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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 © | Year Posted 2020




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Date: 4/13/2021 9:24:00 PM
great way with colours! Lovely poem..Thank you for visiting my poem. Blessings.
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Date: 3/14/2021 9:54:00 AM
I have to know, did you paint you're bedroom purple?
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Louvenia Duncan
Date: 3/14/2021 12:28:00 PM
Not yet. Just starting on the kitchen. But I will. Lol!
Date: 3/9/2021 8:21:00 PM
It is a shame there are the so call proper dress or you’re much too dark for yellow. Kind of how I grew up. Love your poem, Louvenia. Welcome to soup.
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Louvenia Duncan
Date: 3/14/2021 12:29:00 PM
Thank you!
Date: 12/27/2020 1:04:00 AM
You certainly have a colourful way of writing your poem..love it, it's cheerful..All the best for the new year..
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Louvenia Duncan
Date: 12/27/2020 6:11:00 AM
Thank you!
Date: 11/26/2020 4:00:00 AM
I hope you get your way, no one wants to live in a black and white world..
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Louvenia Duncan
Date: 5/2/2021 7:33:00 PM
Thank you. I have added a lot more color to my world.