"I heard what you said, Red.
Yet, I have to disagree.
There's nothing wrong with my voice,
You're just filled with jealousy. "
"You just don't understand, Tan.
Let me alleviate your fears.
It's not about how well you sing,
But can you inspire listening ears?"
"What do you think, Pink?
Am I right or am I wrong?"
“I'm not really sure, my friend,
I have not heard the song. "
"Well, what about you, Blue?
Are your thoughts the same as mine?"
“To tell the honest truth, dear Red
I must hear it one more time. "
"Anything you want to say, Gray?"
“Yes, I don't like what you're discussing.
A hymn should soothe the troubled soul,
Not arouse this senseless fussing. "
"Wait just a minute fellow, " said Yellow.
“You're going a bit too far.
After all, we're engaged in tête-à-tête
Which is not so irregular. "
"Don't think I'm being mean, " said Green.
“But a hymn is a sacred thing.
Though Tan does try his very best,
He really cannot sing. "
"I don't think you're right, " said White.
“To me Tan sings quite well.
Just take the time to listen
You'll hear God’s word prevail. "
"Colors, colors, calm down, " cried Brown.
“Lest we inadvertently enrage
Each other to colorful battle. . . "
“Which would ruin us, " interrupted Beige.
“Now that is pretty bold, ” said Gold
But true I must confess. ”
“Anyone for gum?” inquired Plum
Looking pale and colorless.
"Sshhhh, the author is back, " whispered Black.
“Let's table our concern.
We'll pick up where we left off
When sunset once more return. "
Rev. Saundra L. Washington, D. D. , is an ordained clergywoman, veteran social worker, and Founder of AMEN Ministries. She is also the author of two coffee table books: Room Beneath the Snow: Poems that Preach and Negative Disturbances: Homilies that Teach which can be reviewed on her site. Her new book, Out of Deep Waters: My Grief Management Workbook, is expected to be available soon.
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