Roses Are Not Red [NaPoWriMo Day 1]

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Roses Are Not Red
By Donna M. Monnig
 
Pondering is well and good,
and, follow your heart, is true.
But before doing what it would,
make sure your brain is with you!
 
Roses are not actually red,
red is what the brain perceives.
So, trust what your heart has said
because the brain also deceives!
 
Red has been cause for scare,
not merely once, but twice.
Yet, the color red is not there,
but, by fear, we are still enticed! 
 
Storms will catch us by surprise –
whether following heart or brain –
If courageous, success can rise,
in the wake of lightning and rain!
 
©Donna M. Monnig
 

Happy April 1st!! While many get excited about the 1st because it’s April Fool’s day, we poets ain’t no fools! We’re excited because it’s the first day of NaPoWriMo! Happy National Poetry Writing Month to everyone, I look forward to the upcoming challenge of 30 poems in 30 days! Who’s with me?

 
Side Note: I did the Bibilomancy Oracle challenge from www.napowrimo.net, this is the quote it gave me:
 
“If you ponder a rose for too long
you won’t budge in a storm.
                -from “To a Young Poet” by Mahmoud Darwish (translated by Fady Joudah)
 
Side, Side Note: In part of my above poem I’m making reference to the idea in psychology that the color red does not exist.  
 
 
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About Donna M. Monnig

Donna M. Monnig is a published poet, aspiring novelist, freelance writer, a member of the Society of Professional Journalists, and is a cowgirl at heart.
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2 Responses to Roses Are Not Red [NaPoWriMo Day 1]

  1. Lovely write. I particularly love these lines
    Storms will catch us by surprise –
    whether following heart or brain –
    If courageous, success can rise,
    in the wake of lightning and rain!

    http://poetryzoo.com/author/nakedsoulpoet/poems/5719

    Liked by 1 person

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