Human hues


She slipped clumsily in a café
Looked all around her
from the corner of her eye
Felt all eyes upon her
Bit her lip
and flushed crimson
most disconcertedly.

He was sacked,
literally fired
Got down in the dumps
Was down and out
and was left feeling
blue so gloomily.

He gave her a blossomed rose
Blood rushed to her cheeks
She blushed a deep red
so very joyously.

She watched her rival from afar
Summed up her envy in reflex
and she turned green jealously.

It looked hale and hearty
Ooh the cherubic chubby cheeks
Baby looked in the pink
as it babbled away innocently.

She heard of a loved one's demise.
That was a shock indeed
She went white as a sheet
as she then wept so woefully.

She saw a teeny-weeny spider on her skirts
Talk of arachnids and phobias, yikes!
She turned a pale yellow in fright
as she screamed so fearfully.

He found his sweetheart
in another man's arms
Doubted his own charms
and his face went purple with rage
almost immediately.

He faced his lifelong enemy
Hate brimmed up in him
as his bitterness found a vent
He shot him a black glare
how very scornfully

Well, well, it might seem that the worst of all the human hues
are the melancholic depressing blues
But I think being green for jealousy
and the black of hate
top the list in deserving poohs.
Mind you these human pigmentation of emotions
are a matter of reflex
for you can't choose
which of the human hues
you'd like to wear, on party day
and which you'd rather not use.

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  • Neville

    an interesting prose post with some excellent lines running throughout... N

  • Tia Davis/テイア

    I love this it's like your telling a story expressing all the emotions at the same time in a clever way. I like the words you use like hues and pigmentation to describe emotions and not the literal thing~❤

  • FineB

    Hello S.zaynab,

    A powerful evocative write.

    Very good.

    Human hues we all get them but we must not let them destroy us.

    Keep writing FineB

  • RiverJordan

    Well pooh, lol great piece !👍

  • Alan .S. Jeeves

    Hello dear wordsmith.
    I enjoy how you include at least one of the colours in each stanza. However I think that you have missed out two. Your piece is silver and gold.

    Kind regards to you and your rich culture, Alan

    • 🐤s.zaynab.kamoonpuri🌷🐦😽

      Aw thanks soo much for a bright comment, it made me smile too which is your nice golden heart poet. Best wishes, ☺️

    • Reivax Camlost

      A work of emotional ultraviolet, methinks. Bright; exciting. It glows. Alternatively witty and deep, this one doesn't compromise feeling or genuineness for literary appeal, but then, it doesn't really need to.

      • 🐤s.zaynab.kamoonpuri🌷🐦😽

        Yeahh you sure get my style. I never compromise on nor sacrifice feeling and genuineness and reality for literary eloquence . Thanks soo much for an understanding comment!

      • Jon Nakapalau

        Very layered and deep with meaning.

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