The Threat Of A Colorful Day

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The Threat of a Colorful Day 

Better a good night of sleep
Than a mood that turns to blue
Courage that goes yellow or
Contentment that spirals into a
Hideous shade of green

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by Lori Lipsky
photo credit: istockphoto/ Paulo Ferrão

31 thoughts on “The Threat Of A Colorful Day

  1. Here’s my histerical (oops! I meant histORical), erudite moment for today: “I’m just a little black rain cloud, hovering over the honey tree…” –and so you don’t have to look it up, I’m quoting pooh bear.
    I think your poem is an absolute hoot, to boot!

    • You thought you were being helpful by revealing it was Pooh you quoted, but you forgot to define ‘erudite’ so I had to go (all the way) over to the dictionary ( I recall talking about that word once before with you, but couldn’t remember the definition).

      My favorite commenters are getting too smart for me.

      Thank you for your kind (but a bit too smart) comment, Robin.

      • “even though you left me hanging.”
        I couldn’t be ‘absolutely boring’… haha… :)
        Lori, to produce a ‘wink’ ;)
        press (after leaving two spaces from last word) semi-colon (no space) then end parentheses/bracket.
        To produce a smilie :)
        press (after leaving two spaces from last word) colon (no space) then end parentheses/bracket.
        If you don’t leave 2 spaces from your last word all you will see are the semi-colon or colon and the bracket. :)
        Have fun…! :)

  2. You know what great poetry does for me, Lori? It takes me into myself. The words bang around in my head and resonate and leave me with a feeling… Loved this – and appreciate how difficult it is to write with such few words. Wonderful!

    • I can’t help but feel a bond with someone who admits they’ve got words banging around in their head. Thanks for heading over here to the patio for a poem. Your kind remarks mean a lot to me, Susan.

      • isn’t that the beauty and wonder of blogging? Meeting like minded people who share a love of words? Your writing is a delight and I’m happy I stopped by!

  3. Your poems come to my email, so I can read them without seeing the comments… but why do that when I can read the whole ensuing story? fabulous write, Lori, you stirred some folks. In my opinion, that is poetry at its best. “Courage that goes yellow” really struck me and of course the green lingered a little too long. : )

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