Colour-Blind & Colourless

These two poems are for Sahm King and We Drink Because We’re Poets, following his magnificent monday prompt.  Best wishes from Baldy.




A world absent colour,

Blight upon the eye,

Love prefers a broader palette,

Not shades that cry,

Friendship enjoys a tapestry,

Of vibrancy and delight,

Rid the world of races,

Be one with all tonight.





A world holds its breath,

As gods, observing,

Stand idle, perhaps helpless,

Themselves as undeserving,

Individuals are punished,

By cruel despots, our kin,

Made slaves again to hate and pain,

For wearing different skin.


Is it not enough that poverty,

And famine causes such strife?

We go to war over religion,

And rape what’s good in life,

Racism – So ridiculous!

Bless all the flesh’s hues,

It’s about time we were responsible,

Some still need to change their views.


30 thoughts on “Colour-Blind & Colourless

  1. This is a great post. I accidentally reblogged it (touchy little iPad). So, if you see I’ve deleted it after receiving notification of the reblog- that’s what’s up. Important message- and well written!

  2. Ar Vhee says:

    Excellent piece Kieran. I love the 1st stanza. \(◦’⌣’◦)/

  3. Both great poems. Loved the last stanza of the second poem. Makes one think.

  4. Great poems…love especially the first stanza …important message in the “whole”.

  5. Reblogged this on Stop the Stigma with Cher Shares and commented:
    Such beautiful poems articulated so nicely and yet, lends a powerful message to think about…a MUST read. Cheryl-Lynn

  6. Cubby says:

    Terrific poems! Loved them both. 🙂

  7. bridjview says:

    well done the great

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  9. Rob says:

    Hi. I am here via WDBWP. These are two such powerful poems. The first full of optimistic hope and the second – a reminder of how some people cannot look past our differences to see we are all the same.

    I’m going to reblog in my own self-hosted WP way – it is called copy and paste.

    • Rob says:

      That won’t work. I see you have Press This. Maybe I can use that. I will give it a try.

      • Rob says:

        Alas, I was blocked from using Press This. I’m sorry I couldn’t share this on my blog 😦

      • sorry, might be because i hadn’t approved it due to not being online for a while, i have clicked ‘approve’ now so hopefully it will show up, thanks for your support and encouragement, I’m glad you liked the poems, pal. keep smiling and keep writing!

    • cool, I am glad you liked it and thrilled that it is getting so much attention. racism is one of those taboo subjects that people tend to avoid where possible, I hope i have done it justice. I think it is rediculous how some small-minded people (animals) can’t see past skin colour. crazy. I don’t think it was what Sahm King intended from the prompt but as soon as I saw the word ‘colour-blind’ my pen took a life of its own to the page.

    • Rob says:

      Last reply – promise. Reblog only sends things to my Reader. I haven’t figured out how to get them to my blog (that self-hosted thing can be a pain). However, I did successfully, get your link to this post onto my blog 🙂

      • thanks, I appreciate it, wish i could help but I am clueless when it comes to computers and anything technical. I think there is probably a wordpress FAQ somewhere this message will send, so frustrating!). Be well, best wishes from baldy 🙂

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  11. Barbara says:

    Love the idea of friendship being a tapestry.

    • bless you, thanks you. the most wonderful and beautiful tapestry to have ever been woven, I am certain, hence I don’t believe in the term ‘strangers’ – just friends I haven’t met yet. keep smiling, best wishes from baldy 🙂

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