Now I am just blue. Blue, blue, blue. Not a cornflower blue, or an ocean blue – more of a lonely blue. Perhaps like icicles – no. I’ll figure it out – because I somehow believe if I know what shade of blue you make me I can turn you into my shade of red. Except I can’t change the colours of people anymore then I can change the colours of the sky.

And if I am all these colours around you – you are just grey because I make you feel nothing, and I always will. Perhaps yellow when you laugh.

When you see me, you are a grey sky with a hint of sunshine. When I see you – I am a burning sunrise of passion; I am a pastel sunset, a perfect daydream of childlike nostalgia and dusky first stars of memories yet to exist; a rainbow of highs and lows that change when you compliment me, when you dismiss me, when you type my name with your fingertips – but most of all, I am alone. Black.

I didn’t fall in love with the way you looked or the way you laughed – I fell in love with your words. I fell in love with your mind. I fell in love with the very colours of your soul. Or more specifically how you changed the colour of mine.

If only I were as perpetual as the sky – I could spend eternity waiting for you – but I am not a sky – no – although I may dream like a cloud – I am not a sky – and you do not love me – not even as a friend.

I am not a sky – I am a girl.

And perhaps I must decide whether I should be blue or yellow, a sky or a girl, a dreamer or a realist.

Should I gaze at your sky forever?

Or put that piece of sky away in a drawer, close it tightly, lock it with a key…

And hope these rain-like tears will not rot the wood.

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Yashi E
Yashi E (@yashi-e)
1 year ago

True love is like a color blue. It’s simple, it’s infinite, it’s forever…..

Linda Rock
Linda Rock (@linda-rock)
1 year ago

I loved this Elsha. Capturing the angst and yearning of unrequited love in the form of colours was inspired. A truly emotional story that goes straight to the heart.

Susan Dawson
Susan Dawson (@susan-dawson)
1 year ago

A story that gives out something new whenever you read it again.

laila
laila (@laila)
1 year ago

wow i love this

Brigitta Hegyi
Brigitta Hegyi (@brigitta-hegyi)
1 year ago

I love the way you play with colours 🙂

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Melissa Taggart
Melissa Taggart (@melissa-taggart)
1 year ago

This is so poetic, great job. I love the use of colors!

Pragya Rathore
Pragya Rathore (@pragya-rathore)
1 year ago

This story flew flawlessly in rhythm,and the words felt like poetry. I honestly can’t think of any critique, you did a wonderful job. My favorite line is the last one: “…hope these rain-like tears will not rot the wood.” I felt what the girl was feeling when her heart broke, and that is truly difficult to accomplish. You used colors beautifully to express, in each line, how the girl was feeling. I knew how it was going to end, but I couldn’t help hoping that the person she loved would fall in love with her too.

Lotchie Carmelo
Lotchie Carmelo (@lotchie-carmelo)
1 year ago

The emotion is intense. I feel the pain, the loneliness and the intimate love. Great story about love and patience of waiting.

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