Just like life!

What are the other colors without me

along side to give them definition.

Red flows like blood

Green like a blanket

Yellow has no end without black

I am what brings life into focus;

Just as Covid-19 rearranged your minds

I create a paradigm shift

For better or for worse…

Only time will tell what I will define!

Painting of Old Ship’s Bones at Nags Head, NC – Dwight L. Roth

As I was reading through the poems from color perspective for our d’Verse prompt, I came to Paul V. Cannon’s post on Black. It occurred to me that without black all the other colors run together. So this poem developed out of that idea.

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I Wanted To Shout – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon | parallax (pvcann.com)

51 thoughts on “Just like life!

  1. Literally, black is the mother of all colors yet racially, it is the most racially discredited in many places. But it’s position and visibility can never be displaced. Your poem brings calls to mind the universal truth of interconnectivity of humans and things in the world. Roth, your mastery use of colors to paint realistic images in the readers’ mind is quite engaging.

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