Treasure Island

Ripley Quebral


Red or Blue


The color of your face
When I look at you
The emotion you display
Is it red or blue?

By looking at your eyes
It isn't something new
The problem that your facing
Is it red of blue?

I can tell it's really troubling
What should I do?
I don't know the color
Is it red or blue?

I don't know the problem
But I can think of a few
I still don't know the answer
Is it red or blue?

I go to ask around
looking for a breakthrough
I think I've got it right now
On if it's red or blue

I tell her that I'm sorry
She says 'Not you too! '
Now it leaves me wondering
Was it red or blue?

I don't know what went wrong
I thought that I knew
Will I ever know the answer?
Is it red or blue?

Submitted: Sunday, February 09, 2014
Edited: Monday, February 10, 2014

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Poet's Notes about The Poem

This poem is from the view of a person whose friend is having trouble. Unfortunately the person doesn't know how the friend is feeling. So they try and figure out their friend's emotion, and end up becoming even further from the friend.

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