"I am hearing poetry when awake, dreaming poetry when asleep, breathing poetry with each breath, I am living in a poem."

Thursday, December 28, 2017

Color Choice

Crayon spill and I flow outside the box
melting flesh into a rainbow pallet.

I boil in red…run from ghosts in yellow…
tint green when envy pokes my ego.

The color book inside my head peers
through hazel eyes at a gray world,
and my muse starbursts gold outlines
to pull my dreams from the digital misery
I train wreck feed on as I crawl through
the track marks of social media.

Hope won’t get a headline unless it’s trending.
I can plant its hashtag to force weed words
of anger to a net share of zero or walk misery
to the top of the list.

I am a crayon of every color.
Beauty goes where beauty is taken.
We live in a comic book world of too many villains.
It is my choice to gloom or glow.

 ©Susie Clevenger 2017


Sherry Blue Sky said...

"Hope wont get a headline unless it's trending". Oh, wow, Susie. Those closing lines show your strength, resilience....and refusal to dim. How I love that!

Toni Spencer said...

As do I. Hope springs eternal...I didn't need a song to wish for more hope in this world. I like your clever poem and the the last line....oh my.

Toni Spencer said...

Well, that's another comment eaten by the Blogger Bugger. Your line about hope is so true and so trending and so streaming....all the hashtags and trendy words. But true, so very true. I think I'm the only person who didn't get the aspire part of the song. Oh well. I don't need the song to be inspired by hope. I liked your clever poem so very much.

Sanaa Rizvi said...

'Beauty goes where beauty is taken'.. that is so beautifully profound!

brudberg said...

Oh we did choose the same song... love all the colors, may they burst forth and color grey...

Jim said...

Both poems scream their message, "I am a crayon of every color" and it's my choice. Yes, make the choice but still the colors you can change. Not all of us are that brave, just stay where we are put.

Vivian Zems said...

"as I crawl through
the track marks of social media."
- love this line. So apt!

Kim Russell said...

I love your rainbow crayon spill, Susie!

Marian said...

Love this, Susie. You really are all the colors! I'm so glad you got turned on by DeQn Sue... she's really something. As are you!

kaykuala said...

We live in a comic book world of too many villains.
It is my choice to gloom or glow.

One is at liberty to go either way in life and not to be impinged on by the opinions of others. One aspires on one's own conscience! Right on Susie!


Trådløs said...

Often it's a choice indeed. I really like your color approach. Works very well

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