Treasure Island

Ruby Honeytip

(1970)

Settling


You took all the colours
From your rainbow,
And coloured me in happy.
I bathed in the new perspective you poured over me.
I let it penetrate to my roots,
And sink to settle in me.
Your kindness warmed me,
Delighted me,
Even though you would never be mine.
The thought that you would stay never grew.
So I accept you have gone
To brighten some other day.
I will stand strong here.
Just as the willow tree
Bends with the storm,
I will not break.
My colours have been stripped,
But I will be content with the greys
Of this rainy winter.
It's ok,
I know the memories of my love
Will serve as a colourful canopy,
It's just........
I can't breathe without you.

Submitted: Tuesday, July 23, 2013
Edited: Saturday, February 08, 2014

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Ruby Honeytip
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  • Aria Siren (8/1/2013 9:55:00 AM)

    sigh....there is really nothing for me to say here except that I am enraptured with this poem! I love the lens you see the world in Ruby.
    My favourite line:
    Even though you would never be mine.
    The thought that you would stay never grew.
    and:
    It's just........
    I can't breathe without you.

    Going on my favourites list right away. (Report) Reply

  • Khairul Ahsan (7/24/2013 8:35:00 PM)

    This poem is a piece of gem!
    I know the memories of my love
    Will serve as a colourful umbrella
    It's just........
    I can't breathe without you.
    A classic expression. (Report) Reply

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