(Written for my art students at Howard Street Charter School, 2012)
The color of your heart is deep and wide–
It gathers all around me
And fills my days with laughter rich
And teaches me to be
More colorful myself, spilling all
My deepest hues
(Those I tend to hide inside)
Instead of showing them, like you.
Together we can paint the world to
Create a masterpiece
Of love and harmony and then
Our world can be at peace.