The Colours of the Day

Dr. Seuss wrote a fabulous book called My Many Colored Days.  This book is rather atypical when compared to Dr. Seuss’s regular style, but I think it’s one of my favourite of his books.  It compares different emotions to different colours and is, I think, a wonderful way of helping children to express how they are feeling.

Abhra’s prompt at dVerse reminded me of this book, and so I wanted to give it a bit of a “shout-out”

I am not Dr.Seuss, so I doubt my poem today will measure up to that master’s works, but, well…you’re stuck with me anyways!  🙂

sometimes my day seems bleak. BLACK!
starting with fixing
the mistakes of others
while more and more items
pile up on me,
clamoring for my attention
forcing me to
silently scream in purple
while a wave of dark-blue emotion
stifles my urge
to be productive.
I long for the light-blue
of open sky
as I flee from
the bruise-shaded hues
of a miserable day
and embrace
the vivid orange
that is the colour
of LIFE!

(If you know me well enough, you’ll know that for the last couple of decades, I’ve been fond of saying that “Life is Orange!” I’m not sure why life is orange…it just is!)  🙂

8 thoughts on “The Colours of the Day

  1. ha. i like the mix of senses in this…the scream in purple…embracing the vibrant orange of the day….very nice bryan…i have not heard of that seuss book…i need to look that one up

  2. orange sounds like a good color for life… so much joy and warmth in it.. and the ligh-blue of open sky… they go so well together in the most beautiful way…

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