Colours of Emotion
Hate- so strong an emotion
So small a word.
Spoken filled with red fury.
Each letter’s edge sharpened like steel
Words hard to retract.
Respect – steady and calm
Blue like a still deep lagoon
It takes time to reach its depths
Once earned its easy to let slip away
Trust – fragile and thread like.
Silvery shimmer. A dew soaked web.
Each fibre strong but break one
And it all comes tumbling down.
Love – white and creamy.
Reminiscent of fresh milk.
Warm at first. Pure.
Easily curdles through time
Red, blue, silver and white
The emotional colours of my tarnished life.