Colorful Words

Colorful words
Like mating birds
Flit to the page
At any writer’s age.

Muted is good
To hide in the wood
Not making a peep
When predators leap.

Still, bright or strong
Is best for a song
Or story with jazz,
That certain pizzazz.

Yet here as you read
This small, rhyming screed
Black-on-white verse
Or sometime inverse.

It’s an illusion,
Just a confusion.
These words are bright
All colors in sight.

Writing’s an art
If not at the start.
Choose words for your palette
Which strike like a mallet.

Seek out the colorful,
Words of strong impact
Avoid just the “cozy wool”
language in fact.


(Day Seven of CLMOOC Poetry Port – Color)

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