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  Color it Sanity
by Odin Roark
Thursday, July 19, 2012
Rated "PG" by the Author.

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For all those who continue undaunted by other's will and dare to fail.


Color it sanity
    While others wander among the colorless
         And all but your own inner voice deem you over the edge.

 

Color it sanity
    When the child in your weathered heart waits patiently for the inordinate
         To redden the veins of life again.

 

Color it sanity
     If you are sentenced to space where imagination knows no boundary
            Ignoring the alternative precipice where
                    without light
                           without shades
                                 without hues
                                        and without color
                                                mediocrity flourishes

 

Color it sanity
    Lest we all drown a monotone death      




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Reviewed by Mr. Ed 7/20/2012
Powerfully penned, and very good.
Reviewed by Ronald Hull 7/19/2012
It's an insane kind of sanity that makes a poet go against the grain of life and show the way.

Ron
Reviewed by Diana Legun (Reader) 7/19/2012
I find this to be a unique word version of the pictoral "Harold And The Purple Crayon" by Crockett Johnson. It rings with harmonics of life so hairpin-turned from monotone. Although it is difficult to juxtapose the word 'child' with the words 'waits patiently', I love "...waits patiently for the inordinate/To redden the veins of life again." That is a stunningly visual concept, and who but a child would know how red the veins of life can go? The third stanza holds several dimensions: "....sentenced to space...." brings the feeling of being quarantined in your room to have a good time instead of punishment - ".....alternative precipice...." then descends with your lyric form down and backward, wherein the elements listed fall to the bottom line: "mediocrity...." I like how "And all but your own inner voice deem you over the edge." wrapping into the end where the 'all' are the ones 'falling' over the edge in a waterfall of lack. Wonderful~ Diana

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