Friday, December 21, 2018

The Many Colors of Toxic: Yellow 02

paint her with your sunlight,
let her yellow heart shine.
keep your secrets in the shadows
behind your closed pale blinds.
leave her bright with promises
of a future clear and bright,
as you befriend the darkness
that hides her bruises at night.
color her yellow as the sun,
maybe the light will hide
the dark you left on her skin,
but she'll still feel it deep inside.
you leave a sour taste of lemon
on her tight, fearful lips.
you tell her you’ll be her lemonade
if she forgives and takes a sip.

I decided to create a poetry series that surrounds the subject of toxic relationships. Why? Honestly, I have no idea. I have created many of these color poems in one sitting, and each poem explains a different aspect of a toxic relationship. I have not a clue where they came from, but I know I need to share them with you. When you are in a relationship that is toxic, it is difficult to see the warning signs. Perhaps he doesn't hit you, but he hurts you emotionally. Maybe he's really sweet, but his jealousy frightens you. Perhaps he's a great guy, but his mental state is always negative. Poison hides effortlessly in relationships. It masks itself as anxiety and fear, so you don't acknowledge the severity of its power. Perhaps this poem and the others I will share later will show girls the signs of a toxic relationship so that they can avoid it.


  1. wow this was very powerful. toxic relationships are something i've been working through lately + was an great perspective. can't wait to see the rest of the series!
    LOVE the photos!!!

    sophy of

    1. thank you thank you thank you, Sophy! I'm so glad you are enjoying this series and that you find comfort in these stories wrapped in so many colors and emotions. <3

  2. This is so, so stunning. I especially love the last two lines. I'm excited to see how the rest of the series shakes out <3

    Eleanor | On the Other Side of Reality

    1. thank you, Eleanor (love your name by the way)! :)

  3. I am blown away, Eve. Thank you for sharing this - those gorgeous photos drew me in and then I got the surprise of an amazing poem too! Well done ;)

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