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Below is the poem entitled COLORS OF LIFE which was written by poet Debra Squyres. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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Colors of youth

So vibrant and true.

Fresh and bright

Never giving a clue


Colors of yesterdays

Shades lighter and dim

Chances of brightening

Are all running slim


Colors of memories

Fading softly each day

No longer sharp

Black into gray


Colors of Joy

Lost in time and space

Forgotten in the corners

Of another place


Colors of Happiness

Broken in pieces

Stripped from Life

Leaving only creases


Colors of Love

Chipped and peeling

Fallen off the canvas

Alone and unfeeling


Colors of today...

Simply gone away.


Colors of tomorrow?

Simply another day


It's Life's Colors

What more can I say?

Copyright © Debra Squyres

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  1. Date: 6/25/2012 11:47:00 AM
    Wow, I missed this one earlier. The canvas holds a magic touch. Your simple lines have said so much. One understands the very essence. Of yesterday and tomorrow in all it's presence. Hi Debra, this is a wonderful poem. It connects the heart. May your colors be vibrant to the end. Your friend the rhyming commenter. :)

  1. Date: 3/22/2012 10:28:00 AM
    This reflects sadness and the colors only black and gray. We have to color that world of yours with blue and yellow and orange. SMILE. love phyl

  1. Date: 1/26/2012 8:53:00 PM
    oh, a melancholy one is this one, with those colors fading away. I enjoyed the read and hope you are not feeling sad! Luv, Andrea

  1. Date: 1/26/2012 1:06:00 AM
    A very interesting painting you paint Debra- I feel a little chipped- I am not going to say flaky mm- blessings and a very lovely read, bren

  1. Date: 1/25/2012 11:24:00 AM
    You are much young seen the colors of days. Wonderfully worded, enjoyed and loved, bl

  1. Date: 1/25/2012 2:07:00 AM
    A wonderful poem by you Debra really enjoyed the colours of light......spandan.

  1. Date: 1/24/2012 11:33:00 AM
    Wow- what a unique & cool use of color.

  1. Date: 1/24/2012 11:25:00 AM
    Wondeful poem Debra, love it. Elizabeth

  1. Date: 1/24/2012 11:07:00 AM
    Think how lucky we are that we can see the beautiful colors.Lovely poem Debra. - oxox love Anne-Lise

  1. Date: 1/24/2012 9:01:00 AM
    Very creative and can be true of life..Sometimes those memories are tainted by unpleasant happenings, being abused, stress or other things in life..Good can return if one will open the door to possibilities..Enjoyed reading this morn..Sara

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    Date: 1/24/2012 9:30:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Sara. Wrote this one day when I was feeling rather blue. I'm always open to possibilities...should they come my way.