Color Me Loved

Color Me Loved

A Poem by Dara
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I looked at this photo and the song “Color My World” from Chicago came to mind. The title of this poem is a spin off from the song’s title.The photo was seen on Facebook, artist not named.

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Color Me Loved


We huddle beneath 
a dull grey sky.
It begins to rain softly 
but our old, faded blue umbrella 
keeps us mostly dry.
I snuggle between your knees 
for warmth and am comforted 
by the silky green velvet 
that hugs your legs. 
 
Gazing into the bottom 
of the empty can of baked beans, 
my stomach growls for more.
I use my finger to taste the last bit 
of the sweet smoky flavored 
brown liquid pretending I had
just finished eating a three course
meal, to stave off the feelings of
hunger that remain.


Cool clear drops of rain 
begin to slide off the wide brim 
of the umbrella splashing 
onto my hands and neck. 
Suddenly the pangs of hunger 
are replaced with an intense feeling
of love and belonging.
Soon I will drift off to sleep
in my mother’s arms.

© 2021 Dara


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Dara

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I love how you've portrayed the child's perspective in this. It speaks to the reader's heart...the compassionate way you unequivocally do. Beautifully done, Dara!

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


Dara

2 Weeks Ago

Hi Kelly! So good to see you again. I can’t imagine how people are surviving the pandemic amidst b.. read more
Kelly Scheppers

2 Weeks Ago

You too, my friend!
Oh, Dara, this is filled with rich emotion. The love of a child for his or her mother never dies. No one will ever love us the way our mother does/did. I needed to read this tonight. Just so heartfelt....so touching. Lydi**

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


Dara

2 Weeks Ago

It’s amazing how the love of a mother can protect and keep us from the pain of the outside world. .. read more
The difference between the have and the have nots. While some fret over when their new and very expensive designer shoes will be delivered, others have empty bellies. It amazes me how much money is wasted. How much is spent on vanity projects while many in the world are starving to death.
Powerful poem Dara. One that everyone should read, especially the politicians. All the best.

Chris

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


Dara

3 Weeks Ago

Most definitely! Maybe if the privileged walked a mile in those shoes they would understand. There s.. read more
Chris Shaw

2 Weeks Ago

You are welcome and keep well and take care yourself Dara. All the best.
A powerful poem dear Dara. Hunger killed millions still in our world. Few talk about it. I saw starvation in Africa. Sad part is. If USA would spend 10% of war budget. Could feed the world hungry and teach people how to farm better. Thank you for sharing the outstanding and worthwhile poetry.
Coyote

Posted 1 Month Ago


Dara

1 Month Ago

Thank you for sharing your thoughts on this tragic state of human affairs. Shame those people who ar.. read more
Coyote Poetry

3 Weeks Ago

You are welcome dear Dara.
“ Cool clear drops of rain
begin to slide off the wide brim
of the umbrella splashing
onto my hands and neck.“
These lines are so pure and heavenly.
I absolutely adore all the details you have put into each line. The concept is wondrous, it needs more attention and this poem uniquely describes it's depth. So beautiful!

Posted 1 Month Ago


Dara

1 Month Ago

Your words have simply sent me over the moon. Thank you so much and also for your insight into the t.. read more
Hunger and love, polar opposites yet the picture paints a story.
In every major city, they'll be a mother starving, so her kids get a meal, yet we pretend this doesn't happen in the western world.

Posted 1 Month Ago


Dara

1 Month Ago

So very sad but true. This photo is but a sample of the travesty that is found all over the world. I.. read more
nice scene from a little boy's perspective of poverty, hunger, pain....The photo is perfect too.... it shows us that even hunger can be replaced with love and devotion.
Well done Dara.
Best, Betty

Posted 2 Months Ago


Dara

2 Months Ago

Yes, the photo really captures the bond between mother and son almost oblivious to the dire conditio.. read more
Wow, every line on this sweet poem softened me. Well written

Posted 2 Months Ago


Dara

2 Months Ago

Thank you my friend! I appreciate your time and wonderful words. Take care!
Crosby  Idasa

2 Months Ago

Okay, stay blessed
Dara - your words express all Humanity/ The giving of whatever to provide care and above all - love to who means most. A mother is the initial carrier and - carries an all-giving love forever. Forever. Your words are touching to the nth degree, sincerely and finely laid. Thank your for sharing compassion..

' Suddenly the pangs of hunger
are replaced with an intense feeling
of love and belonging.
Soon I will drift off to sleep
in my mother’s arms. '

Keep safe.. take care, please.

Posted 2 Months Ago


Dara

2 Months Ago

Thank you Emma. It is hard to do justice to the stunning photography but the image really stirs up s.. read more
emmajoy

2 Months Ago

Photographs, paintings.. reality in focus... can - and should reach our emotions.. or at least show.. read more
beautiful Dara! your poem draws me in closer with each line and verse... you had me guessing all the way who the comforter was and your closing gives me even more intense feelings of safety and security .. the contrast with the "hinted" at poverty is sharpened by it. I can feel and hear me own belly growling with hunger ... in you poem i get the impression it is a condition felt often by your characters .. but they have that precious of all possessions eh!? ... love .... ;)
E.
ps. great song choice! I listened to it as I read!

Posted 3 Months Ago


Einstein Noodle

3 Months Ago

personally, i don't always look at those pics unless, like Ken Simms does, they are pointed out in t.. read more
Dara

3 Months Ago

Thank you my friend. I think it makes a big difference.xxx
Einstein Noodle

3 Months Ago

:) ..........................

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