October 6, 2007 at 2:54 am (Poetry)
Life in Colour
The colours are alive: vivid, bright, bold
My eyes look toward them and try to behold
Stretching my hand out to touch them, to feel them
I reach out with fingers, cooing and giggling.
Each has its own name: red, yellow, blue
I learn to mix them and draw pictures of you
With shapes and dots and lines and colour
I blend them together to see what I discover.
Beyond the canvas, the colours mature
The lines come alive until I am not sure
If it’s my imagination, if it’s all in my head
Or can I read a message the artist has said?
Now my eyes struggle; they squint and they strain
I try even harder, but the clouds just remain
The lines are all blurred, and the lights have been dimmed
The colours have faded………………