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Dreaming in Colors

A poem by Lena Folkert

By Lena FolkertPublished 3 years ago Updated 2 years ago 1 min read
Dreaming in Colors
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** “You're so pale,” they say –

“White as snow,

Skin like porcelain.”

** But what they really say is, “you’re so simple –

Green as grass,

Malleable like clay.”

** “You’re so blushing,” they say –

“Pink as a flower,

Meek like a mouse.”

** But what they really say is, “you’re so frail –

Grey as ash,

Fragile like glass.”

** I know what they really think –

Just a girl. Pale and fragile.

Just a child. Timid and irrelevant.

** They don’t see the truth, though it’s plain as day –

Just a lady, joyful and pure at heart.

Just a woman, fierce and proud.

** They see what they want, their souls like my complexion –

Pale, plain, and fragile.

I see through their masks.

** Their lives lived between the lines –

Colors of white and black.

Greys all they can see.

** I float on waves as numerous as my shades –

Dreaming in colors they can’t see,

My life lived outside the lines.


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Lena Folkert

Alaskan Grown Freelance Writer 🤍 Lover of Prose

Former Deckhand & Barista 🤍 Always a Pleaser & Eggshell-Walker

Lifelong Animal Lover & Whisperer 🤍 Ever the Student & Seeker

Traveler 🤍 Dreamer 🤍 Wanderer

Happily Lost 🤍 Luckily in Love

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Comments (3)

  • Dharrsheena Raja Segarran2 years ago

    This was super relatable and I loved it so much!

  • A lovely revisit for me and the three words of the title are just beautiful too

  • Cathy holmes2 years ago

    Love this one.

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