The Color Purple

The Color Purple….

A color made from the coolness of blue and the heat of red
Inspires to know, to try, to feel, to create
From songs of deep purple, purple people eaters and purple haze
To poems and movies of growing older, but not being old

Purple can be fun or serious or romantic or rich
The color paints a picture of sunsets and grapes and flowers;
orchids, lilacs, lavender, pansies, violets and
amethyst crystal’s dazzle have had stories told

It is the color of spirit, ambition and power
It cloaks the royal shoulders of Jupiter as a Planet and a God
And it’s the color of sacrifice, as purple hearts and purple ribbons
when people die
Whose memories in our hearts we forever hold.

By Cindi Dean Wafstet

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