Reminiscing of color

I wanted to write a piece describing the stark contrast between life as a child and life today.

One that sheds light on the polarizing difference between the content, slow, happy life as a child and the monotonous, blunt, one dimensional wake-up-work-sleep routine that adults have. I had an incredible childhood in a lot of ways.

There was a lot of outdoor games, greenery, sunshine, bruises, and dirty clothes involved! And boy, am I glad to have grown up in a time, where social media, smart-phones and lookin’ fly wasn’t a thing yet. (Ok boomer.) Seriously though, I feel like kids today have it way harder that I did, in a lot of ways and I’m grateful to have had a carefree childhood!

So here is my melancholic and hopeful piece reminiscent of a simpler time. I’m sure everyone has their own color palette of memories, and I just wanted to share my rainbow!

Violet,
The pretty periwinkles,
That adorned my hair,
When I was ten.

Indigo,
The ink I spilled,
As I scrawled on the wall,
With my brand-new pen.

Blue,
The way I felt,
That gloomy winter night,
When my friend left.

Green,
The grass I rolled in,
Eyes opalescent,
With joy and zest.

Yellow,
The dainty dress I wore,
As I pranced around,
With my favorite kite.

Orange,
The luscious apricots,
My brother and I,
Cherished with delight.

Red
The blood I shed,
As I matured,
And first felt pain,

Grey,
All I see, and all I feel today.
Dreary,
Bleak and boring, grey.

What is your favourite childhood memory? Would love to hear some of them!

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  1. A response: [it’s been years since I wrote, but I love this idea and I just had to, especially since you asked, too πŸ˜› The colours depicting images and emotions- and to have the colours of the rainbow do this – Something that generally signifies happiness – specifically the kind that follows sadness… And to move from innocent joy to the darkness we know now… Ahhh idk.. loved it!] [Anyway, this↓ is kind of (read: very) messy -and it always is when I write about feelings- but ig it’s as honest as it can get]

    Red
    The sun behind my eyelids, my fingers, my skin,
    My cheeks as I run in the wind.
    Life is amazing.

    Orange
    The sky as I walk into school,
    The flowers in my path, the smile on my face.
    Life is great.

    Yellow
    Paint on the walls, on my fingers, on my face,
    I am a butterfly.
    Life is wonderful.

    Green
    Spring leaves, waiting for fall,
    So many shades of green
    Life is curious.

    Blue
    Blue makes sense to me now: tears, sadness, loneliness.
    I am different.
    Life is different.

    Indigo
    Drying blood, frozen hearts, colours indistinguishable
    Answers unwanted but still received.
    Life… The same

    Violet
    Stormy skies and unsettling seas
    An explosion of reds and blues, of anger and sadness, of me…
    Life is scary.

    Black
    Debris, darkness and death; Bombshells… Bodyshells…
    The calm after the storm.. no expectations, no emotions.
    Life is something that feels like nothing.

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    1. I love this, it’s beautiful
      I’m also really glad you enjoyed the idea :))

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    2. Moreblessing says:

      I love this β€” I love the color relation πŸ™ŒπŸΎ

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  2. yassy says:

    What a beautiful poem. You are very gifted. You have to keep writin. Best to you.

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    1. Shruti says:

      Thank you so much! you too!

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  3. Beautifully written!

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    1. Shruti says:

      Thank you so much!

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  4. Its fabulous poem…
    I really like the way you rhyme words in verses..
    You are an amazing writer Shruti…
    Its a pleasure being on your blog and reading your great works…
    Thank you for checking my blog…It means a lot to me…

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    1. Shruti says:

      Thanks a lot!

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      1. 😊😊

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  5. Lovely πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ

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    1. Shruti says:

      Thank you! πŸ™‚

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  6. Nawazish says:

    Fabulous poem!❀❀

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    1. Shruti says:

      Thank you so much

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  7. Era says:

    Beautiful πŸ’™

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    1. Shruti says:

      Thank you so much Era β™₯️

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      1. Era says:

        πŸ˜ŠπŸ’™

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  8. This is so beautiful. I thought I read it last week but it didn’t go through maybe. such a recaputure of your wonderful childhood Shruti!!

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    1. Shruti says:

      I had posted it months earlier, but I just posted a revamp now! Thank you Cindy πŸ₯°

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      1. Wow, it’s was a dejavou and I love it all!!! You’re so welcome Shuriti!

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