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White Knuckles

Blue sighs, purple heart beating pain Scarlet letters written on rice paper grain Black clouds portend colonial violent reign Silver pocket lining — Ivory Coast watch has a gold chain Indigo weep journey, stern waves of Coral Reef grief from green gain Obsidian gale passage, white knuckle fear mete with alabaster disdain Steel blue sky, pale joy in the skin cargo lane Bronze native hope shipped to brass harbor strange Black enfolding clouds, infrared serene thoughts ponder forgiveness arcane Sunshine free promises darkly veil a fetter capital idea, so auctioneer insane Eclipse horizon, opaque firmament change Pink eyes can’t see the snowstorm coming, leaving frozen asset remains Blue wail sky dew drop more violet moan rain Crimson siren tide left a white knuckle asphalt stain Black brow clouds are thunderbolt cry parting: “Die latter-day Cain!” Ruddy cloven tongues are white lightning uttering: “Abel shall live again!” Rainbow balm sky after the purple bruise reign Grey matter turbulent tide is now a peaceful cerulean haven

Copyright © | Year Posted 2020

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Date: 7/19/2020 3:41:00 PM
You are a very clever port and a master word weaver .
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Date: 7/19/2020 5:32:00 AM
This is cleverly done, Freddie. Your topic is projected through an array of colours which culminate in White! Hope you are keeping well, my friend. Regards // paul
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Date: 7/17/2020 8:56:00 PM
this is written deep from your soul. It's quite beautiful how you used colors to give your emotions! Very creative.
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Date: 7/17/2020 10:22:00 AM
The title drew me in, very clever, I suspect this is much more than meets the eye, a powerful denunciation of slavery, that seems to never end, very apropos this write considering...
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Date: 7/17/2020 9:01:00 AM
Your words remain significant. Potent ink! Thanks for your visit
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Date: 7/17/2020 6:54:00 AM
Dear Freddie, I am glad to feed my eyes with this beautiful piece once again after a long holiday from Soup. I love your rhymes and the way you seem to invite mother nature in your choice of words. Much love, Adeniji.
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