Still here, or: ‘Brown’

steady, solid, here
I am always here 
always here
for you here
for your arms 
for your backside 
for your back to rest
rest upon me now
rest your weary legs
rest against me; the
rest are flashy, true, still
true I am always
true inside, always
true outdoors, always
true, I am dull, but still
still, unmoving, reliable
still your beating heart
still your breath, your mind
still here, still
I am still here
I am still
I am dull
I am still

The above poem is my take on d’Verse’s ‘True Colours’ prompt.

The writing challenge: To take the perspective of a color in our poems: maybe the vibe and personality of each color is just as we have perceived it. Maybe not. So… let’s leave reality for awhile, slip out of our human bodies and become nothing but a color.

I have always had a fondness for dark, dull colors, and my poem above was written from the perspective of the color brown.

61 thoughts on “Still here, or: ‘Brown’”

  1. An underrated color, most definitely. The earth beneath our feet, that nourishes life. The predominant color of eyes, that take in life. Interesting poem. 🤎

  2. Ben,
    What a study in brown or shall I say, you put me in a brown study! Contemplation, stillness, the steadiness of brown. You capture its essence.
    Pax,
    Dora

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