My Colours!

That wonderful Golden time

When I was ickle
Very naughty, a little haughty
Innocent but not fickle.

“Queen of Persuasion”
Yes, you heard it right!
Used to sprawl on the Grey concrete
To buy those special colours, my pride!

Far away from this sophisticated world,
I lived in Red, Yellow, Blue
Green, Orange, Black and White
Cherishing the richness of the hues.

Dreamily sniffing that 5 Rs. kit
Whose denizens were slender fragrant sticks
Laughed at the charmingly idiot joker
Sitting majestically on their tips!

They thought I just criss-crossed
On my canvas, the house walls!
My colours blended so well
Unrecognisable for them after all.

Disguised in those criss-crosses
Whirled the ocean of my art;
Blue seas, Green fields
Yellow sun, a beating Red heart!

I had painted my Orange ice-cream,
Twinkling Pink twilight sky,
My bright White moon
Shining in the Black night sky! 

But you know, on my canvas

Black and White never bred contempt.
They understood that fighting
Was never a wise attempt!

Because without the dark Black sky
Even scintillating moon is dull…
And without the bright White moon
Even the vast sky appears null…

How beautiful they look(ed) together
Wrapped around each other.
Spark of my colours taught them
To complement one another!

But I’ve no 5 Rs. kit anymore
My colours are changing, singing yearning cries,
Leaving behind the Green jealousy
Black sorrows and White lies!

Immaculate walls of my room 
Stand smirking in total contrast
To the vibrancy of my colours.
These artless walls render me aghast.

How I wish to travel back
To paint those childhood dreams
And dance in the colourful fountains
Discovering new realms…

YES! I am going back
To relive all that you’ve just read
But this time I’ve picked a paper and pencil
Painting the tale of my colours through Grey lead!


~Bhavya Malhotra


Many thanks to H.R. Phoenix for the prompt! 😃

P.S. How many of you remember that kit? 😍

47 thoughts on “My Colours!

  1. Wow bhanu!!
    It is just so heart touching!
    Sprawl on the grey concrete..I am actually imagining that.😅
    Yeah! I do remember that color kit which came in a round plastic box. And the jokers on the tip always smiling looking at me!
    Because without a black sky….
    This paragraph is also very nice.
    Back sorrows,white lies!! 🤐
    And in the last paragraph,the way you wrote about grey makes it the most beautiful of all!!
    Great job!💜💜

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    1. Thank you Chittu for painting the comment box with your beautiful words! ❤️
      Well, I literally used to sprawl on the floor to persuade Kusum didi to buy those colours.🙈
      I myself can’t believe I was capable of throwing tantrums. 🤣
      I’m glad you can remember them 🤩😍
      Yeah the current incident in America has inspired that.
      Again, thank you. 🌻🌻🌻

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  2. Wow… so amazing 😘🌱👏.. i was reading and scrolling and scrolling and i enjoyed alot n lot, the very first thing i loved is that you didn’t disappoint me in case of presenting a short one. Its awesome my girl… you just poured all ur emotions, you threaded it so well that i just want to clap for you👏👏👏👏👏👏❤️

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  3. The colors of life sprouted & blossomed so beautifully in such a poetic way. Thank you for sharing such a delightful post that was gloriously decorated with heartwarming emotions! According to your convenience please do read some of my writings would love to know what you think about them. 🙂

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      1. Thank you for respecting my request. Please feel free to explore my writings whenever you can/ feel like. I hope my words would be capable of captivating you in some way. 🙂

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  4. Bhavya tell me how do you do this?
    The poem is so amazing and imaginary that any reader starts travelling to the world you have carved with your words. Wow!
    Listen, can we connect on instagram,(obviously only if you are there) because I feel we’ll make very good friends😊

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    1. Ooh your words are such a comfort Kundan! ♥♥
      I’m sorry I don’t have an Instagram account 🙈🙈🙈
      How I wish to be there now though 😅
      Whenever you feel like sharing anything or ummm I mean anything 😅😁 you can always contact me via the blog or email me at
      And yes we’re already very good friends, no? 😉😉💝

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