I am not color

I am not color

A Poem by Carlos L Estrada
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To me people are painted more beautifully on the inside then we could ever be outside. Because within the colors often change creating new vibrance and unimaginable hues.

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I am not Color 

By

Carlos Lorenzo Estrada 
I am not color 
I am what is beneath it.

An amalgamation of thought
and memories in inertia.

I am not color 
it is simply a tinge.

I am the content of character
defined from within, and expressed 
throughout the living of days.

I am not color 
It is but a gradient.

I do not expect to change the world 
With my words; I simply wish to be
a part of it.

© 2021 Carlos L Estrada


Author's Note

Carlos L Estrada
This short poem is an unfinished work, mostly because it comes from a life still evolving and growing.

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I like this one very much and definitely an idea that can be developed - Excellent.

Posted 1 Month Ago


Carlos L Estrada

1 Month Ago

thank you so much for your kind review. Much like me it is a work in progress. I strive to be bett.. read more
This is an insightful piece of writing you have penned here Carlos. Your words give food for thought…a conversation starter…a wonderful analogy to describe ‘colour’ and a beautiful way to describe oneself. The saying…… ‘never judge a book by it’s cover’…comes to mind.


You are a joy to read….. :)

YB

Posted 1 Month Ago


Carlos L Estrada

1 Month Ago

Thank you, YB, for your review and for your time. In most of my writings I try to touch on themes th.. read more
I really enjoy your poem and specially think is so so well said!!!
We are not the outside, inward is so much more interesting and amazing specifically the uniqueness of each one. And since I love sorter poems, I don't even think it is unfinished.... lol

Stay well :-)

Posted 1 Month Ago


Carlos L Estrada

1 Month Ago

Thank you, Silmara, for taking the time to read and review this work. I agree with you wholeheartedl.. read more
Silmara McGarry

1 Month Ago

Ahahah... I agree with you, either add or change...lol
You are most welcome dear :-)
Actually none of us are color. We are, as the poem notes, what lies beneath it. It would be nice if all saw it this way, but color is connected to many things, tribalism among them. As long as people identify with tribes, color will be a factor.

Posted 1 Month Ago


Carlos L Estrada

1 Month Ago

So very true. I cling to hope though as a community of writers and artists of words we can leave be.. read more
I really liked this piece of writing! Especially the last part. I'm pretty amateur but I can see that I can learn a lot from you! I'll keep up with what you post, it's all really great :) also, really liked the last part. Makes you think a lot... :)

Posted 1 Month Ago


Carlos L Estrada

1 Month Ago

thank you for your kind review and words, Amal. Even at my senior age I still feel very much an amat.. read more
I'm with Jacob - love the last lines.

Do you really think our memories are in inertia? This in itself is an interesting thought :D

Posted 1 Month Ago


Carlos L Estrada

1 Month Ago

Thank you so much for your review of this work. I wanted it to reference the idea of memories create.. read more
KWP

1 Month Ago

I see the poem within your comment ... I wonder if you can get more of that depth in your poem?
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I love your last lines in this. And yes, none of us is color on the outside, only on the inside and that color is one of vibrant personality and individuality.
j.

Posted 1 Month Ago


Carlos L Estrada

1 Month Ago

Thank you for your kind review, Jacob, I couldn't have said it better myself. The power of our beaut.. read more
This short poem is an unfinished work but I find it quite beautiful. Thank you for composing it. Please create many good masterpieces of poetry because I really like it.s I will follow you in the next posts.

Posted 1 Month Ago


Carlos L Estrada

1 Month Ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to read and comment on this work. I truly appreciate it.
You are unity. This is raw and heartfelt. I love the honest emotions.

Posted 1 Month Ago


Carlos L Estrada

1 Month Ago

thank you for the kind review I really appreciate it. There are times that art asks us to reveal th.. read more
The word that comes to my mind is refraction. Color is all about perspective. This poem speaks volumes. Wonderfully penned. Tyfs

Posted 1 Month Ago


Carlos L Estrada

1 Month Ago

Thank you kindly, Cyprian, for taking the time to read and review this work. Such a thoughtful and .. read more

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Carlos L Estrada
Carlos L Estrada

salinas , CA



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If I can say something worth saying that makes just one person think about others...I'll try. The greatest storyteller was my grandmother. I miss her stories. more..

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