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Color of Love (a challenge)

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Tara Simms
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Honea Path, SC USA


0 posted 09-01-99 10:11 PM       View Profile for Tara Simms   Email Tara Simms   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit Tara Simms's Home Page   View IP for Tara Simms

Color of Love

Your hand glows, held in mine
Black upon white.
Opposites to an untrained eye,
My day to your night.

I can lose myself forever
In your chocolate eyes
Pools of liquid velvet
So knowing and so wise.

A heart so kind and caring
Has been placed into my hands
I hold onto it fiercely
As your soul demands.

Youíve filled the void and longing
In my empty soul.
Youíve brought joy into my life,
Love has made me whole.

My heart wants to sing your praises,
My voice wants to yell.
Youíve taken me to heaven
And saved me from my hell.

Thereís a bounce in my step
As we walk down the street
I smile and nod my head
To the friends we meet.

I see judgement in their faces
Disdain in their glance
Our friends and family shun us
They wonít give us a chance.

They canít see past the surface
Only the color of skin, thatís not right.
Why canít they look and just see love?
Letís drain the color from black and white.
© Copyright 1999 Tara Simms - All Rights Reserved
hoot_owl_rn
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since 07-05-99
Posts 11105
Glen Hope, PA USA


1 posted 09-01-99 10:18 PM       View Profile for hoot_owl_rn   Email hoot_owl_rn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit hoot_owl_rn's Home Page   View IP for hoot_owl_rn

Beautifully done...love knows no such bounds as color and race. Love sees all in only shades of grey.

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"Nobody has measured, not even poets, how much the heart can hold" ~Zelda Fitzgerald
WhtDove
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since 07-22-99
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Illinois


2 posted 09-01-99 10:31 PM       View Profile for WhtDove   Email WhtDove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhtDove's Home Page   View IP for WhtDove

I thought this was quite touching! Well done! Wish everyone could look past the outside and take a moment to see the inside!
PhaerieChild
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since 08-30-99
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Aloha, Oregon


3 posted 09-02-99 01:54 AM       View Profile for PhaerieChild   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for PhaerieChild

Tara
All I can say is IT'S BEAUTIFUL!!

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Words lay dormant in the recesses of the mind til called forth to a labor of love. By WildChild

Lucie
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4 posted 09-02-99 12:28 PM       View Profile for Lucie   Email Lucie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lucie

Tara, it seems that to us, our challenge is life and making a difference.

After I wrote my challenge, I read yours, they are sort of entertwined I think.

Beautifully done.
Poet deVine
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5 posted 09-02-99 12:46 PM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

This is a wonderful poem about love that truly is blind! If everyone would just teach their children not to look at the 'outside' of a person, the world would be a better place!
Tara Simms
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6 posted 09-02-99 03:52 PM       View Profile for Tara Simms   Email Tara Simms   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Tara Simms's Home Page   View IP for Tara Simms

Thank you everyone! It's sad that we are approaching the millenium, and yet there is still so much discrimination in the world around us. I wish everyone would stop LOOKING at the color of our skin and just SEE us for who we are.
Balladeer
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7 posted 09-02-99 05:13 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

I'm afraid we won't see it in our lifetime but the day WILL come.....thank you, Tara.
DreamEvil
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8 posted 09-02-99 07:18 PM       View Profile for DreamEvil   Email DreamEvil   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit DreamEvil's Home Page   View IP for DreamEvil

Very beautiful verse you have created for us to enjoy, thank you dear Lady.

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passing shadows
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9 posted 04-16-2004 11:36 PM       View Profile for passing shadows   Email passing shadows   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for passing shadows

very good piece....great message
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