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The Color in My Soul

by Rosanne Hauck 2 months ago in inspirational

By: Rosanne Hauck

The Color in My Soul

The idea of color seems so simple.

It's everywhere we look.

But how simple is it, really,

when you're not speaking of a book

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or a picture or a drawing,

or an average box of crayons?

When speaking of the soul,

the idea of color becomes profound.

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Brittanica says color is simply the range

of light that humans can see.

Oh, but some humans have narrow vision,

where color is blocked, and love is not free.

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And that's the profoundness of color.

At least it was for me.

For I came from a world whose vision

kept color under lock and key,

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It was a world of mostly darkness

where very little light came through.

Where color was shamed and hidden,

and acceptance was never true.

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But even in the midst of the darkness,

I clung to a glimmer of light.

Protecting the color inside me

and holding on through every fight

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so that when I finally broke free

and left the darkness behind,

I knew where to find my color.

And it was there, loving and kind.

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So I spread it far and wide,

with passion for others to see.

But I also kept it close and deep,

in places that were just for me.

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I branded it where hate used to live,

and covered the damage and blame

so that whenever I saw my reflection,

light and color covered the shame.

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So now, no matter the time

or age or pain or strife,

No one can take my color from me

for it will follow me beyond this life.

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And whenever I see a human

whose vision is less than whole,

I remind myself of my color

that lives inside my soul.

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RH
Rosanne Hauck
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