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THE COLORS OF LIFE

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THE COLORS OF LIFE

Bombs explode.
Conflicts in night
CNN reports of terror. 
Lives being scrutinized
A blood bath
The colors are everywhere.
Scores of eyes look around scared.
The code is RED.

In desperation, stands a child.
His arm is bleeding.
He is begging for his life.
A blood bath lay before him.
His eyes are scared.
He hiccups and he was left there.

His colors of life are psychedelic.
He sees the code.
He freaks out.
He rolls around intoxicated.
He forgets for a moment himself.

A little girl hallucinates.
Her father and mother ran away.
They shouted to her, “Hide any place.
Your life with us is no longer safe.”
She seeks a hole under a shed.
The terrorist left her there.

The colors of life are a child’s demon.
In darkness, you can hear them scream.
Their parents give the code.
Once given, a child world becomes cold.

Infants are shot.
She died.
Her twin did not.
The terrorist left uninformed.
The clock ticked another baby's life - gone.

The colors of life are a child’s mourn.
They lives are forsaken by those grown.
In time of trouble, they must take care of home.
The colors of life are obligatory.
The code is BLOOD.
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04/12/2014

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  1. Date: 6/15/2014 6:02:00 AM
    A very heartfelt poem, where episodes in their lives they did not wish to happen. Trapped in a difficult situation where death is the only escape. Congrats on your winning this contest. (^_^) Noel.

    Walker  Avatar Verlena S. Walker
    Date: 6/15/2014 7:53:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Noel. Verlena
  1. Date: 5/10/2014 9:32:00 PM
    A great DESCRIPTION of true horror in the world today! A fine write that informs and astounds too. Bravo!

    Walker  Avatar Verlena S. Walker
    Date: 5/10/2014 9:37:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Robert for your supportive remarks and positive feedback. I glad you enjoyed The Colors of Life. Verlena
  1. Date: 4/30/2014 10:30:00 AM
    Verlena, a great winning poem.SKAT

  1. Date: 4/26/2014 5:02:00 AM
    Congrats on the win and thanks for sharing this colorful poem,verlena

    Walker  Avatar Verlena S. Walker
    Date: 4/26/2014 8:21:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Dr. Ram, thanks for your congratulations... Verlena
  1. Date: 4/26/2014 1:31:00 AM
    nice win...PD

    Walker  Avatar Verlena S. Walker
    Date: 4/26/2014 8:21:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    PD, thanks for your congratulations... Verlena
  1. Date: 4/25/2014 11:45:00 PM
    Great poem Verlena,,, war n bloodshed,, insult to mankind,,loved the read, congrats on wonderful win!

    Walker  Avatar Verlena S. Walker
    Date: 4/26/2014 8:21:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Dr. Upma, thanks for your congratulations... Verlena
  1. Date: 4/25/2014 8:31:00 PM
    very interesting one and strong message. Congrats on your win. That is how Red can be sometimes.

    Walker  Avatar Verlena S. Walker
    Date: 4/26/2014 8:22:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Andrea, thanks for your congratulations... Verlena
  1. Date: 4/25/2014 6:20:00 PM
    A good win for a strong poem, madness has its own color

    Walker  Avatar Verlena S. Walker
    Date: 4/26/2014 8:23:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Frederic, thanks for your congratulations... Verlena
  1. Date: 4/25/2014 6:02:00 PM
    Congrats,Verlana, nice writing!!

    Walker  Avatar Verlena S. Walker
    Date: 4/26/2014 8:23:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Jag, thanks for your congratulations... Verlena
  1. Date: 4/25/2014 5:46:00 PM
    This is difficult to read but we need to read it..more than once...congrats on your win. BG

    Walker  Avatar Verlena S. Walker
    Date: 4/26/2014 8:24:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Barbara, thanks for your congratulations... Verlena
  1. Date: 4/25/2014 5:45:00 PM
    This is difficult to read but we need to read it..more than once...congrats on your win. BG

    Walker  Avatar Verlena S. Walker
    Date: 4/26/2014 8:20:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Barbara, thanks for your congratulations... Verlena
  1. Date: 4/25/2014 4:52:00 PM
    Yes so good to hear of the realities of others, if only the readers would feel the pain and could actually do something, the worlds a mess and Pope's are being made saints? congrad's on your win. Light & Love

    Walker  Avatar Verlena S. Walker
    Date: 4/25/2014 4:59:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Debbie for your supportive remarks on The Colors of Life... Verlena
  1. Date: 4/25/2014 4:23:00 PM
    I always knew that a high placement was waiting for you...I see such uniqueness in your writing, such an ability to portray the harsh realities of life...the matter-of-fact tone completely fitting the harrowing subject matter...this poem made an impression on me the first time I read it, and stayed with me...congrats on your win in my contest

    Walker  Avatar Verlena S. Walker
    Date: 4/25/2014 4:27:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Charlotte for your support in this contest... Verlena :0))s.
  1. Date: 4/25/2014 3:50:00 PM
    Good job, Verlena. congrats on win. // ivo

    Walker  Avatar Verlena S. Walker
    Date: 4/25/2014 4:03:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks for your support Ivo. // Verlena
  1. Date: 4/25/2014 3:33:00 PM
    Beautiful, even though expressing sad situations. Presented in a journalistic manner...as if the writer has long become accustomed to this way of life. // congrats on win. // paul

    Walker  Avatar Verlena S. Walker
    Date: 4/25/2014 3:36:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Paul for your supportive remarks... Verlena