Colorful Talk

"I heard what you said, Red.
Yet, I have to disagree.
There's nothing wrong with my voice,
You're just filled with jealousy."

"You just don't understand, Tan.
Let me alleviate your fears.
It's not about how well you sing,
But can you inspire listening ears?"

"What do you think, Pink?
Am I right or am I wrong?"
"I'm not really sure, my friend,
I have not heard the song."

"Well, what about you, Blue?
Are your thoughts the same as mine?"
"To tell the honest truth, dear Red
I must hear it one more time."

"Anything you want to say, Gray?"
"Yes, I don't like what you're discussing.
A hymn should soothe the troubled soul,
Not arouse this senseless fussing."

"Wait just a minute fellow," said Yellow.
"You're going a bit too far.
After all, we're engaged in tête-à-tête
Which is not so irregular."

"Don't think I'm being mean," said Green.
"But a hymn is a sacred thing.
Though Tan does try his very best,
He really cannot sing."

"I don't think you're right," said White.
"To me Tan sings quite well.
Just take the time to listen
You'll hear God's word prevail."

"Colors, colors, calm down," cried Brown.
"Lest we inadvertently enrage
Each other to colorful battle..."
"Which would ruin us," interrupted Beige.

"Now that is pretty bold," said Gold
But true I must confess."
"Anyone for gum?" inquired Plum
Looking pale and colorless.

"Sshhhh, the author is back," whispered Black.
"Let's table our concern.
We'll pick up where we left off
When sunset once more return."

Rev. Saundra L. Washington, D.D., is an ordained clergywoman, veteran social worker, and Founder of AMEN Ministries. She is also the author of two coffee table books: Room Beneath the Snow: Poems that Preach and Negative Disturbances: Homilies that Teach which can be reviewed on her site. Her new book, Out of Deep Waters: My Grief Management Workbook, is expected to be available soon.

You are welcome to visit AMEN Ministries: Your Soul's Service Station for spiritual refreshing, soul edification, browse our newly expanded mini shopping mall or review our recommended books you may want to add to your personal library.

Blessings to all!

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