Poem: Full Color



Full Color

Sometimes I dream in black and white,

But you

You were there in full color

You scratching your chin

While you scratched your way into my mind

And bit at my core like a juicy apple

(With its juice as sweet as your kind words).

You were like a flash ofΒ lightning,

A crackle to my spine that leaves me shaking

With wonder

And sadness,

A sadness of what was us,

As I look to the road ahead

And to the patches of color that I hope lay before me.


Β©2012 Christy Birmingham


38 thoughts on “Poem: Full Color

  1. Cat Forsley

    YOU ARE BACK !!!!!!!!!!!!! woohooooooooooooooooooo πŸ™‚ xxx
    beautiful things always happen when i am just about to turn off my computer for the night !!!!!!!!
    Yay πŸ™‚
    I love this poem xx
    it’s beautifullllllllllllll
    I missed you
    i said that already ! but i did πŸ™‚
    and it was nice to see you on twitter and all that πŸ™‚
    ……… But ………. Here is where your words shine shine shine πŸ™‚ xx
    Beautiful poem C xx
    soooooooo very happy u came back ….:)
    have a beautiful night xx
    and see you soon πŸ™‚
    and thanks for everything techy on twitter
    you are such an intelligent , passionate woman and friend x

    again …..
    Glad Glad Glad 0ver here πŸ™‚
    smiles forever xx
    C xxx


    1. Christy Birmingham Post author

      Oh Cat, thank-you for such a wonderful comment! I went for a walk and started thinking and the poetic muse came over me. Just like you get with your music. You are such a positive spirit, an angel I am happy to call my friend! Hugs for you and wishing you a beautiful night too my good friend xx


      1. Cat Forsley

        !!!!!!!!!!!! and i was just about to turn off my computer again ! – lol ……..
        all these great little moments we share –
        and i thank you for them …..
        YAY – the Poetess came back with “IN FULL COLOUR ”
        smiles πŸ™‚ and again …………
        Happy 2 see you xx


  2. marc babineau

    Love the Coke bottles! Great poem, Island Girl!

    One thing i always find funny about dream sequences in the movies and on TV – they always show the person dreaming, but when you dream, you see through your eyes, you don’t see yourself from above or outside of your own body! (just sayin’!)


  3. Julie Catherine

    Ahhh, Christy my friend, I too am glad to see you back – and with a juicy poem! I love this … and somehow am craving apples now, lol. I’ve missed you girlfriend, so glad to see you posting a lovely poem again. ~ Love and hugs, Julie πŸ™‚ xoxox


    1. Christy Birmingham Post author

      Awe, Julie. I have missed you all terribly. How wonderful to see such lovely comments here. Thank-you for your words – and your friendship! PS don’t forget out our meet-up in the future xx


      1. Julie Catherine

        Christy, it’s on the top of my wish list – I’m hoping we can do it in the spring? Love and hugs my friend! xoxox


  4. Ella eh eh eh

    I don’t know much about poetry, and you know how well I do with grammar lol…but I know you, my giggle twin, and I just love your poetry! I often get chills. I know they all come from every place in your heart and soul, and good or “bad” your words are a true comfort for me. I love and miss you so very much buddy! Xoxoxoxo


    1. Christy Birmingham Post author

      Oh buddy, how wonderful to see your words here! I miss you so much too. I was just talking about you the other day and am so happy for your new family and the wonderful woman you have become. I appreciate your kind words here so much! I love you dear dear friend. We must get together soon xx


  5. Tessa

    It seems everyone has missed your beautiful gift of writing such heart touching poetry. You truly have an art to the way you convert your words to such emotion coming through to the reader. Loved it, loved it, loved it…..


      1. Aquileana

        ✰✰✰Hello Christy✰✰✰

        Thanks for having written this beautiful poem one year before I come here to read it.
        I particularly enjoyed the dialectic poetry of colors…

        A recurrent dream in black and white, yet someone there appears “colored”.

        “Full of color vs black & white”.

        A flash of lighting which contrasts with the dreariness of the memories, which you have already left behind…

        “Past vs Future”.

        What you were, what you used to be.
        Sadness, gloomy feelings regarding past itself.
        And despite it, a road ahead, covered with color of patches…

        The chromatic scale being defined by different perceptions, considering the wavelengths of light.

        The recursively waltz of opposite colors begins again.
        Contraries moving swiftly; until the collision seems inevitable.
        They crash one against the other. They mix up and they finally become one….

        Sparks of Hope. Flashes of light. And a colourful road ahead.


        Aquileana πŸ™‚


        1. Christy Birmingham Post author

          Thank-you for such a lovely comment here, Aqui! It appears the colors move with our hearts, and their lines sweep effortlessly. I’m glad you take time to enjoy the colors, the hues and the confidence within those lines.

          I love the term you user here, about a colorful road ahead. I’m ready to walk along it to the land beyond Oz!! πŸ™‚ xoxo



  6. Sue Dreamwalker

    Christy, nice to see back and sorry to have missed this entry, but been busy with work these last few days, and email list is huge..

    Loved your muse on colour… if we look at those around us every day they bring colour to us.. So happy you also here with your own unique blend of colour
    Hugs Sue xox


  7. Dana

    So good to see you back on ye olde blog, Christy. The poem is beautiful! I hope you have a great holiday season, and all the best for the year ahead. πŸ™‚



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