Life in Black And White

Life purely in black and white
With contrast lines boldly drawn;
The absence of bright colours stark
Against the backdrop of a rainbow dawn.

The morning taken over by flourishing hope,
The night consumed by sheer despair -
Contrasting emotions seen through the periscope
Of a black and white life laid open and bare

Add some colour to your existence,
Turn monochrome into bright sepia,
Break the pattern of the previous consistence,
By cutting ties with all that is familiar.

The segregated, partitioned pieces
Of an existence made with straight lines, 
Of a black and white life that slowly blossoms
Into a vivid image of happier times.

Copyright: Nara Hodge 2017