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True Colors
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By Nan Forehand
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True Colors


used to be, but no longer shy

give me a moment and I'll tell you why

for years, others saw brown and gray

unknowing eyes glanced and turned away

didn't realize the depth of the prism within

buried deep inside because of the wrongness of sin

ever so gently Allen peeled away the layers so drab

genuine beauty crafted by God - not created in a lab

on our first date, he could barely get me to talk

forever and always, beside him I'll walk

God told him to look beyond the gray

he must have known his destiny that day

reached way down deep inside

brought to light the colors of his new bride

pure honesty - color of white

thanks to God he saw the light

laughter and joy to share - the color is teal

this love of ours is true and real

love in our hearts - the color of red

November twelfth - the day we wed

warmth to care - glowing hue of yellow

dear me - such a handsome young fellow

a bit of solitude - the color of blue

reflection in the light of this lovely hue

keeping it all in check - the color green

no room here for jealousy or being mean

loyalty that knows no time

the last color is purple in my rhyme

my true colors you now see

because my love believes in me

I'm not afraid and I'm not shy

you've listened well and I've told you why

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Submitted: Saturday, September 30, 2006

Last Updated: Saturday, September 30, 2006

About the Poet
I grew up in rural North Carolina, married for 38 years to my best friend and soulmate, Allen, who retired almost 17 years ago from the Air Force after 24 years of service to our beloved America. We have a daughter, Ashley ( and son-in-law, Kris) and, a son, John, and, our two beautiful grand daughters, Amelia and Haley, and Isaac, our only grandson, all blessings from God. We have four cats; Mr. Peabody, Missy, aka Middle Kitty and Tabby, aka Little Kitty, and Gracie. I've seen a lot of hard times and God has always been here for me to see me through them. I am a vessel God can use to help others in need. If I could be described in one word, it would be that I am an encourager.

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