Does love have a specific hue
Is it dark-skinned or pale blue?
Don’t get it twisted
Those aren’t my favourite two
Love’s perfect description, do I know for sure?
Of the little I know, I could give you a tour.
Some see love in persons,
Swayed by their inner beauty or loveliness.
Others in material possessions,
With which they’d belong and impress.
Just as beauty is in the eye of the beholder
Love, I’d say, is in the heart of the idolizer.
As complex as defining love could be,
It’s our choice how, our feelings, we express and perceive.
Is your love as cold as ice?
Mere claims; knowing not how to be tender or nice
Or is it like peaceful droplets of snow from the firmament?
Is it new every morning, like the crystal dew?
Is it solid brown, like the trunk of the mahogany tree rooted into the heart of mother earth?
Is your love a loyal blue?
Irrespective of distance or point of view
Is your royalty’s purple proud and self-seeking?
Or are you, fulfilment notwithstanding, humble and sacrificing?
Like the eye-catching yellow, are you termed the attention seeker?
Do you go green with envy when your lover relates with another?
When you could choose to be fresh and calm like leaves and flowers that daily blossom
Not merely awaiting admiration
But being a willing companion
All shades of pink and awesome
Be you Ms Pretty or Mr Handsome.
I identify with the worldwide acceptance of red
As the colour of love
After all, the liquid that flows in our veins,
That juices up our core and brain
Is coloured the same.
When I think or speak love
I am awed
By the one colour
That outshines every other.
The colour that covers a multitude of sin
That encourages you to love unconditionally
That regards everyone the same
Irrespective of status, race or name
That doesn’t give up on me,
Even in my darkest alley.
The unrivalled colour of love
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B-exploits is a creative writer, specializing in poems and short stories. Her works reflect people’s everyday experiences. She’s also a thespian. Bunmi considers herself a work-in-progress.
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