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The Colors of Love

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The Colors of Love

Love can give the warmth and glow
of a golden sunny day,
the joy and laughter
of a heart at play.

With love comes 
the bright red of fire,
when one is consumed
with passions desire.

Loves gentle beauty and grace
can leave on your face
a soft petal rose
when loves fire recedes to repose.

When love is errant and untrue
filled with hurt and pain
it can turn ones life
to sad and blue.

When love is threatened
from dark forces 
seen or unseen
the color of love
quickly turns to green.

If love is lost
or just gone away
it can turn life dull
and the color of gray.

Love in view all around
but none for you to be found
makes the world seem
ugly and brown.

Now with an eye you do espy
a chance for love anew
on comes the white light
of hope for you.

Love once again bright and new
gives an orange and gold tint
to the wonderful future
now in view.

The embers of love's fire
dances with life once again
as it begins it's life anew.

So on goes the rainbow of love
with varying color and hue.


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  1. Date: 9/6/2012 3:59:00 PM

    Dear Terri....I think I exhausted every colour when it comes to love, like you have! Excellent poem! Hugs

  1. Date: 5/13/2012 9:09:00 PM

    Love this poem Terry.Nicely you have related different colours with different aspects of love.Great thinking here.

    Allen Avatar Terry L. Allen Date: 5/13/2012 9:28:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I am always looking for something different. I get tired and board with the same old fare and don't want things I write to become tiresome. So glad you stopped by Huggs friend TLee
  1. Date: 4/26/2012 6:46:00 AM

    How well colours do fill our lives...wonderful use here...and I like the line ..."makes the world seem ugly brown..." oh how I hate the colour brown ;) very depressing...great use! Keep writing my friend! big hugs,love deb

    Allen Avatar Terry L. Allen Date: 4/26/2012 2:55:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I do my best to search out topics that others don't necessarily think of but can still relate to. Thanks for the kind words. Lots of huggs TLee.
  1. Date: 4/14/2012 7:26:00 PM

    Another masterpiece Terry...A lot of thought given to this one ... Added it to FAV..Thanks for sharing - Diana

    Allen Avatar Terry L. Allen Date: 4/14/2012 8:13:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I try very hard to write things that are out of the norm, if anything just for a change of view. I am so glad that you enjoyed this piece and hope you will find others of my collection just as entertaining. Thank you so much for this kind review.