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Rose-Coloured Glasses

Today I have a little bit of blank verse for you. I can’t really do poetry but I enjoy doing blank verse every once in a while. It’s not very deep, and maybe not fully true, but it made me happy for half an hour one Thursday, so here it is 🙂

rose-coloured glasses

folks laugh at me for having rose-coloured glasses
for seeing the world through a transforming medium of trust and optimism
for being blind to defaults and believing the best of people

but I think we need the folks with rose-coloured glasses

because sometimes it’s someone’s faith in you that spurs you to change
sometimes it’s the love and trust of a simple soul that says you can be something more

I think we need all kinds

we need the critics and the cautious and the stern
but we also need the ones who just assume the best

don’t despise us for our rose-coloured glasses
don’t force us to take them off
we wear them for a reason
we can’t really bear life without them

because when you wear no glasses, the sun blinds you
and when you wear sunglasses, you lose some of the colours of life
but when you wear rose-coloured glasses, everything looks so fair

sometimes we need to borrow your dark glasses
but maybe sometimes you should borrow our glasses
and see the world in a different way

we always have hope
we always see beauty

it’s what keeps us going
gives us something to live and fight for

let us keep our rose-coloured glasses
they were given to us for a reason


Published by Katja L.

Hello! :) I'm Katja. I'm a Canadian bibliophile, book reviewer, writer, and child of God. I love too many things to name, but among them are chocolate, heirlooms, history, fancy handwriting, grammar & punctuation, laughter, tearjerking books, lists, organized bookshelves, pink roses, flowing skirts, hymns, and pretty much anything old-fashioned, beautiful, & classy.

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