Rainbow

I took her hand
Smiling
I wanted to have a friend
I wanted to be her friend
 .
I skipped
All
The stages
Jumping to the
Sunlit pink
Friendship honeymoon
 .
It was all
Rainbows
Seen past glass
Rainbows of love
.
But that
Happy time
Passed
Into regular life
And the parts of the rainbow
Were yanked apart
 .
I saw the yellow
Little things that annoyed me
Pulsing at my head
In that big vein
 .
I also saw the orange
Those things
That angered me
I saw them
Flit past my eyes
 .
Combined
They led up
To an angry red
A screaming red
That blotted out
The rest of the rainbow
 .
I wanted the color
I wanted her to be
The shades of rose
She could never be
 .
All I saw pass
I kept silent
Careful
To not shatter
The rainbow of glass
That had angered me
 .
But
Those colors
Mixed into
A soup
Pouring on me
In a shattering stab
And I spoke up
To the colored rainbow

6 thoughts on “Rainbow

  1. Ah, sometimes we have expectations that can never be fulfilled. Quite a sad poem, the way I read it anyway. Life, I think….sometimes happen that way. But again maybe I read it wrong.

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  2. It is a great task to learn to live with what simply is…and frustration, disappointment, anger will arise…even though mostly we learn to be with what simply is.

    I hope you will join me and others around the world in creating a gratitude quilt of words. To learn more about this project and how you can participate read the white box at the top of my blog. It would be wonderful to have you be a part of this.

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