Colour Confusion

Updated on October 8, 2019

The thoughts inside my crazy head,

are making me perplexed.

Why can’t things just be simple,

and not confusing and complexed.

When thinking about colours,

I know this sound absurd.

Why all the different meanings?

for the usage of the word.

There is colour all around us,

from morning through till night.

Yet experts are still arguing,

we dream in black and white.

Can you tell me who decided?

Red for stop and green for go.

Why not use blue and yellow,

or even orange and indigo.

They say your favourite colour

shows your personality.

When I wrote that mine was pink,

they answered I was gay.


Psychology of Colour

The psychology of colour,

gives you all these different facts.

Of the feelings that a colour gives,

and the way that you react.

They tell you that the colour blue

can be seen as cool and calming.

But contradictory usage,

really is quite damming.

This doesn’t answer my dilemma,

To put me on the mend.

And why it means so many things,

Will drive me round the bend.

They say that we have blue blood,

if nobility is our right.

Aussies say you had a blue,

when you get in a fight.

We are blue with the cold,

or blue when we are sad.

They say we turn the air this colour,

When our language’s really bad.

You even have the movies,

that they call this colour too.

But if we’re realistic,

it’s porn to me and you.

This could go on for ever.

So many colours for to choose.

But I think I will just leave it here,

or my sanity I might lose.

Questions & Answers


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      • drylen profile imageAUTHOR

        Charlie Halliday 

        2 days ago from Scotland

        Thanks Brenda. It was a fun one to write.

      • drylen profile imageAUTHOR

        Charlie Halliday 

        2 days ago from Scotland

        Thanks Brenda. It was a fun one to write.

      • Brenda Arledge profile image


        2 days ago from Washington Court House


        These are quite refreshing.

        Puts a smile on my face..guess I am no longer blue.

        Thanks for sharing.

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        Elijah A Alexander Jr 

        4 months ago from Washington DC

        A magnificent couple of art pieces that say so much about who we are, Charlie, thanks for sharing them and I'll be looking for more.

      • drylen profile imageAUTHOR

        Charlie Halliday 

        4 months ago from Scotland

        like the end of your comment lol.

        Thanks for pointing it out. Need to pay more attention to my editing.

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        Ann Carr 

        4 months ago from SW England

        Great poem, with all the different meanings of blue too!

        Do you realise that you have a repeat at the end, after a large space? Just thought I'd mention it, in case you see red!



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