The Colour of Forgiveness

Author: Nola Published: about 3 years ago.
Tags: forgiveness, emotion, poetry Category: Poetry

If red is anger,
the firebrand that sears
the cherished in my life,
what colour is forgiveness?

If green is jealousy,
the emerald fissure
that splits the atoms of our love,
what colour is forgiveness?

If yellow is cowardice,
the jaundiced skin of words
afraid to be spoken,
what colour is forgiveness?

If white is surrender,
more a giving up
than a giving to,
what colour is forgiveness?

© Nola Passmore; Published in Time of Singing, Vol. 38, No. 1, 2011, p. 38