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Red to Blue

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By Paul StewartPublished 29 days ago • 2 min read
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"Who are you?" said Blue to Red

"Red" said Red to Blue

"How do you do?" said Blue to Red

"Happy but fierce, how about you?" said Red to Blue

"I'm sad and Blue, can I sit with you?"

"Sure" said Red to Blue with a warm smile

"I don't know what to do" said Blue, looking at Red

"That's normal" said Red to Blue , "Sometimes the best thing to do is nothing at all. That's what I do , when I am feeling as blue as you . We can sit, we can talk or say nothing at all" said Red to Blue

"There are days when I feel so mighty and tall . But today, I feel so worthless and small" sighed Blue, feeling the warmth from Red

"That's okay" said Red to Blue, "We all feel like that sometimes. Do you want to know a secret? What I do when I feel like you?"

Blue pricked his ears and looked up eagerly into her warm pools of red "Please Red, anything to help the dark thoughts in my head"

"Well. I try to remember, the good. I've made mistakes, there are many stupid things I've done , thoughtless, unkind and even cruel things . The memories of those are like mental stings and cause my heart pain. Instead of focusing on the bad, I focus on the good . So, If you want my advice dear Blue, look for the good"

"I am not sure I have any good in me, though" said Blue to Red, with a heavy sigh

"Nonsense. Everyone has good in them somewhere ! You need to look for it" said Red to Blue

"Okay" said Blue to Red , "I love my blue skin" offered Blue to Red

"Good start" said Red to Blue

"I care" said Blue to Red

"You do and that is important" said Red to Blue , "Remember and take note of the good in you" said Red to Blue

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Author's Notes: Older one from the earlier days of Paul's Poetic arc. Rejigged to fit the brief and improved a little in places.

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Paul Stewart

Scottish-Italian poet/writer from Glasgow.

Overflowing in English language torture and word abuse.

"Every man has a sane spot somewhere" R.L Stevenson

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Comments (24)

  • Dharrsheena Raja Segarran29 days ago

    Oh wow, I somehow missed this! If only it was so easy, to lpok for the good. Loved your poem! 🍩🥐

  • Hannah Moore29 days ago

    I was distracted from the whole of the rest of the poem after Blue asked Red if it could sit down next to Red and my visual cortex screamed "NO! No, you two do NOT sit together". Do you not get that, a kind of jumping sensation when red and blue abut?

  • Felt like an exploration. You nailed it. Lol! looking when will this be a top story.

  • D.K. Shepard29 days ago

    This is wonderfully delightful! Loved two voices interacting in such a lyrical and uplifting way. Thanks for a great read, Paul!

  • Grz Colm29 days ago

    I had a smile on my face all through this! ☺️👏 I would very much like further red and blue adventures! I.e red and blue meet purple! Blue turns green! Stuff like that. Give the people what they want lol!😅😆 But seriously I very much enjoyed this Paul.

  • This was really uplifting and exactly what I needed to read… thank you Paul 🤍🤍🤍

  • angela hepworth29 days ago

    Such an intriguing and clever story!!

  • Dana Crandell29 days ago

    Very clever and inspirational! Well done, pal!

  • Judey Kalchik 29 days ago

    The idea of mental stings just hit me. Like plunging my hands into nettles to retrieve a wayward kitten or sports ball- the piercing pain hits the nerves and urges the body to stop... but success awaits at the other side of the pain.

  • Dawnxisoul393art29 days ago

    The use of color symbolism adds a unique and engaging dimension to the narrative, while the dialogue effectively conveys the characters' vulnerability and empathy, the poem's theme of self-reflection and seeking the good in oneself resonates with us, wonderful!

  • Atomic Historian29 days ago

    Excellent!! Congratulations on the Top Story!

  • Tina D'Angelo29 days ago

    Thank you for that glimpse into your scary mind!!

  • D. J. Reddall29 days ago

    A charming dialogue that contains practical wisdom!

  • ROCK 29 days ago

    As a painter and a writer this made me smile.

  • Katarzyna Popiel29 days ago

    I like your poem! Just have to confess that the title made me think about the upcoming elections and I couldn't shake off the expectation of a political theme... What's wrong with me?

  • Poppy 29 days ago

    Still adore this poem and the talent seeping through it

  • Fly Alone29 days ago

    Creative dialogue between Blue and Red, highlighting the importance of kindness and focusing on the positive aspects.

  • Novel Allen10 months ago

    Red is blue and blue is red, we just have to get them straight within our heads. Ha, I rhymed too. Loved it.

  • I really liked this poem about two of my favourite colours… such an encouraging ending with wise advice for us all. Thanks!

  • Poppy 10 months ago

    I love this! I don't know how you thought of such a unique idea to personify colours but it worked brilliantly! I pictured red as fire and blue as water, where red is usually considered violent but can bring warmth and comfort, and blue is considered soothing but secretly has a destructive streak she feels guilty about. That's probably a weird take on it but it just sprung vividly to mind. I love Blue saying 'I care'. I felt the weight in those words because them in themselves, despite being a good thing, can indeed make anyone feel blue.

  • Babs Iversonabout a year ago

    Brilliant & beautiful!!!

  • Cathy holmesabout a year ago

    So simple, yet so profound. Well done.

  • Kelli Sheckler-Amsdenabout a year ago

    Too clever

  • Heather Hublerabout a year ago

    I loved this so much! Such a simple story that speaks volumes. Fantastic :)

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