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Daddy's Colors

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HersheyKiss
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0 posted 06-11-2008 08:13 PM       View Profile for HersheyKiss   Email HersheyKiss   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for HersheyKiss


Daddy's Colors

Daddy, want to play a game?
Letís talk about the colors Iíve learned
Iíll paint you a picture of what youíve taught me
All of the things you say that Iíve earned

Clear is the color of softly falling rain
Kissing our skin as we danced beneath the sky
Clear is the color of shattered beer bottles
Clear is the color that stained my face when Iíd cry

Blue is the color of the lake we loved
Fishing late into summer nights
Blue is the color of the bruises you gave me
When I made you angry in those fights

Black is the color of a midnight sky
Youíd point out stars and planets
Black is the color of the ring around Jake's neck
When you wrapped skin in your hands to choke him

Silver is the color of the ring you gave me
Said it was your dadís and handed it over with pride
Silver is the color of the knife you lunged at me with
And the color of the blade I now hide

Red is the color of the roses you gave Mom
Each year for Motherís Day
Red is the color of drops of blood
That I force to make the pain go away

White is the color of a wintry snow
Of the snow forts we slaved over to make
White is the color of cold court house walls
Restraining orders for protectionís sake

Pink is the color of New Jersey sunsets
We gazed at the painted sky, a family of four
Pink is the color of certain pills
Counted out because I couldnít take it anymore

Look at all of these colors Daddy
These lessons youíve shown me over time
Sometimes I really hate you
But donít worry, Iíll be just fine
© Copyright 2008 Danielle - All Rights Reserved
Earl Robertson
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Posts 753
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1 posted 06-11-2008 08:28 PM       View Profile for Earl Robertson   Email Earl Robertson   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Earl Robertson

I have nothing to say. Hang in there.
(library)

Only the insane are strong enough to prosper...
Only those who prosper can truly judge what is sane.

XxForever.BrokenxX
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2 posted 06-11-2008 08:29 PM       View Profile for XxForever.BrokenxX   Email XxForever.BrokenxX   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for XxForever.BrokenxX

Crying over here. I can't imagine what you and your little brother have all been through, but I know it's been torture to you. This is such an amazing poem, keep writing and stay strong. I'll always be here for the both of you and don't ever forget that you are loved.

            -Emily
           {~~*~~}

"You are not loyal enough to eat my orange jelly beans!...'cuase dat's just how I roll.."
{~Emily~}

Earl Robertson
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3 posted 06-11-2008 08:29 PM       View Profile for Earl Robertson   Email Earl Robertson   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Earl Robertson

And for some stange reason...I didn't add this to my library.

Only the insane are strong enough to prosper...
Only those who prosper can truly judge what is sane.

eternally_singing
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4 posted 06-11-2008 08:36 PM       View Profile for eternally_singing   Email eternally_singing   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for eternally_singing

This is such a spectacular poem yet horribly sad. Keep hanging in there and always remember that people car e for you.

Very well done
precious pearls
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5 posted 08-19-2009 06:01 PM       View Profile for precious pearls   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for precious pearls

I loved how you used each of the colors for both good and bad... absolutley phenomenal!!
 
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