Textile Artist & Designer
Poem written for MA Graduate piece My Life in Muted Colours
My Life in Muted Colour
I am blue.
Like water it reflects my personal state,
My sense of self.
I am blue.
I am the blue
Of the tears that fill this water
Tears sprung from the love that left.
I am falling through the white abyss of time
Not knowing where I'll fall.
I am white and blue,
Numb to the dreams I once had.
I am the green of my mothers nurturing love,
As a gardener she tends to me
And aids me in my growth,
Her ambition to see me thrive
I am white with fear of loosing her.
I am the red.
Of the blood that pumps around my battered heart.
Red from the stain left on my heart,
By the tulips in my aunts window box.
I long to be yellow.
To reflect the joy
That radiates from the smiles of my siblings,
Bathing me in the warmth of their suns.
I am the remnant of the buttercups yellow,
That shone on my face as a child,
Promising a life of joy and prosperity.
I am pink
From the inner child kept alive,
Identifying with the beauty in being feminine.
In being herself.