The Colors of Your Youth

The fading colors of the rainbow

The autumn flowers in the meadow

An unfinished canvas

Remind me of an unsung melody

Of an impossible love story

A painful reminiscence of you

Your smile has this magic hue

Priding the colors of your youth

 The beauty of colors so smooth

I learn to love the color red

Red as the lining of the setting sun

Red as the petal of the first rose in spring

Red as the color of your mouth chewing betel nut

I learn to love the color brown

Brown as the soft mud in the wet alley of Malpura

Brown as the bark of the sandalwood tree

Brown as the color of your skin under the monsoon rain

I learn to love the color dark

Dark as the depth of the burning night

Dark as the shadow of the moon

Dark as the mystery of your pleading eyes

I throw the colors around and above

I let them go

The colors fall back with a sigh

         Anita Bacha

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