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Colors of You: A Poem of Gratitude

by | Nov 21, 2018 | 4 Comments

Hello everyone! This week, we are celebrating Thanksgiving in the United States. In my role as a parent as well as a child and family therapist specializing in giftedness, I am deeply grateful for the children who add so much beauty to my life. It was with them in mind, that I wrote this poem of gratitude. Despite how crazy and stressful things can get sometimes, may we always see the gifts that lie within.

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Colors of You

by Tina Harlow


Grownup life

so black and white


the colors of you


Your Intensity

fiery red

The root of your passion

enabling you to muster

the courage to fight

when the right reason

renders all other options



Your Sensitivity

pure white

extending warmth


unsolicited empathy

to a world


with self-gratification


Your Curiosity

sunshine yellow

ceaseless questions

a bridge from what is

to what ought to be


essential ingredient

of change


Your anxiety

army green


a moral compass

guiding you

to authenticity

internal resolution

and growth


Your perfectionism

icy blue

glacier pool

splashing frustration

enduring polarity

making way

for the emergence

a masterpiece

of the soul


Your Sense of Justice

penetrating purple

eyes that see

beyond arbitrary rules

to what is right

what is fair

what is optimal

what is needed


For the brilliant colors of you, may I always be grateful.

























4 Responses to “Colors of You: A Poem of Gratitude”

  1. Beautiful Tina! Thanks so much…

  2. Vicky Qualie says:

    Beautiful poem written by a beautiful human!

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