Colors

PoeticPsycho

Colors divide and colors
Unite

 

Like
Blue with Blue
And
Red with Red
But it's Blue against Red
Or Black killing Black or Brown killing Brown

 

Childhood friends divided by these colors
Even flesh and blood divided by these colors

 

But street families are born out of this strange unity of pledging to a color

 

Because sometimes it's those who sport a color who were the only ones always there

Colors unite and colors divide

 

  • Author: PoeticPsycho (Offline Offline)
  • Published: November 17th, 2017 02:37
  • Comment from author about the poem: Alittle context in the poem. The topic on colors has to do with gang colors. I chose to use the example of Red and Blue which is often associated with the Crips and Bloods or Surenos and Nortenos. The idea of colors divide but unite is a juxtaposition between the fact that we form gangs or sets, united, but we divide ourselves by waging war with those who fly a different color.
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Comments3

  • FineB

    Thank you PoeticPsycho for this vivid and compelling poem.
    It can be read on so many different levels.
    Division is society is sad on whatever basis.
    Keep writing
    FineB

  • Tony36

    Well written and expressed

    • PoeticPsycho

      Thank you Tony! I always appreciate your feedback

      • Tony36

        Welcome

      • Hoopie

        That's good bro we need to come together as Americans bro



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