Poem – What Color Suffering
The link is for a Snoopy drawing I drew from an illustration with the caption, “you are always on my mind”
Once I had an idea, and thought
what color is pain
what color suffering,
a common affliction of each human soul?
is it blue for sad
is it red for mad or bleeding really bad
is it black when no light can find, can find its way through
or is it green when you think others don’t feel what you do?
perhaps it is white (for hope, or yellow or pink or purple or what makes you feel joy) if from experience
you have come to know
that this too will pass and after you allow yourself to feel it,
as it came so shall it go
of course I know, I simplify, and speak of pieces of the whole (or is it hole)
but perhaps each time you repeat this process (if able to allow)
it adds a touch of wisdom to your soul? (and another wrinkle, to your brow)
or just maybe the whole purpose is not about you NOR on your parade to bring you anguish or to
shower a deluge of rain
but to make you more human and more sensitive
to add room in your heart to feel another person’s pain?
Life After Emilee, on the loss of my wife to pancreatic cancer. I’m not accepting comments right now but please feel free to get in touch via my Contact page (email@example.com)