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What Color Are You?
by Retta (Reindeer) Mckenzie

Friday, July 11, 2003

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Kate's Challenge

What Color Would You Be?

If I am a color,
Then I must be blue,
But not just any blue will do,
I must be the color of the midnight sky,
Midnight blue is a shadow color
A darker hue of me,
A color few can even see…

The color of the world,
Just before dawn,
And when it wakes,
It would find me gone…

The golden rays of the sun,
Is much too bright,
Giving off too much light-
Exposes too much and blinds my eyes,
But oh how I love the midnight skies…

The moon rises and gives her pale light,
Just enough to capture the dew
Just enough to let me see you,
Standing in the shadows behind the trees,
Giving my soul peace and setting it free…

Midnight blue is soft and so very wise,
Never lets others see through my disguise,
I love its beauty and its darkened hue,
This color of my soul lets me see you…

This lovely question made me stop and think,
As the moon began to sink,
Behind the lovely mountain where I live,
Hiding behind the love you give,

I wonder what color are you-
I think red the color of love,
Or maybe white like the wings of a dove,
Beautiful passion and sweet purity,
Your love has given me security,

To breathe and live another day,
To cast aside my old ways,
Accepting the blending of these two,
I feel my color changing hue,
Lighter and softer with my love for you,
My color has become sky blue…

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Reviewed by serenety L 7/14/2003
I also love th color blue, what what you made out of it is outstanding.
Reviewed by Nicole Davis Vergara (Reader) 7/12/2003
Rhetta my dearest friend this is a awesome write, and yes I would have pictured you as a royal dark shade of blue!
Reviewed by Elizabeth Taylor (Reader) 7/12/2003
Beautiful...and a choice color.
Reviewed by Christine Morell 7/12/2003
This is exceptionally beautiful, Reindeer.
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 7/12/2003
FANTASTIC, reindeer

(((HUGS))) and love,

karla. *i love midnight blue, too*
Reviewed by g g (Reader) 7/12/2003
I Looove blue and I love your poetry(:
excellent write!
Lady G.
Reviewed by Trish - The Trickster 7/12/2003
This is excellent well.
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 7/12/2003
I love this, Reindeer! :) Excellent write! (((HUGS))) :) I am blue and bright yellow! LOL
Reviewed by *********** ********** (Reader) 7/12/2003
I'm blue too...with a hint of black....Just for those times when black looks best. ;)

Love your poetry...always something fresh....ty, Dani
Reviewed by Ron (sketchman) Axelson 7/12/2003
Love the way you turned you color around
Fantastic work.........
Reviewed by Sandie Angel 7/12/2003
This is wonderful write Retta! So beautifully done, and I like the transition as well.

Sandie Angel a.k.a. May Lu :o)
Reviewed by Alexandra* OneLight*® Authors & Creations 7/12/2003
In my everchanging reflections, right now is included a warm sunflower gold of admiration.
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 7/12/2003
True blue....thats you!!!
I am the color of envy!!!could that be navy???

Reviewed by Zenith Elliott 7/12/2003
Retta, you did an exceptional job on this write...beautiful! ~Z~
Reviewed by jude forese 7/11/2003
magically expressive and a delight to read...
Reviewed by Retta (Reindeer) Mckenzie 7/11/2003
Thanks Brittany! Didn't catch that!

Reviewed by - - - - - TRASK 7/11/2003

True Color Of Man's Skin Is His Respect, i.e.
His Reputation in The End...

Reviewed by Lady Peg (Reader) 7/11/2003
Beautiful write for Kates challenge
"Midnight blue is soft and so very wise,
Never lets others see through my disguise,
I love its beauty and its darkened hue,
This color of my soul lets me see you…"
Reviewed by Brittany Renée 7/11/2003
Excellent, Retta!! I can never do the challenges. Not good at them. Very good and appealing. I think I would be blue, too!

(watch the usage of your 'to' and 'too'!)

Reviewed by Ted Sheridan (Reader) 7/11/2003
I'm White with a Black heart and a Yellow Pancreas....
Reviewed by E T Waldron 7/11/2003
Reindeer, you are magical! exceptional write!Superb response!
Reviewed by na na (Reader) 7/11/2003
Retta the color is that fills me with passion for someone. That is my color. Bill
Reviewed by Sanil nath (Reader) 7/11/2003
Excellent write ...
What color are u ? Wonderful topic for a better challenge ... Loved this write a lot and also i love nice and healthy challenges ... Thanks to Kate for coming up with this wonderful challenge and make the wonderful poets in AD think and encourage them.

A transision from Midnite blue to sky blue ...

Reviewed by Kate Clifford 7/11/2003
This is a beautiful, exceptional write and perfect for the challenge.
Reviewed by Heather 7/11/2003
I love this poem, i love the outcome of it, awsome work
Reviewed by Leland Waldrip 7/11/2003
Beautiful. I like the transition. You work it so well.
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