"The Blind Who Dreamt Colors"

"The Blind Who Dreamt Colors"

A Poem by L.C. Jarrette
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"Who says the blind couldn't see?"

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I dreamt of the day that I could see colors.

To grasp the sublimity of color schemes, 

To teleport into the colors of dreams

Oh, how colorful and meaningful life that would be!

 

In this plain old canvas where we exist,

They say that colors give life and bliss.

Every color has its own part to contribute to the world. 

Then why are different colors opposing each other?

Isn’t that absurd?


In this day of chaos, of endless color clashes, 

Different colors might contrast but it also enhances one another.

Don’t ever think that beauty solely lies in your own point of view.

I think all you have to do is to see the art beneath the abstract of it all.

 

 

Someone told me " Eyes are not the sine qua non 

To fathom the beauty that lies behind these hues."

He explained that," we all perceive hue differently. 

The hue that you see may not be the same hue I see."


Now, if you ask me what my favorite colors are…

 

It would be the glorious colors of the brave; 

Hoisted and marveled with great pride and honor,

For these colors have witnessed history and many battles unfold.

The lives of the ones we’ve lost and loved

in order to protect the canvas of which they are shown.

Provoked in the sight of bloodshed; it will manifest its ire 

and be unfurled upside down

Making it more majestic than anyone has ever known.

 

 

Red, is the symbol of patriotism and valor.

This scarlet rage represents the real passion of fire;

It’s desire to wage war and deliver it to its triumph 

Conquering the deadliest enemy of all - fear.

 

The royal hue of blue, known for its reserved and calm disposition 

is the essence of tranquility,

With the willingness to sacrifice oneself for freedom.

Blue, the symbol of peace, truth and justice 

would then be our guide to the voyage of purity.


The golden yellow - color of the sun 

Signifies unity, sovereignty and freedom.

 

These colors that have covered the caskets of our heroes

will be solemnly folded and passed by on to their heirs.

Illuminated at night and hoisted at the peak for a moment

Then flown at half-mast when mourning, in honor of the decedent

From that day until the day of interment it shall be flown, it shall be flown...

 


Now you tell me if I am blind, 

For I see everything beyond the naked eye.

Once I dreamt of the day that I could see colors.

But now I understand this color harmony.

Because in this color wheel world the blind can now finally see.


© 2017 L.C. Jarrette



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I have blue eyes... I must be a peaceful person, heh... A colorful display of meaning behind hue....

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


This is epic, I love the word choice and the picture you paint from beginning to end, well played!

Posted 3 Months Ago


L.C. Jarrette

3 Months Ago

thank you very much...bluefire!
I like be the use of color to portray you ideas of how color affects our lives. How it can make divides or mend them. This is done with great thought and conveys your idea with great clarity. Well done and bravo.

Posted 4 Months Ago


L.C. Jarrette

4 Months Ago

thank you poetic beauty...
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I love this, it's beautiful!

Posted 4 Months Ago


L.C. Jarrette

4 Months Ago

Thank you...
WOW! WOW! & WOW! This is one of the most amazing poems I've read in awhile! The most stunning quality is the way your observations follow a winding path thru life. Usually I write in a linear way, so it's delightful when I read a poem that touches on this & that, slightly unrelated, but having "colors" in common, then finally wrapping at the end to meet the beginning. That's really an awesome job of telling this story of what colors mean to you. Brilliant!

Also, the actual wording, all along . . . very original-sounding as we all love color & we write about color often, but sometimes it sounds the same like blue skies & yellow daisies . . . but here you've really reached to find startling & meaningful examples to show us the colors that linger in your mind. And you do a great job of developing each new idea along this winding path of "color" observations. Great job!

Posted 4 Months Ago


L.C. Jarrette

4 Months Ago

and WOW! margie...what a very invigorating review...i'd like to thank you, from the bottom of my hea.. read more
Wow! My biggest fear is actually becoming blind because then i wouldnt be able to read or watch tv or draw or continue my hobby as a photographer. Life is so colorful it would deeply hurt me to stop seeing it that way.

Posted 4 Months Ago


I really like this, colors make life so alive. thank you for this its amazing

Posted 4 Months Ago


L.C. Jarrette

4 Months Ago

oh thank you...
Colours makes life beautiful. I really liked this poem. The way you have symbolised colours is very good.

Posted 5 Months Ago


L.C. Jarrette

5 Months Ago

thank you so much for reading
Najam Us Saher

4 Months Ago

You're welcome. ☺
I am blinded by your lines... I don't know which to quote

Posted 5 Months Ago


L.C. Jarrette

4 Months Ago

oh thank you very much
Amazing journey and lesson in your words.
"Now you tell me if I am blind,
For I see everything beyond the naked eye.
Once I dreamt of the day that I could see colors.
But now I understand this color harmony."
I liked the above lines a lot. Beautiful and wonderful use of words and thoughts. Thank you for sharing the outstanding poetry.
Coyote
Because in this color wheel world the blind can now finally see.

Posted 5 Months Ago


L.C. Jarrette

5 Months Ago

thank you sir, i'm really glad you liked it.
Coyote Poetry

5 Months Ago

I did enjoy and you are welcome.

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