Colors and Beyond

what if colors don’t define an emotion or a feeling?
will there be love versus hatred?
or joy versus sadness?
or even success versus failure?

what if black is simply black and doesn’t mean a thing?
will there be a clamor for unity and equality?
what if white is simply white and doesn’t mean a thing?
will there be superiors and privileged ones?

I wonder how one race can mean so many things
to so many different people, believing that
to be accepted means to belong
to a certain group, a certain color

I wonder how one mind, one soul, one heart
can be diversely different, contradictory,
and multifaceted, cut in multiple angles
reflecting many faces

will the world be a better place,
if colors are simply colors?

will love then be truly fair for you, for me?

for Sadje’s WDY

Published by michnavs

Philippine-born Michelle Navajas, currently residing in Malaysia. Michelle authored the book “After – Rain Skies: A Million Stars” for PWW during their Million Stars campaign. Graduated with a Master of Education majoring in English in the Philippines, Michelle was a former college professor, teaching literature, speech & oral communication, creative writing, drama, and theatre arts. Michelle is active in her writing profession and works as a freelance creative writer. Michelle passionately blogs at, where you can find her prose and poetry on love, life, motherhood, and her advocacy on abuse and violence. A published author on Spillwords NYC Her poem “Again” is published on three platforms, on MEDIUM -an International Writers and Readers Space, AFRICA WRITERS CARAVAN, and at WOMAWORDS LITERARY PRESS. kindly go check the following links – –

46 thoughts on “Colors and Beyond

  1. black no light no color
    white pure reflect detect
    red rages charge
    green eco life
    blue sad you and i
    too yellow
    we lack
    the nerve to attack~
    pink chill girl


  2. Race has always been an arbitrary construct of which ever group was in power. Mostly as a way to stay there. I had to correct my sons when a daycare provider tried to tell them that black was a “bad” color. Then I had to have a difficult discussion with the daycare… Colors aren’t good or bad – moods aren’t good or bad – emotions aren’t good or bad and most importantly race is neither good or bad. People and actions get that designation.

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    1. Thank you so much Val for sharing your experiences…i am so glad you were able to discuss it bravely with the day care provider…sometimes all we need is to simply speak up..


  3. Yes so beautifully said in your poem, loved it throughout. What if colors would be simply colors – and look at other humans through their eyes to their souls, feel how we all beat the same.


  4. Sweet photo. Powerful, needed words, SweetMich! 🙂
    I’ve blogged about this…but in my immediate family we are Korean, Mexican, Chinese, African, African-American, European, and Scandinavian. 🙂
    (((HUGS))) 🙂


  5. will the world be a better place,
    if colors are simply colors?

    will love then be truly fair for you, for me?

    this is a meaningful piece Mich – a slogan to erase hate and celebrate differences. From young we learn the value of words, sometimes sadly it is prejudiced.


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