Assessing the Blues

Assessing the Blues


I see you and

You are not blue

Most definitely not


Chows tongue

Or Maltese sky blue


I see you

In fact I can see

right through you

I hear you

You don’t sound blue

Most definitely not





Or duck egg blue


On the contrary

I can see and

I can hear you too

For what it's worth

I would not consider

yourself blue

If I was you

I would consider

myself read


  • Fay Slimm.

    Ha - - a round of applause after reading this poetic play on words my clever friend. If I ever get blue I will read this one again .......... thanking you muchly for my big smile.

    • Neville

      Thanks Fay.. I was not sure if this might be as easy to appreciate as I I had hoped.... Best .. N

    • Andrew Charles Forrest

      A newspaper is read and thatch blank and white,,, I am confused are you.
      Great inquisitive piece Neville

      • Neville

        Thank you kindly Andrew...

      • Laura


        Words in context...
        Nice play on words!
        I don’t consider myself blue most of the time...nor red/read all of the time!
        I enjoyed reading this play on words!
        Thank you for sharing!


        • Neville

          thank you Laura and true..

        • Christina8

          This is a great play on words....a very intelligent read for the first one of the morning...Thanks for that! :)

          • Neville

            many thank you's my good friend...

          • Clara

            Such skill... I look forward to reading your poems each day N. Great play on words.

            • Neville

              you are far too kind....

            • dusk arising

              HaHa great play with words and brings a big grin to my face.

              Not just a simple play though is it. There's a meaningful "I've got your game weighed up" message loud and clear here telling "you ain't fooling me hun".

              Clever and shrewd.

              • Neville

                Am so glad you popped in today DA.... cheers mate.. N

              • orchidee

                Good write N.

                • Neville

                  thank you O.....

                • Michael Edwards

                  Purples, mauves etc but true blue is the rarest colour in flowers - another rare write N.

                  • Neville

                    Something else I have learnt from you Michael.. and thanks for popping in too sir...

                  • Goldfinch60

                    Clever write Neville, there is so much we can do with words.

                    • Neville

                      mighty big thanks sir GF60...

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