Brown (Poem-A-Day 19)

Brown Leather BootsFor today’s prompt, pick a color, make the color the title of your poem, and then, write your poem. You can make your poem black, white, red, purple, turquoise, puce, or whatever your heart desires. And the subject of your poem can cover any topic–as long as you’ve plugged a color into the title. Let’s do this!



Such a drab color
Color of my hair
Color of my eyes
Nothing special

Color of tree bark
While the green leaves
Get all the attention

Color of rock and stone
While gold and silver
Get all the attention

Color of leather boots
Knee high under a wrap dress
Cool to the touch
Contrasting the warmth
Of her thigh
But I digress

Brown provides the foundation
For the bright and vibrant
The necessary material
Like granite for buildings
Speech for song
Prose for poetry

About Bartholomew Barker

Bartholomew Barker is one of the organizers of Living Poetry, a collection of poets and poetry lovers in the Triangle region of North Carolina. Born and raised in Ohio, studied in Chicago, he worked in Connecticut for nearly twenty years before moving to Hillsborough where he makes money as a computer programmer to fund his poetry habit.
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1 Response to Brown (Poem-A-Day 19)

  1. Emily Cooper says:

    Looking at this on my phone, so at first I thought you’d riff on Nancy Sinatra. :-) I like this!


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