Saturday, December 13, 2014

My "Colorful" NY Times Poetry Contest Entry

Monochrome Life
by Rachel Hoyt

Red and yellow,
Black and white -
They look different at first sight.

Dame or fellow,
Queer or straight -
Choices or a stroke of fate?

Shout or bellow,
Stick or stone  -
Words penetrate skin and bone.

Harsh or mellow,
Type or tool -
The monochrome life creates a wise fool.

Copyright © 2014 Rachel Hoyt. All rights reserved.

Nicolas Kristof of the New York Times
asked for poems about color and I sent this rhyme.

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  1. Race relations have definitely been worse since Obama took office; especially since he continually seeks the counsel of Al "race baiter" Sharpton. Both are useless!

    1. Thank you. Couldn't agree with you more. Sharpton...remember the
      Brawley case. He is so useless.
      I'm tired of the so-called race relations. 24/7 on CNN. Wish more "blacks"
      would take responsibility for their children. 12 - 13 year olds don't carry
      guns? Watch Scared Straight once in a while. Blacks really have it bad?
      Turn on your TV. Watch all of the successes of many blacks in all arena's.
      So tired of it all. Start raising your kids with the sense of some responsibility
      and maybe they will stay ok. Until then, get rid of all the Sharpton's , they're
      loving this.....what else do they have to do?

  2. Well I guess those two comments prove the point about race relations still alive and well. I'd like to respond to the actual submittal of a lovely poem, well done Rachel, good luck!


Rhyming or not, I would like a lot to hear the thoughts my words brought...