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Life In Color

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He was talking of colors that fell from the sky

the kind that paint the streets with the blues

that’s all he ever wanted to sing

and play with the way the colors fade away

into the crooked concepts of yesterday

into those same watered down streets of color

unsure folks glare into the undying beat

if there’s nothing eternal to meet

the sacred path so familiar in decoding the gospels

fade and age the colors that trick a common man

cut off his hands and call him a fool,

you can't get them wrong

so walk in the morning

to the streets

squint through their creaks

time does not exist to think twice to look back

but with blind wishing those colors never came

hooked to a life in color

where old men leave behind their canes

all he wanted was to live in color

speeding fast down avenues flying streams of color

waving bye to the ones we love in handshakes of color

finally calling those on the streets our brothers

the boy who sings the blues kissed my magic in color

I saw the colors then and they'll be around for you again

That colorful train will come around the corner to mend

And our healed hearts will sing

the ritualed dance of black and white to it’s end

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I liked this very much! The only critique I have is at the end reading color over and over again got kinda repetitive. Maybe you could mix it up with hues or neons, shades or spectrums? Your colors feel like emotions to me, but the only one I see...

I liked this very much! The only critique I have is at the end reading color over and over again got kinda repetitive. Maybe you could mix it up with hues or neons, shades or spectrums? Your colors feel like emotions to me, but the only one I see is blue was that intentional? Thanks P.S. I'm in Denver too!

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Thank you. You know, I have a love/hate relationship with revision. I wrote this because someone who gave me a lift home yelled out the window as they were driving off "All I want is to live a life in color!" and I was inspired by it. I...

Thank you. You know, I have a love/hate relationship with revision. I wrote this because someone who gave me a lift home yelled out the window as they were driving off "All I want is to live a life in color!" and I was inspired by it. I incorporated blue because it is the color that seems to explain that indifferently pissed off mood many people get stuck in- especially me. It's hard to get out of that but I was wondering what wold happened if I incorporated different colors (emotions) into everyday life.
P.S. Denver is great

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