Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Burnt umber…..


I believe your past
shapes you
 

and may even
color you in
 

I prefer to
color outside
the lines

23 comments:

ganymeder said...

Short and wonderful!

Laurita said...

I love the image of being coloured in. Even more so, the one of colouring outside the lines. That way is much more fun.

Love.

Heaven said...

tight and great words specially these:

I prefer to
color outside
the lines

Arron Shilling said...

No mesin - with an ever expansive message.
Nicely done!

Arron

Brian Miller said...

and not let the past contain you...i like this...i like living outside those lines...

Daydreamertoo said...

I'm with you all the way on this. I like to be different and unique and yes, our past shapes us but, it only makes us what it will if we allow it to, we don't have to 'conform' at all.
Lovely, read thanks.

Karen from Mentor said...

@Brian Miller and Daydreamertoo

I like to say that yes, I have baggage, but at least it has wheels....

Thanks for stopping in.
:0)

Claudia said...

wow you captured a lot in these few lines..always a challenge to keep ourselves open for fresh colors..

Karen from Mentor said...

@heaven that was my favorite part too. I've never been good at painting by numbers.

Although I did once spend a fun half hour in a little mom and pop store that only sold paint by number paintings from the fifties and sixties.
[what a cool idea]

Karen from Mentor said...

@laurita burnt umber was always my favorite crayon. It's probably cuz it matched my hair. I think everything that happens to us colors us in some way.

These days I like to be colored in joy.

Thanks for stopping in my lovely friend.
*smooch*

estrella05azul said...

I also love coloring outside the lines!
(and second Daydreamertoo's comment) :)

Alan: the Traveller Returned said...

Well said, my friend...outside the lines is my favourite place.

Karen from Mentor said...

*hands alan a crayon*

Hi luv, been missing you. Glad to see you back swimming in my stream.

[and huh...I didn't even know that they MADE a swimming fez before today]

Nara Malone said...

Me too. That's a great way to think about it.

Jannie Funster said...

I like your attitude! I will take it with me and color outside the lines too, remembering what we really have is NOW, and the past has no hold on us.

Pat Hatt said...

Truly I say I agree, as the past does shape you whether you realize it or not.

oceangirl said...

burnt umber has now become my favorite color, it has always been but i did not know what it was called. i love short meaningful poems. i can have a grasp of the meaning.

Henry Clemmons said...

Me too. I'm a much beter artist when lines are optional:)
Great write, mood and POV. Loved it.

Mark Kerstetter said...

Words to live by.

Joanne Elliott said...

Simple yet says so much. So much of life exists outside the lines.

kelly said...

Short yet powerful.

Kelly

http://simplydeeppoetry.blogspot.com/2011/06/jailed-one-shot-wednesday.html

Kerry O'Connor said...

This is a lovely self-portrait.

Karen from Mentor said...

Aw, what a sweet thing to say Kerry. I'm glad I seem to be able to draw with words, cuz if I had to use a pencil my lack of artistic ability would lend itself to me looking like a stick figure with a bunch of fluff on top.

But I can [and have] painted abstracts, so I've got that going for me.


I absolutely loved your poem this week.
http://kerryoconnorpoems.blogspot.com/2011/08/even-clouds-fall.html

thanks for stopping in to see mine.
:0)