One Single Impression: Colors

Showing your true colors
You drop every shade of green,
Which is of course not easy--
Requiring, as it does,
That you shed your skin
That you be soft and vulnerable
Until you hardened again--

Unless, of course, you are lost
Exposing the flaming reds
The blazing oranges
The merry yellows
That say here I am
Good-bye
I have no regrets
And when I fall
I will not think of you.

Beneath your cool
Is passion that

For what it's worth
For however long it lasts

Will burn bright and strong

And then stop.

It is a dangerous fire.

Comments

  1. Beautiful... and colourful ;o)

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  2. Reptiles, Fall foliage, dancing flames...a passionate affair.

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  3. I love the way the trees change so colorfully!

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  4. Sandy: Very neat look at the colrs of our world. Is your writing a specific style or is it something you have developed? I really enjoy it.

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  5. This is a beautiful word picture.

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  6. Inspiring thought and images in this fine poem, Sandy.

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  7. I see NO photo so don't know what others are commenting about. As I read poem, I imagined you were writing about FALL until you spoke of fires. Now I am lost. Sure wish I could see that photo others say is there. . .

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  8. words like images! beautiful!

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  9. Such colorful passionate thoughts.

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  10. Indeed. Showing our true colors by shedding our skin. How hard this is sometimes, especially in the hustle and bustle of a work day. I guess we all do show a lot of our colors. Nicely done.

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  11. Is it only the autumn colors and crisper temperatures that rouse the muse? Pappy

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  12. It's a beautiful tribute to autumn, Sandy! Thanks for sharing!

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  13. superb superb superb

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  14. Your words paint a lovely picture .. I can 'see' it clearly

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  15. Truly superb poem Sandy!
    That can be read in so many ways.

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  16. Those colours are marvellous.

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  17. your words are so subtle....!

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  18. What color picture you have created for me in this. Lovely.

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  19. Anonymous6:49 PM

    great one..

    i love the colors you have painted..

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  20. wow what a vivid picture you paint my dear friend!

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  21. Seasonal and color are human as well, I think. Nicely worked colors.

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  22. Hi Sandy, you aren't a firebug are you? This is so wonderfully written.
    I suppose like many I didn't now what you were until the end. And that was a long, but nice, way down.
    :-)
    ..

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  23. Sandy!

    I love, love, love this.

    Beautiful work my friend. For what it's worth, for however long it lasts ...you have created a dangerously, beautiful poem.

    Brava.

    xx,
    JP/deb

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  24. Sandi--
    It is a dangerous fire that transforms from one state of being to another.

    Thanks for this loveliness!

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  25. colors of love not all the time, red

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  26. In my head I'm hearing Carly Simon singing "You're so vain, you probably think this song is about you."

    Anna's right. This can be read in a lot of different ways. From the literal to the very metaphorical.

    So what're ya tryin' to say here Sandy? ;)

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  27. Anonymous9:35 AM

    I would be glad to do away with green because the flaming reds, blazing oranges and merry yellow sounds too good! No regrets. Liked this one a lot, Sandy.

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  28. Very interesting, invites thought, I enjoyed this writing, thank-you.

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  29. After my weekend-this is perfect : )

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  30. I have said it before, and I will say it again ... wonderful are the colors of life!

    Sandy, I especially love the first stanza -- as it remind me of someone putting aside the color of jealousy.

    Of course it could be this place I am in these days ---

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  31. Anonymous6:21 AM

    yes.. indeed.. wonderful are the colors of life! :)

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  32. Very colorful Sandy...I interpreted this lots of different ways, but my favorite is to think of fall! Hope all is well in your world!

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  33. I agree that life can be a very color full experience.

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  34. you paint the leaves with words!

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  35. lovely and so wonderfully written!

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  36. Yes, I'm late! At first I thought this was an insect or reptile but I read it again and again and I get it! A tree! This is such a wonderful poem, and I can understand it.

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