant a lot to me... Colour me~A.O

  1. Date: 3/22/2013 12:06:00 AM
    This teaches me to be grateful for what I have (especially that last stanza about not seeing ANY colors...) Each color has it's time and it's place and none is more beautiful than the other. Beautiful message and you've written it in a way that captivates me. Adding this to my faves!

  1. Date: 3/19/2013 8:57:00 PM
    Beautiful, Lucilla. I love it. May we all see what God sees. Great one!

  1. Date: 2/22/2013 8:14:00 AM
    A lovely portrait you have made. How drab the world would be were there no colors. I agree with your sentiment, that all would learn to appreciate our differences and the beauty that lies therein.

  1. Date: 12/7/2012 11:26:00 PM
    I really love your concept on this one. VERY nice. I greatly enjoyed it.

  1. Date: 11/11/2012 12:24:00 AM
    'Color me to be just me' - that's amazing, a phrase not to be forgotten. I like how you've used the artist to illustrate the theme because in the end we are the ones who paint out what we see in others. Beautifully written Lucilla!

  1. Date: 6/3/2012 6:05:00 PM
    You posted this on my birthday!!! This is SO heartwarming and I thank you for pointing me to this poem. This is in my fav's now. A reminder that this is who God has created me to be. <3

    Carrillo Avatar Lucilla Carrillo
    Date: 6/4/2012 4:49:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    You got it girl. i am glad that you liked it. Many blessings to you. Lucilla
  1. Date: 3/28/2012 8:57:00 PM
    Love your colorful image, hugs vie

  1. Date: 3/27/2012 9:37:00 AM
    I'll color you dear with introspection! You heighten the sense of color to give life a new and fresh meaning. Luv, Lizzie

  1. Date: 3/25/2012 10:38:00 AM
    Lovely poem Lucilla, wish you all the best.Have a lovely Sunday. - oxox Anne-Lise

  1. Date: 3/22/2012 11:06:00 PM
    Greet poem, I too think that all to often people are judged by their appearance. It's a sad truth of this world, but I hope it will fade. "We are God's Race..." one of the greatest things I've ever read.

  1. Date: 3/22/2012 2:54:00 AM
    You've made a very serious and important point here, madame, and I agree with you 100%. Very artistically expressed too. Keep it up. P.S. Thank you for visiting me earlier, much appreciated.

  1. Date: 3/21/2012 10:53:00 AM
    You've painted a lovely and colorful poem. Much enjoyed! Hugs, catie :)