teal zeal

just call me teal
I’m not quite blue
and not quite green
I slip in between

those primary colours
preferring to stand alone
I have shades darker
or lighter, not quite bright

for I’m a stand alone colour
comfortable in my own zone
I emanate warmth and
am non-judgemental

any colour beside me is
duly complimented
not blighted
we all derive from the same base

colour should never be a disgrace
stand united to face
bigotry leaves distaste
all colours are one race!

d’Verse, colour, Mish

36 comments

  1. Right on, SweetKate!!! 🙂 Such beauty and truth in your poem! I love what you said about colors complimenting each other…because “we all derive from the same base…” Brilliant!!! 🙂
    I find teal to be calming and optimistic! 🙂 Like blue and green blend together to create teal…our kindness and respect as HumanBeans can blend together to create a peaceful world. 🙂
    (((HUGS))) 🙂

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  2. I appreciate your response to the prompt, personifying the color, giving it a personality and a voice…to remind us of how all colours are equal in significance and beauty.

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  3. I’ve not read or heard anything about the colour teal for a long time, Kate, and now you and Rob have both presented such different yet wonderful teal voices. I love the idea of teal slipping in between and being a ‘stand alone colour’, with other colours ‘duly complimented’ and ‘not blighted’ – a magnanimous colour!

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  4. I love the message here:

    ‘for I’m a stand alone colour
    comfortable in my own zone’

    I can identify! I particularly like the stand-alone colour which shows that all colours are united:

    ‘bigotry leaves distaste
    all colours are one race!’

    Absolutely!

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  5. I absolutely love this especially; “I emanate warmth and am non-judgemental any colour beside me is duly complimented not blighted.” 💝💝

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  6. Kate,
    That magic of teal, to be two colors yet one, is something we can all use these days of (color) division, and you bring that out so beautifully. Well done.

    Pax,
    Dora

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