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The Colors of Buddha

Oh Lord Buddha relic of art Wise man of clairvoyant awareness Your charge is to discover your rareness Give yourself to it with all of your heart You have images and colors for each day of the week And the day you were born is a color unique This Sunday is the Day of the St. Valentine Will you wear red or that of Capitoline Sunday’s red tone could suggest suffering And Monday’s cream dispelling our fear Tuesday’s pink means Nirvana is near Wednesday’s green respects each living thing Thursday’s orange indicates meditation Friday’s blue - thoughtful contemplation Saturday’s black or purple is for protection For all Buddha’s people colors impel transmigration When were you born? - a Buddhist will ask Meaning the day of the week is your task You will be colored by the day you were conceived Have we ever asked what Buddha believed?

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Date: 6/10/2010 8:15:00 PM
Have never heard of this before. Thanks for poem and learning. Suspect no one asked answer always seems to be wake up. Enjoy writing here and if new check in on members contests. Sometimes serve as a muse.
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Date: 6/8/2010 6:13:00 AM
This is excellent. I like the flow of the colors and how they brighten the poem. Welcome to Poetry Soup and keep writing. Great job, Joseph
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