Monday, December 6, 2010

Colors of the Season

Blue Christmas
by Laurie Kolp

Splashes of red and green
accent the world around me,
but all I see is a cast of blue--
lackluster navy, cobalt,
midnight, indigo and ice;
swirling dervishes
in my psyche
that like a starving animal
furiously rips away all hope
and ruthlessly injects sharp teeth
awestruck innocence shrinks in fear
thrashing its head violently
as greed plants its bitter seed
side to side voraciously
devouring the season’s joy
and leaving Christmas
colorless again.   

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