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I Am a Rainbow

A Childhood Cancer Survivor Poem
© 2016 Christine Mulvihill

Red is the color of passion and rage
Red is the color that keeps me turning every page.

Orange, though it seems calm, is the color of fire
It’s the color that holds all my desires

Yellow makes me crazy and wild.
But is also the color that makes me soft and mild.

Green is the color as strange as it may seem,
holds the key to my fantasies and wildest dreams.

Blue is the color of my oceans of tears
Blue is the sky with all my fears.

Indigo, although pretty, makes me miserable because it’s always
      Stuck in the middle of being happy and sad
      Stuck in the middle of being mad or glad.

Violet is last not least the color that could make me “tres triste”,
      Happy or hunger for food
      It is the color that decides my mood.

But what happens when all these colors bind
They make my heart
       my soul
       my mysterious mind.


       Who Am I       Faith, Hope, Triumph and Tragedy        Oncology       This Curse

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