A Childhood Cancer Survivor Poem
© 2016 Christine Mulvihill
Red is the color of passion and rage
Red is the color that keeps me turning every page.
Orange, though it seems calm, is the color of fire
It’s the color that holds all my desires
Yellow makes me crazy and wild.
But is also the color that makes me soft and mild.
Green is the color as strange as it may seem,
holds the key to my fantasies and wildest dreams.
Blue is the color of my oceans of tears
Blue is the sky with all my fears.
Indigo, although pretty, makes me miserable because it’s always
Stuck in the middle of being happy and sad
Stuck in the middle of being mad or glad.
Violet is last not least the color that could make me “tres triste”,
Happy or hunger for food
It is the color that decides my mood.
But what happens when all these colors bind
They make my heart
my mysterious mind.