It’s a Matter of Color

The white trainer
Cannot hire the black lawn professional for her yard
The brown manager
Cannot hire the white trainer for a job
The red artist
Cannot order art supplies from the brown manager
The yellow art dealer
Cannot buy the red artist’s paintings
The black lawn professional
Cannot purchase art from the yellow art dealer
It’s a matter of color
The white trainer is unemployed
She has no green
The brown manager has lost buyers
He has no green
The red artist has lost patrons
She has no green
The yellow art dealer has lost clients
He has no green
The black lawn professional has lost customers
He has no green
It’s a matter of color
The only color that matters here
Is green
–Dawn Cawthon Behrens

About grandawn

I work as administrative support in the Oklahoma State University Art Dept. For the past few years, I have been responsible for finances, paperwork, and other decisions for my parents who lived in Texas. Working now to finalize everything after Father's death in 2012 and Mother's death in 2013. I also keep busy blogging, writing children's books, and occasionally shooting commercials. I live in Oklahoma, USA. I have three wonderful grandchildren. I am a teacher, writer, actor, singer. . . and whatever else I can manage.
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2 Responses to It’s a Matter of Color

  1. It is indeed, the sad, sad truth! Blessing to you for being such a keen observer. From observations come actions. Your example can put never-ending ripples in a pond. You go, girl!

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