I am many hued . . .

track my life Crayola bright.
Pink infant with colicky baby blues.
Grade school cobalt uniform
morphed to purple-gold cheerleader poms.
College reading, black and white print
in mahogany-shelved library stacks.
then tie-dyed kaleidoscope kids.
Senior grey? Never.
It’s silver in my golden years.

Merril is hosting dverse tonight, the virtual pub for poets around the globe. She asks us to use the word “track” or a form of the word, within our poem of exactly 44 words, sans title. Photo: yep, that’s me, without my glasses about two months ago.

25 thoughts on “I am many hued . . .

  1. Rob Kistner October 3, 2022 / 7:43 pm

    The colors of life are quite make it beautiful. This was a wonderful piece Lil, I really enjoyed it.🙂✌🏼❤️


    • lillian October 4, 2022 / 1:29 pm

      Yep….those quadrilles require succinctness!


  2. msjadeli October 3, 2022 / 8:57 pm

    Semantics and colors skillfully woven together. I like the energy in this poem. Beautiful photo of you, Lillian!

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      • msjadeli October 4, 2022 / 2:21 pm

        You’re very welcome, Lillian.


  3. kim881 October 4, 2022 / 4:46 am

    The seven ages of woman, Lill! Shakespeare eat your heart out. I love the use of colour, and the leap from ‘black and white print / in mahogany-shelved’ to ‘tie-dyed kaleidoscope kids’.

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    • lillian October 4, 2022 / 1:31 pm

      Thank you, Kim. Your comment made me smile….somehow “tie-dyed kaleidoscope kids” just popped into my mind when thinking about my grandkids when they were young!

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  4. merrildsmith October 4, 2022 / 7:37 am

    I love how you celebrate the colors of your life, Lillian! 💙 I like the black-and-white print on the mahogany shelves, and the movement and energy of
    “tie-dyed kaleidoscope kids.”
    I like my silver, too!

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  5. SelmaMartin October 4, 2022 / 7:56 am

    from pink to golden and all the colors of thee rainbow in between. How beautiful (colorful) life is. This is lovely, Lillian. Thanks. Blessings

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Gillena Cox October 4, 2022 / 10:18 am

    Luv this happy poem. Lillian


    Liked by 1 person

    • lillian October 4, 2022 / 1:32 pm

      Happiness is a heart from Gillena!


  7. Mish October 4, 2022 / 4:38 pm

    Love the use of colours to take us on this journey of YOU! You are definitely a colourful person, Lill and silver suits you well.

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    • lillian October 11, 2022 / 3:03 pm

      You are so kind, my friend. Glad you enjoyed!


    • lillian October 11, 2022 / 3:03 pm

      So glad….I really do sometimes think this way! 🙂


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