Hues of Living

by Larry Chamberlin   Oct 17, 2019

Give me the blue of speed
as I race across the fields,
the green of stillness
resting exhausted placid
upon the lush grass.

I want the red of passion
every time you undress,
the yellow of afterglow
holding you in my arms.

Crave the orange of hunger
with savory plates heaped,
the purple of slight discomfort
having eaten my fill and more.

Always there should be
the rainbow of dreams
to fill the black nights
and linger in the morning softly,
glimpses to my under-thoughts.

Save that white glowing light
for after years of painting
my life with every color
that can exist on my palate.


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  • 4 years ago

    by Matt Carroll

    Wonderfully executed. A fantastic piece, well done.

  • 4 years ago

    by Star

    I absolutely love how this poem speaks of life in its unique way. And a part of me found depth in it in ways I can't really explain. Life seems to have so many simple aspects that means more than we realize it does. :)
    Congratulation !!!

  • 4 years ago

    by Poet on the Piano

    Living life to the fullest, using and experiencing every shade and tasting the fruits of each one. Love this! Such a great reflection on the palate of life, embracing different emotions and stepping out of what we may be comfortable with. I always like to read what certain colors represent or mean to others, and this poem touched on the brilliance of life!

  • 4 years ago

    by Brenda

    Beautifully written Larry...I love your colors.

  • 4 years ago

    by Larry Chamberlin

    Thank you both.

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