Sentimental Shades

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“Beautiful.” I thought as I gazed towards the painting.
Its colors reached out and spoke in tones quite tender.
I taste storm upon indigo with hint of harmony green.
I, realized life’s journey, is a bicycle ride down the hill.

Asudden, I heard laughter, pouring out in form of red.
Then, closed my eyes and extended out a willing hand
while flashes of memory surround like a veil of clouds,
met love as fragile flower opening to warmth of spring.

I, open my eyes, and felt blues tugging upon my sleeve
I shuddered as they hovered above with shades of grey
I realize once heart’s been broken it grows back bigger,
and continued to stare in astonishment at the painting.

I hop and dance alongside, magenta, orange and green
embrace sunshine, health, encouragement and success.
I stepped outside cradling the painting with both arms,
pleased with purchase that lend me wisdom and grace.

“Your friendship is the picture to my frame.”

Photo credits: Mi Young Lee

Posted for Poems in April @ Real ToadsΒ 

Comments

  1. That’s wonderful, Sanaa. I particularly like the image of life as a bicycle ride down the hill.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Rosemary πŸ˜€ so glad you liked it ❀️

  2. gillena says:

    Oh how gorgeous Sanaa. All those feelings drawn out

    Thanks for dropping by my blog today

    Much love…

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Gillena πŸ˜€ so glad you liked it ❀️

  3. Vijita says:

    A beautiful write, Sanaa. I especially liked the closing line of “Your friendship is the picture to my frame.” That’s superb!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Vijita πŸ™‚ so good to see you ❀️

  4. Marian says:

    Gosh, I got stuck on the idea of life as a downhill bike ride. Fun to think about!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Marian πŸ˜€ so glad you liked it ❀️

  5. Oh Sanaa, this is beautiful. I too like life describe as a bicycle ride down hill. You write life as it happens, the beauty, the tragedy, the fear. Thank you so much for writing!!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Susie πŸ˜€ so glad you liked it ❀️

      (and thank you for the lovely prompt :))

  6. Kerry says:

    I like the way the colours take on a life of their own in your eyes.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Kerry πŸ˜€ so glad you liked it ❀️

  7. De Jackson says:

    This is a wonderful take on the prompt, Sanaa.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, De πŸ™‚ so good to see you ❀️

  8. paul scribbles says:

    Colourful and he(art) felt response to the prompt. Bravo.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Paul πŸ˜€ so glad you liked it ❀️

  9. Candy says:

    Love how you made us ‘feel’ all those colors!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Candy πŸ™‚ so good to see you ❀️

  10. Manicddaily says:

    A very creative and interesting response to the prompt. Thanks, Sanaa. k.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Karin πŸ™‚ so glad you liked it ❀️

  11. kaykuala h says:

    Colors can really speak to us if we care enough to talk to them. One can end up hopping! Very true Sanaa!

    Hank

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely ❀️ thanks for stopping by, Hank πŸ™‚

  12. Jim says:

    Sanaa, I like the way you cover every shape in the picture. And they all (??) seem to be representing a sensation and it’s variations. Nice, nice, nice.
    ..

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Jim πŸ˜€ so glad you liked it ❀️

  13. annell4 says:

    A lovely write!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Annell πŸ™‚ so glad you liked it ❀️

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