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Contemplating Color

I don't suppose
the white hums of summer
will ever out strum the blues;

but here before me,
two colors mingle
in polite harmony-
spouting about
like versed chums
over black coffee

so why do I stand here,
all cockeyed
and bashful
in these careful shades of yellow,
mulling over red
and its poignant way 
of bruising my heart
a callous hue of indigo

Copyright © Melissa Wadkins Patterson

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  1. Date: 5/3/2011 10:22:00 AM
    I have enjoyed reading your amazing poetry this afternoon Melissa. I hope you will always find the inspiration to continue your writing. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 4/18/2011 10:03:00 AM
    a refreshing and enjoyable piece of fine poetry.

  1. Date: 6/5/2010 9:14:00 PM
    Nice use of color imagery to share your thoughts. Congratulations on making it through the first round of the Poetry Soup contest with this poem. Best wishes in the finals. Karen

  1. Date: 6/4/2010 2:33:00 AM
    Congratulations on your poetry making it through the first round Melissa. I wish you the best in the finals. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 4/21/2010 5:27:00 PM
    Hope you return soon with more great writing, Melissa and thank you for your recent comments.

  1. Date: 4/16/2010 9:35:00 PM
    Well done, Melissa. Love the opening three lines AND where you took it from there. Creative, poetic and different - neither overworked or underexpressed. I'd say you found the sweet spot here! Excellent.

  1. Date: 4/16/2010 3:45:00 PM
    Poignant write here, Melissa and a wonderful selection to be featured this week. Welcome to PoetrySoup and congratulations on your writing feature !!

  1. Date: 4/12/2010 6:33:00 PM
    Congratulations on your featured prom this week. ish you more success in the future. Ernilando

  1. Date: 4/12/2010 12:24:00 PM
    Many congrats on your featured piece this week. Rgds Janette

  1. Date: 4/12/2010 11:19:00 AM
    Congratulations on your poetry being featured this week Melissa. May you have many more features. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 1/27/2010 5:57:00 AM
    Was a pleasure to read your poetry this morning Melissa. Thank you for sharing. Love, Carol