Red, the Color of her Anger

by Lily N., 13

Blue, the color of the sadness 
You chose to ignore 
Violet, the color of her pain 
She felt forced to endure 
Red, the color of her anger 
Swelling up inside 
Gray, the color of the hope 
Draining from her mind 
Black, the color of your regret
Because it all became too much 
And never having felt your love, 
She slipped out of your clutch. 

The outside of someone’s mind
Is very different than inside 
If you’d looked you’d have heard her screaming 
But all you listen for is 
“I’m fine.”

Madison, Wisconsin