Shades of Kevin


  • Mandi
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Shades of Kevin

At first there's pale orange
With a soft , hazy glow
It is the first sign of cognition
That there is something to know

Next the shade deepens and darkens to red
As awareness takes hold
And color covers his head
Some adventure is about to unfold

Then the full blush of Kevin
From forehead to chin takes place
A sweeping hue of red covers him
Ears to nose, all over his face

It became a ritual for the class 
To tease him and, then, 
To sit back and wait
For the "Shades of Kevin" to begin 

The teachers all knew
When mischief was about
They would just peruse
"Shades of Kevin" to sort things all out

Then everyone would sit back
Wait for the fireworks to start
For the "Shades of Kevin" warned them
Of impending adventure we were about to embark

So, one fond memory we'll have
Of our school days of old
When we'd tease him mercilessly
To watch "Shades of Kevin"  unfold

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Springsize commented on Shades of Kevin


Absolutely creative view of your close soulfriend ... and how you saw his sense of adventure as colorful. Very nice, and touching.

kpeery09 commented on Shades of Kevin


Glad this isnt about me, but overall its very nice poem and good flow, keep up the good work.

themommyof2 commented on Shades of Kevin


Poor Kevin. Very descriptive and realistic to school days.

earthly commented on Shades of Kevin


I recall a kid like that back in school-lol-he probably did not like be teased or blushing the way he did either-Namaste...Earthly

Rhymer commented on Shades of Kevin


A unique write spoken from the bullies point of view. I use the word bully for lack of a better description. An enjoyable read and hopefully Kevin understood the teasing was out of love. 10 from me.



thank you for your insight... I didn't even realize myself giving that point of view .... you are very perceptive

In science one tries to tell people, in such a way as to be understood by everyone, something that no one ever knew before. But in poetry, it's the exact opposite.

Franz Kafka (1883-1924) Czech writer.

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