Add Some Color
To paint a picture, which turns heads,
Must add color, yellows and reds.
Bringing, often, life to meadows,
Or a dale, full of gray shadows.
Writing a story which turns heads
Requires, too, a splash of reds.
Some blue and black truths can be told
But add some jive to make it bold.
Stories told true often will bore,
And it is true, fibs, I abhor,
So, to keep tales from being dry,
I must confess, often I lie.
My final secret is, I don’t always tell the truth. I write to be entertaining. I draw on the truth, but truth doesn’t always fit. Sometime a small fib here and there adds the needed punch I am looking for.
I find writing poetry, and the poetic license that comes with it, liberating.
- Poem: Seven Secrets (junenash.wordpress.com)