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Lost in assumptions and conclusions
Living amongst influences and illusions
How easy it is to lose my sense of self

While drowning in other's expectations
That often discourages original creations
I consider just being like everyone else

But to go down a path already made
Starves me of the adventure that I crave
And an undaunted outlook I have not yet felt

I am a palette among paintings
Still in the process of creating
A new colour to call myself
AJ Feb 9
I was handed a palette full of vibrant colours and asked to paint my home.

I painted for hours, and then I took a step back only to realize that I painted your arms.
May Elizabeth Nov 2018
Your face more blurred
Than the paint
          Smudged
On my palette

My colours reflect
          Work
And patience
Yours reflect
           Pain
                And
                    Torture.

The same pain
Inflicted on you
By the world
Inflicted on me
By your hands
           More intoxicated
Than your breath.
This is inspired by Van Gogh's pain palette that is in a glass case in an exhibit at the Rijks museum in Amsterdam.
Silverflame Nov 2018
The love you paint in my heart,
looks more like vandalism than art.
Lyn-Purcell Jul 2018
You                                          
should   know                                          
that        not  ­       all                                        
that       glitters        is                                        
gold                                        
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                                                 ­  I
                                                 know it
                                                  can be hard
                                                    but be true to
                                                    you
      ­                                             ♡
                                             y
                                    o
                                    u
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  ­                                                              u
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                                                   ♡

Your      
life      is        
comprised  of        
    many         lovely          
        hues            
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                              We
                     ­          all have
                              to    handle
                     ­          life's beauty and
                              pain
                          ­    ♡
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Don't                                                  
fall  ­  in                                                
line      with                                                
S­ O C I E T Y ' S                                              
scope                                                
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So                                                             ­                   
pick up                                                               ­               
the paintbrush                                                       ­                       
and paint a better                                                           ­                     
day                                        ­                                        
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                                  There
                       ­         is         a
                                B  E  A U T  Y
                               in   all  shades   of
                                 life  
                               ♡
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                ♡
Your colours were predestined long ago.
There is beauty in all shades, physically speaking and symbolically.
So embrace it and be empowered ^-^
Hope you enjoy my Colour Lanterns!
Thank you guys so much, especially for 124 followers!!!!
LOVE Y'ALL!!!!
Lyn ***
Latina1813 May 2018
My summer palette
If it were perfect
Would consist of...

47 gum drop
45 tangerine twist
53 sour blast
36 thin mint
24 tranquility
97 frosted
21 cotton candy
22 not-aye girl
38 alien
18 powerline
11 black cherry
66 kool-aid
49 calabria
71 mochi
02 mocha
01 solar beam
52 stellar
41 rusty
13 always October
17 honeycrisp
55 sun-kist
99 starburst

And I would wear this palette
Proudly
For it is me
A little always October in me
And in love with a sunset
Hopeless romantic
Who hasn't reached love yet
So I reach for stars
And solar eclipse
And run miles up and down
Thin lanes of traffic
Chasing dreams
All while wearing my palette
Proud
I'm crazy with my makeup. A lot of people complement me on my use of colors. It inspired this.
Jackie Mead Apr 2018
I walk the river down one side and travel back the other.
I watch the people walk their dogs and children with their mother.
I see the beauty along the course, birds nesting in the trees,
swans swimming with their young,
the fast running water of the weir,
the blueness of the sky,
the yellowness of the sun.
I see the colours of the earth, surrounding us in nearby fields,
where farmers have ploughed the soil the colour is earthly brown.
The field next to it is a blaze of green,
what the brown field will yield is yet to be seen.
Flowers starting to open their colourful heads, Daffodils, Primroses, Tulips , Bluebells  Snowdrops, Crocuses and Hyacinths, in various shades, of Yellow, Red, Blue and White, it really is a beautiful sight.
The warmth of Spring starting to generate various shades of Red, Blue, White, Yellow and Green
The Palatte of Spring is a riot of colour and truly wonderful to see
Don't you just love Spring
Little Azaleah Nov 2017
❝ We were of differing shades in the palette of colours.
You were blue
you were as calming and tranquil as water.
I was red
I was as dangerous and wrathful as fire.
You were white
innocence, pure and good.
I was black
mysterious, and full of depth.
But funny enough,
together,
we match like the pieces of jigsaw puzzles. ❞

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