I Want Color
I refuse to keep living a colorless life
Wear black for business meetings, maybe blue
White shirt, black skirt
Even the colorless shoe
Don’t dare touch your hair
Remember how you were born
Forget the bright and bold auburn
Or else by some be scorned.
Keep your nails short and natural
Don’t dare try bright red
Keep your toes bound and cold
Man, this existence is dead.
You’re much too dark for yellow
Too large to wear bright red
Wear dark clothes to cover your fat
Or maybe gray instead.
The living room of earth tones
But I don’t live outside
I want bold walls that say, “Hallelujah”
Not lackluster walls that hide
Not A kitchen that says, I’m bougie
Dare not hint a color of life
Keep it white, beige, or cream
Even a colorless knife
Bedrooms that say, “I conform!”
Just tell me what’s the trend
I WILL NOT add color
I dare not bend!
A bathroom that’s also colorless
Because sophistication says, “Be soft.”
But, my spirit says, “Celebrate Life,”
Enjoy, play, explore, Paint the loft!
I want to paint my bedroom purple
Or maybe blue like the sky
I want walls that express life
Not a flat existence that makes me cry
I want a kitchen that is pretty
Filled with color and delight
A living room that bursts with creativity
Colors that excite your sight
I want a porch that welcomes with love
And brightens up even a gloomy day
Steps that express my personality
A house that colors the way
Life is too short to be boring
Express yourself as you want
Forget the Joneses and the others
Be brave, even color the font!
I see why kids are so happy
They wear yellow, green, red
Then they color pictures
And sleep in a colorful bed
Maybe we should learn from them
Enjoy life’s simplest things
Wear a bright color today
And don’t forget the bling-bling
Do it for you
Bright bold reds, yellows, and blue
Color me silly
Color me happy
For God’s sake,
Let me have some COLOR.
Copyright © Louvenia Duncan | Year Posted 2020
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