Gems of life?

In response to the prompts at OctPoWriMo Day 13, and for UBC Day 13.


if life were a pack of Gems,
each color just as sweet,
would it be just as exciting,
to savor the little treats?

the bright yellow of joys,
or the red of our angers,
or even our envious green,
if every mood felt the same,
and we felt no different,
what would it, to you, mean?

no moody blues to take,
or the pink of health to find,
no purple to judge correctly
between heart and mind.

just the same old life,
in every color and shape,
seems a boring choice to me,
so I’m glad for the flavors,
that I savor each new day,
and let the colors just be.

(13th Oct 2014)


Poetry & writing are to me, a breath of fresh air in a life that is sometimes covered by the smoke of sorrow or self doubt. They also become the sweets I share to celebrate when life offers me a reason to. But most of all, they are to me, my life. For each word I write is a piece of my heart, a thought that just had to find its way into the world.

22 thoughts on “Gems of life?”

  1. You did a great job of capturing the moods of all those colors… I think of them that way but putting words to it was really cool!

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