Speechless Colors

August 3, 2010
By luckypachyderm SILVER, Medford, Oregon
luckypachyderm SILVER, Medford, Oregon
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Favorite Quote:
Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius, and it is better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring- Marlyn Monroe


Billy and Tommy were playing by the sea,
When both spotted seashells, one blue and one green.
Tommy took the green and Billy took the blue,
But, "Mine is better" said both of the two.

The boys sat and talked of their shiny new shells,
Both the same size and shape as well.
But despite the similarities between the two,
One still said green, and one still said blue.

The boys began to fight over the items they'd found,
But as they stood to fight the shells fell to the ground.
Yet neither did notice for all that they knew,
Was one shell was green, and one shell was blue.

In the midst of the squabble Tommy knocked Billy down,
"Leave!" Billy cried as he pointed towards town.
Tommy screamed "NO! You dont own the sand!"
So Billy grabbed a stick and divided the land.

And from that day on the boys never played,
They only fought and divided they stayed.
Neither knew, nor cared where these fights led to,
Because one still said green, and one still said blue.

Until one day Billy got a new silver toy,
And decided to show the other boy.
He showed him with a bang to prove blue was best,
But neither blue nor green spilled from Tommy's chest.

Friends to enemies, playmates to war,
Seashells to guns, yet what was it for?
Because though both the boys thought colors they heard,
Blue and green never spoke a word.


The author's comments:
I believe many good men could have been great if only the were color blind.

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on Oct. 7 2012 at 11:07 pm
Bradical BRONZE, Morgantown, West Virginia
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Favorite Quote:
“I went to the woods because I wanted to live deliberately, I wanted to live deep and suck out all the marrow of life, To put to rout all that was not life and not when I had come to die Discover that I had not lived.” --Henry David Thoreau

Wow! How you use your imagery and flow to make your conclusion is breathtaking. I love this.

on Mar. 15 2012 at 6:50 pm
ShyWriting42 BRONZE, Mesquite, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure...We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God."

Oh my goodness. I sincerely hope this makes it to print. You made your point so effortlessly. This is way more than awesome. Description, theme, and all you are a great poet. 

on Mar. 10 2012 at 5:14 pm
Tornado Misha BRONZE, Ng, Other
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Why isn't this like 1st????? This is crazy good. (I think :) )

on Aug. 28 2010 at 1:06 am
luckypachyderm SILVER, Medford, Oregon
5 articles 0 photos 27 comments

Favorite Quote:
Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius, and it is better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring- Marlyn Monroe

Thanks so much :)

on Aug. 27 2010 at 10:07 pm
Marlyre PLATINUM, Kalamazoo, Michigan
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Favorite Quote:
"when you cry, do you waste your tears?" Madonna

wow! your comment on the side at first perplexed me, but it goes wonderfully and puts the proper frame of mind... great plot twist!


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