color / blind side (the movie)

black & white

piano keys strike

dissonance / harmony

depending on whose

muse-ic we choose,

both hands best

fingers caress.


moo-ve the blinds

watch the light with

shadows dance / JOY

sway rhythm in room

june bride & groom,

swirl of cream in

a coffee dream.


flavor-ful families

diverse by design

see adoption’s option

mix & matchin’ all

shades /// hues

rainbow of one

human race.

photo by lynn

photo by lynn

In response to “black & white” prompt at D’verse Poets and in honor of special adoptive families: Bilbys, De Hooghs, De Jongs, Dekkers, Dudens, Gulkers, Jansmas, Koois, Postmas, Ribbens/Horns, Vanden Bergs, Vander Plaats, Wilsons, Wynias, Zomermaands (and others)!

31 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. writerwannabe763
    Jun 10, 2015 @ 20:57:55

    You never cease to amaze me with the flow of your poems… not sure I’ve explained it well, but I hope so… Diane


  2. ManicDdaily
    Jun 10, 2015 @ 20:29:12

    A lovely sweet poem, thanks, Lynn. k.


  3. Linda Kruschke
    Jun 10, 2015 @ 18:57:29

    Very nice take on the prompt. I love the diverse families. Peace, Linda


  4. vbholmes
    Jun 10, 2015 @ 18:40:39

    “flavor-ful families
    diverse by design….”
    I like your references to
    “rainbow of one
    human race”
    but hope we’ll also be at peace
    with the uniqueness of
    different races in the future.


  5. kelvin s.m.
    Jun 10, 2015 @ 18:18:29

    You know what, I really like this piece & the notion of adoption. I have 3 siblings, & 1 adopted brother who is now in his 4th grade. My parents adopted him when he was just an infant. At first, I was totally against it for some reasons but eventually learned to love the idea of having another brother from a different mother. He is such a joy to us, watching him grow every single day & learn. Thanks for the poem, Lynn!


  6. katiemiafrederick
    Jun 10, 2015 @ 16:19:46

    Ah.. yes
    foolish selfish genes
    is illusion.. drawn by some..
    but the core of our differences
    are only separated by one point
    of sameness in beginning and
    end.. oh.. to adopt nature as
    oneself.. is to know and feel
    delight.. that nature is a race
    we are all in together as ONE..:)


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