Myriad of emotions

Poetry, Writer life

You sent me a turmoil of emotions
Each in different colour
With just a simple gesture
A ‘Happy Holi’ text. 

Your greeting on festival of colours,
Plunged me into a myriad of colours;
Colours of emotions,
Colours of happiness and grief.

At first I was hit with bright red,
Colour of love and intense passion.
Then it was a beautiful shade of green,
Colour of hope and assurance. 

Emotions that reflected a delicate rose.
But then came the thorns that pricked,
Our unfinished story sliced my heart,
And I bled a crimson red.

Then I began to wonder 
Why did you even text me? 
Is it because you miss me?
Or cause I’m in your contact list?

I’m hit with a splash of orange confusion
As I replay the two words on and on.
Then comes a flood of memories 
And dreams that’ll never come true

By then my heart is beaten black and blue,
And the colours of gloom envelops me.
With a crimson red still bleeding,
My heart slowly went numb blue!

Then a splash of white hit me with hope
Like it’s my sole drop of elixir.
Was it your excuse to start a conversation?
Is this your unsaid sorry?

Then came the red, green and orange,
The black, grey and white;
All at once enveloping me,
In a myriad of mixed emotions.

You sent me a turmoil of emotions
Each in different colour
With just a simple gesture
A ‘Happy Holi’ text. 

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17 thoughts on “Myriad of emotions

  1. Beautiful and bittersweet all at once. I love how you incorporated Holi and the word play with all the colors, very creative and it flowed so nicely. 💕

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