Monochrome

Some people live in kaleidoscope colors
She envies them from behind dark shades
Crimson stains are like devils that holler
And mark every mistake she’s made
There’s the girl in a cherry dress
Kissing the boy in green
It looks so easy to express
What she can barely dream


Pain is always red she says
Sorrow is midnight blue
Orange is the color of dread
I bathe in shades that have no hue

She tries to wander among the flowers
But petals prick her just like thorns
Instead of sweet, roses smell sour
She walks away ragged and worn
There’s a child with a pink balloon
Tugging her father’s sleeve
Feelings that are in full bloom

She cannot believe


Pain is always red she says
Sorrow is midnight blue
Orange is the color of dread

I bathe in shades that have no hue


She once gave her heart to a lover
When she was young an so naïve
The sky sketched rainbows above her
Til the day he said he’d leave
Clouds came rolling into view
Muting all she sees
The only hues she thinks are true

Are ones her heart believe


Pain is always red she says
Sorrow is midnight blue
Orange is the color of dread
I bathe in shades that have no hue

She lives her life in grey
Monochrome every day


Some people live in kaleidoscope colors
She envies them from behind dark shades
Crimson stains are like devils that holler
And mark every mistake she’s made
Clouds come rolling into view
Muting all she sees
The only hues she thinks are true

Are ones her heart believe


Pain is always red she says
Sorrow is midnight blue
Orange is the color of dread
I bathe in shades that have no hue
I bathe in shades that have no hue