Colours – Hues That make Up Our World

We have colours everywhere around us, everywhere we look;
Whether from the colours of the rainbow, or pictures in a book.
All colours have a different meaning, symbolizing different things;
Whether it is red, orange, pink, black, yellow, white, blue, purple or green!

Red symbolizes anger, a deep rush of blood or fire;
Orange showing signs of creativity, or the feeling of being inspired.
Yellow shows us positivity, or the brightness of the sun;
And green showing us a sign of growth and fertility, like a flower growing from a bud.

Blue symbolizes the sky and the sea, or the sadness that we may feel,
Pink showing love and tenderness, the fact that love is that true seal.
Purple symbolizes the colour of royalty, a rich, luxurious shade.
It is all of these colours of the rainbow in which a meaning is conveyed.

But then you have those strange colours, ones we still adore,
But the actual meaning or its symbolization of it still leaves us so unsure.
Colours like brown, turquoise, indigo, peach, camouflage or grey;
Yet the lack of knowing its true value doesn’t stop us from liking them or putting them on display,

All the colours in the world vary from happy to sad, dark to light;
But we know that no matter the shade, they all seem to be alright.
We love them all and can’t pick the one we like the most,
Although we know which ones are nice together and which ones are gross!

By Foyin Sogbetun
Year 8, The Rochester Grammar School

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