Color me Red

Holi (the festival of colors), celebrated feverishly across India, inspired me to try my hand at poetry.

Red flower

Color me Red

Color me red, the color of fire
so that I may burn my sloth away.
Color me green, the color of trees
so that I have fresh eyes for each new day.
Color me blue, the color of rivers,
so that even with fires raging in my heart
I keep my cool.

On second thought,
Color me whatever-purple you want.
Eyes shut, when I peep within
I see no color.
No Sir, none at all.