Did I even like blue?

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As the sky turned purple,
the moment day meets night,
I waited for you, my dear,
under the broken streetlight,
my mind drifted with the wind,
to the day I first saw you,
In the fine three-piece suit
made your eyes a deeper blue
and your wife on your arm,
not a hair out of place,
she enthralled the whole room,
with a queen’s regal grace,
You never wanted perfect,
said you only wanted real,
appearances can deceive,
our marriage is far from ideal,
maybe it was the sultry accent
or those striking blue eyes,
my compass pointed north,
rendered nebulous by lies.
wrapped in false promises,
much to my mother’s dismay,
hated myself for saying yes,
When you said ‘let’s runaway’
that’s why they call it falling
I fell far from all that’s right,
as I stood in a white dress
a beacon that black night
I knew you weren’t mine,
knew I was being a fool,
In a world of desolate gray
I was drawn to midnight blue

I have always liked to infuse colours into my writing. I feel like they convey a lot of emotion in a subtle, nuanced manner. Yellow symbolises happiness, blue is glum, red is angry. It just adds an element to help the reader visualise your words, it conjures up gorgeous imagery and imbues the poetry with life!

I’d love if you commented what different colours mean to you!

41 Comments Add yours

  1. Amazing post, I love black and grey a lot

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    1. Shruti says:

      Thank you so much Aanya!

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      1. My pleasure (I don’t know how I should address you as you are older than me)

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  2. Wow. Your writing is so inspirational. Very well written.

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    1. Shruti says:

      Thank you Raza 🌸 that means so much coming from an amazing writer like you!

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  3. Amazing,Fabulous,Wonderful
    I truly loved it….. Your articles are always inspirational ma’am

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    1. Shruti says:

      Thank you Kunakshi! It’s a pleasure!

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  4. Shanyu says:

    Wow! Such amazing words here. Love the finale of what was very much an awestriking piece and f poetry. In the world of grey you found your blue. Perfect

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    1. Shruti says:

      Thank you so much ! I’m so glad you enjoyed it

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      1. Shanyu says:

        My absolute pleasure. Peace ✌️

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  5. Harsh says:

    This was just beautiful!

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    1. Shruti says:

      Thanks Harsh! That means a lot!

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  6. Aushi says:

    Amazing 🤗..💕

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    1. Shruti says:

      Thank you so much Aushi 💕

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  7. Kripaa says:

    Outstanding post ….. 😍

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    1. Shruti says:

      Thanks Kripaa!

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  8. Era says:

    Beautiful poem, Shruti 💙

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    1. Shruti says:

      Thank you Era! So grateful for your constant encouragement:)

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      1. Era says:

        It’s a pleasure always 😊😊
        And you write so well, which needed to be appreciated, I only do that 💙

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  9. Nathi says:

    Interesting use of colors and it’s meaning! Well written, Shruti!

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    1. Shruti says:

      Thank you so much! Glad you enjoyed it!

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      1. Nathi says:

        Pleasure is mine 😇

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  10. Nour R. says:

    Wow. A heart-breaking piece, if I say so myself. Blue is creativity and clm for me. Yellow is an ugly colour because it makes everything so apparent. Red is passion. My favourite colours are black and grey-they simply are there, not making an effort to stand out, and yet they’re so noticable. They hide everything. I just love colours xD

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    1. Shruti says:

      Thank you! Your analysis of the colours is interesting! I find yellow to be bright and joyful but I guess it can be quite garish. But I agree, colours can really elevate any work of art!

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  11. Karthigeyan says:

    “A beacon that black night” very nice symbolism. Color is something we perceive, the object absorbs every other color apart from the one it emits. So then every object is every color apart from the one it emits. Which makes it hard to stick to a favorite color.

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    1. Shruti says:

      While I am aware of that explanation, I keep my poetry more literary and less scientific! But you make a good point and therefore choosing one color is hard. Thank you for that:)

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      1. Karthigeyan says:

        I should stop perceiving everything along a scientific viewpoint. 🙂 You are welcome.

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      2. Shruti says:

        Haha, don’t worry- I find a medical explanation for anything (it’s a habit)

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  12. Wonderful poem Shruti! Thanks for sharing 🙂

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    1. Shruti says:

      Thank you so much Niraj!

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      1. I also emailed you yday so check that when you can 🙂

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      2. Shruti says:

        Hi Niraj, I just dropped you an email! Cheers:)

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  13. Kripaa says:

    Shruti l nominate you for the ideal inspirational blogger… get to my blog for rules … am awaiting your post

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    1. Shruti says:

      Thank you Kripaa! I’ll check it out 🙂

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      1. Kripaa says:

        Waiting for it Shruti

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  14. judeitakali says:

    Yeah colours have alot of character. This is such an honest, beautifully written poem btw. Loved it

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    1. Shruti says:

      Thank you so much Jude, I’m glad you liked it!

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      1. judeitakali says:

        My pleasure 🌼

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  15. What a wonderful post. Colours do mean a lot. I am with you on that. They also make life what it is.

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    1. Shruti says:

      Thank you! I agree completely, they make life vivid and beautiful!

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