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The Color of My Feelings

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Madame Chipmunk
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The Color of My Feelings


         

I spill all of my emotions out
onto this blank piece of paper
one on top of another
they make quite a hefty pile

the hot pink ones, for my temper and my passion
the cool, restful, self possessed blues
the valentine reds of sweet misty-eyed love
those bright green ones...monsters of jealousy, breathing fire
seething with envy and paranoia
I add some crisp, cheery yellow and turn it inside out for fright
warnings of terror
and finally...the dreaded black of grief and mourning
striping itself into the yellow, it becomes a ribbon of disaster
cordoning off the scene of the crime

All of these emotions, I pour out
onto that paper of innocent white
burdening it's pure newborn virtue

I try to sort through this heterogeneous heap of perceptions
and find that
I cannot separate one from the other

wherever passion leads, jealousy seems to follow
the cool blues run into the cheery, frightening yellows
turning green and creating even more envy

soon the pure white paper is no longer visible
colored with all of these emotions running together...
it becomes it's own color...

It becomes the color of my feelings





Lyra

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"poetry is life distilled"  Gwendolyn Brooks


[This message has been edited by Madame Chipmunk (06-09-2002 09:49 PM).]

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Marsha
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1 posted 06-09-2002 08:18 PM       View Profile for Marsha   Email Marsha   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marsha's Home Page   View IP for Marsha

Lyra my darling friend this is simply exquisite, I truly love this diamond of light and emotion from you. You have an amazing ability to write with such clarity. And this had me utterly entranced by your writing

As always darling heart you excel and I love it I love it utterly utterly. This is superb writing darling girl, you’ve managed to show with these colours the uniqueness of you and YOU are indeed wonderful

I love this utterly utterly


Love and warm stuff
As always
Mushy

Breathe through the heat of our desire
Thy coolness and they balm
Let sense be dumb let flesh retire
Speak through the eathquake wind and fire
Oh

Sunshine
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You are quite the artist, both with word, and palette...

reminds me of one I did, I think I'll find it, dedicate it to you...
ecrivan
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strange I just had a vision of doing something from Lucsher's color test a book which exposed certain personality traits based on one's favorite color's...what a fine palette you paint

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Lady Lyra,  

Must I say that this is so very real...

You have picked your colors well...and
like most of us...they are somewhat
blended together at most all times...
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5 posted 06-09-2002 10:27 PM       View Profile for Enchantress   Email Enchantress   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Enchantress

Very very well done Lyra.
Your palette holds many colours.
~Hugs~
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This is unreal! Awesome to the eyes and heart here! I don't know what else to say! Just awesome!

Sauni:)The Only Time I See The Sun Is When I'm Within That Vanilla Breeze.The Only Time I'm One With The Sun Is When He Shelters Me From The Rain. L.S

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Wow! This is fantastic! You are just as artistic with colors, as you are with your poetry.
Madame Chipmunk
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Marsha...thanks so much for your utterly flattering reply...
You are also an excellent poet.  I love to read your work.

~ poetic hugs

Lyra

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Thanks so much, Karilea...for the reply and also for the beautiful dedication....
I read it and it is an absolutely awesome poem.

~ artistic hugs

Lyra

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Madame Chipmunk
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Thanks for your reply, Martin...
What is Luscher's color test?  and what colors are associated with each personality type?

~ multi-colored hugs

Lyra

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Madame Chipmunk
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Thanks so much, Barry...I think you are right.
None of our emotions is pure. None of them exist apart from the others.

~ hugs of colorful emotion

Lyra

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Thanks so much, Nancy...this was an interesting and fun poem to write.

~ a palette of colorful hugs

Lyra

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Thanks so much for your reply, Saunni...
and for that awesome compliment.

~ hugs of colorful emotion

Lyra

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"poetry is life distilled"  Gwendolyn Brooks

Madame Chipmunk
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Thanks so much for your reply, Sue...
Its so nice of you to read all of my poems.

~ colorful hugs

Lyra

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"poetry is life distilled"  Gwendolyn Brooks

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Wow you have "colorifically" bright feelings, you are going to love trying "Colorgenics" Lyra, and let me know if it comes close, mine was right on...enjoyed the poem and of course I loved that art!
http://www.colorgenics.com/

There is nothing means more to me than
my faith, my family and my friends.

Madame Chipmunk
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Thanks so much, Sharon...I tried the link and did the little test...and you are right.
It is remarkably on target.

~ colorific hugs

Lyra

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"poetry is life distilled"  Gwendolyn Brooks

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17 posted 06-10-2002 05:05 PM       View Profile for Pilgrimage   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Pilgrimage

I like this poem, it colored my day.

Nan

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a rainbow in the sky
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