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True Colors

by Joe David

Red, blue
Black, white
Brown, green, yellow
Politics steals from the rainbow
Colors splattered across a map
Eyes strain to find meaning
Gain an edge
Drive a wedge
We are better than that

Seen truly, no boundaries exist
No countries, no nationalism
No us and them

From space we are all One


Posted on 09/21/2009
Copyright © 2022 Joe David

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Clara Mae Gregory on 09/21/09 at 08:39 PM

So very true! I enjoyed reading this.And we are all people, some with blond hair or green or pink, many colors-and containers too-we are all people-some good, some bad.....a utopian thought if only we could all get along in love and brotherhood. OH, IF only everyone could see from THAT perspective. Good stuff here. Thanks for sharing it,Joe David. :)

Posted by Glenn Currier on 09/22/09 at 12:40 AM

This reminds me of a song I heard a while back. It is a lovely ballad, "From a Distance." I like the words edge and wedge - they evoke cutting and dividing, pigeon-holing, waxy earing little hearing... or... listening. Sometimes it IS as if we are deaf to each other's humanity. I get that from your poem. Thanks Joe.

Posted by Charlie Morgan on 09/22/09 at 02:23 PM

...i vote for red; an 'action' color; now, the aussies would prolly add a u in color, they like to do things like that, so they'd say it was misspelled, but, me...harrumph, i like it just the way it is...you a writin' fool. i love it.

Posted by Tony Whitaker on 09/23/09 at 03:17 PM

I like these obvious "zoom-in" observation of a serious situation.

Posted by Quentin S Clingerman on 09/24/09 at 03:30 PM

Interesting point of view expressed colorfully. From God's view, He sees the heart, but He recognizes that sin has created boundaries. Reality: Differences exist among peoples and nations. Accepting those differences is the great key!

Posted by Quentin S Clingerman on 03/15/10 at 12:18 AM

Congratulations on POTD

Posted by Julie Adams on 03/15/10 at 01:18 AM

what a stellar piece to crown the POTD seat today...kudos poet, ur colors are shining bright today! ~jewels

Posted by Chris Sorrenti on 10/03/10 at 04:45 PM

Quite profound and aptly put...absolute truth. I wrote a poem once also called True Colors, but a completely different theme; on being teenagers, growing up to 20 somethings, but a very spiritual poem at the same time. I will have to post it sometime.

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