Oh the colors

By veingo

Every so often, I stare past the whole.

I single out the particles.

And the colors.

I see pieces of my mother, and Bits of my father.

Some fit perfectly.

Others seem forced.

And the colors.

Patches of new, and smooth. Swatches of tattered, and worn.

I'm to young to be old.

To old to be young.

Those vibrant colors.

Scratches and scrapes, bruises and scars.

Left there by myself, by ex-loves.

By life.

So many colors.

Stiches, and staples, patches and repairs.

Made by my family, my friends, myself,

and my children.

My god the colors!

It's hard to describe all the colors I see,

when I look at myself,

In this stained glass mirror.

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© 2005 veingo
Published on Monday, December 12, 2005.     Filed under: "Poetry"
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  • NikesRain On Saturday, January 14, 2006, NikesRain (1339)By person wrote:

    ...we are but the cumulation of our experiences... this is such a vibrant and bold example of that expression... the metaphors are wonderful...

  • Army Barbie On Saturday, January 14, 2006, Army Barbie (324)By person wrote:

    I missed reading you. Always taking my breath away in the most simplistic manners. Beautiful as always

  • Shewolf On Tuesday, January 3, 2006, Shewolf (27)By person wrote:

    Brilliant write, I really like it! Shewolf

  • CrestfallenTears On Tuesday, December 27, 2005, CrestfallenTears (17)By person wrote:

    that is a beautiful poem. I love you wording in this work! It is awesome.

  • Err0r On Thursday, December 15, 2005, Err0r (367)By person wrote:

    Awe. That was pretty. And very clever my friend. Lovely write. :)

  • mysticventures On Wednesday, December 14, 2005, mysticventures (498)By person wrote:

    incredible format and thought - excellent work :)

  • A former member wrote: A beautiful piece of self scrutiny, and understanding, the colour explosion in your mind is overwhelming.

  • MESUN On Tuesday, December 13, 2005, MESUN (232)By person wrote:

    wow. excellent wording. "stained glass mirror." i never would have thought of that. excellent.

  • A former member wrote: Wonderful write all the way through and the impact at the ending... I never saw it coming. Well done. ~Lost~

  • A former member wrote: i believe that this is my favorite of yours, it's such a timeless portrait of life and what goes along with it, described perfectly through the usage of colors. "Stiches, and staples, patches and repairs./Made by my family, my friends, myself"- perfect.

  • down-sx-ft On Monday, December 12, 2005, down-sx-ft (46)By person wrote:

    This is gonna have to go in my bookmarks!!! ~down

  • blue On Monday, December 12, 2005, blue (1467)By person wrote:

    God damn man!! That was fucking brilliant!!! Not a word in vain.. complete to be exact. Absolutely wonderful!! take a bow man, take a bow. ~b

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