The Desert Light November/December 2018 - Page 11

Poet’s Corner
Colors
By: Jeff Gaines
https://hellopoetry.com/poem/2435005/colors/
“The Way I See it - Fiction *Philosophy* Soul Food”
Well when you’re Green, I will be your Brown.
Like the earth that loves the flowers,
I’ll will be your solid ground.
I’ll be your Azure, when you are Verdigris.
We’ll be thee most beautiful ocean
that eyes have ever seen.
And when you’re Black, I’ll be your White.
Mixing all of the colors ... I’ll make everything alright
Now when you’re Blue, I’ll be your Red.
If something should make you wanna cry,
I will feel your pain inside.
And I’ll be your Orange, whenever you are Pink.
We’ll be thee most amazing sunset,
that the sky could ever ink.
And when you’re Black, I’ll be your White.
I’ll mix all of your colors ... and make everything alright.
Should you be Violet, I will be your Beige.
Like a sleepy moonlit desert,
pastelled in dunes and Sage.
And when you’re Gray, I will be your Rainbow.
We’ll be thee most soothing rainstorm
the world has ever known.
And when you’re Black, I’ll be your White.
I’ll mix all of your colors ... yes, I’ll make everything alright.
With love on my palette, painting a glorious sunrise ...
I’ll color all your mornings with a smile and brighten up your skies.
If you should find yourself in sorrow from someone hate or lies ...
I’ll take the stars down from the heavens ... and paint them in your eyes.
So whenever you are Black, I will always be your White.
I’ll mix all your colors with a promise ... everything will be alright.
Yes, I’ll mix all of your colors with a promise ...
Everything’s gonna be alright.
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