Whether intended or not
Pieces lost in battle
She’s found here
Among life’s surplus matter
She continues to twirl
Assimilating to her station
Rock and debris
All suit her, strangely
Her beauty appealing
Red and yellow colors shine through
Hues of her personality
This known to be true
Comforted in troubled surroundings
Her artistry finds significance in rubble
See her petals
Call her, Firewheel
A Southwest Señorita
Preferring it hot
Shining inauspiciously in this spot
20 thoughts on “Southwest”
I love that beauty can grow and bless us, in the midst of rubble. Wonderful, God’s gift.
I also liked “hues of her personality”–will ponder how I can tweak it in a future poem.
I’m glad to have inspired you, my dear. 🙂 Thanks for letting me know…
Yes, a great way to try and look at life. Grow where one is planted. A blessing we often forget. 🙂
Hues of her personality…my favorite line! Now I”m thinking about what the colors could mean…
Those are my hues actually, Duketh. Have you ever done a color personality test…? I bet you are also yellow and red…maybe some blue. I have a touch of blue.
I didn’t know such a thing existed! So…what do the colors mean?
I had to take a test a few years ago for a church project. You know, to see where my strengths were:
Yellows: The Fun Lovers
Yellows are motivated by Fun. They are here to have a great time.
Yellow Strengths Yellows are enthusiastic. They are very persuasive. They are spontaneous in nature. They are always looking for something new to do.
Yellow Limitations They develop friendships with ease but can be very self-centered, keeping them from forming meaningful relationships. Often they have lots of friends, but only on a superficial level. Yellows may have difficulty getting down to business.
Reds: The Power Wielders
Reds are the power wielders of the world. Reds use logic, vision and determination. From a Red perspective, emotion has nothing to do with completing tasks.
Red Strengths Reds are: Action oriented, Assertive, Confident, Decisive, Determined, Disciplined, Independent, Leaders, Logical, Pragmatic, Proactive, Productive, Responsible, and Task-Dominant.
Blue people are do gooders.
I got this from Wikipedia… *laughs*
Thank you! I sound a bit like yellow and a bit like red–but not completely. No blue, I fear. I hope there’s a color for wickedness.
Yes, I’m bits of both, too. I am a smidge of blue…the girly girl in me. Well…not sure, I think that’s the red part!! Hahaha. .too funny!
Maybe I have some black!
Yes, I think you have loads of black. The blackest of colors. Wickedly horrid shades of dark and evil deeds, if I could make the color up for you. Sneaky black, too. Does that help? (I think of you as more of a white.)
Motivated by Peace, Whites will do anything to avoid confrontation. Their only demands from life are the things that make them feel comfortable. That feeling fosters their need to feel good inside.
White Strengths Whites are kind, considerate, patient and accepting. They are devoid of ego. They are good at constructing thoughts that did not exist before, just from careful listening and taking time to think things through.
White Limitations Whites don’t commonly share what they are feeling, understanding or seeing. They won’t express conflict. Whites may be unwilling to set goals. They dislike working at someone else’s pace. They can be somewhat self-deprecating.
This wasn’t a color option on the test I did…but this sums me up a little, too.
Oh no! That scares me a bit. I like the black much better! I fear the white does sound like me… Goodness…
Yes, the black goes well with your picture. White sounds like me, too. So strange. Same but different, you and I.
It’s all very interesting, I must say.
Yeah, I thought so.
Love this. 🙂
Thanks, Hem! 🙂 I appreciate you letting me know. I hope all is well in your world.
I dig the inauspicious beauties, Red. Super.
These particular flowers are everywhere here. You’re on a roll with that nickname, Chum. Thank you 🙂