Box of Crayons

Colorful Crayons

JOHN MAYER

Life is like a box of crayons.

Most people are the 8-color boxes, but what you’re really looking for are the 64-color boxes with the sharpeners on the back.

I fancy myself to be a 64-color box, though I’ve got a few missing. It’s ok though, because I’ve got some more vibrant colors like periwinkle at my disposal.

I have a bit of a problem though in that I can only meet the 8-color boxes.

Does anyone else have that problem?

I mean there are so many different colors of life, of feeling, of articulation.. so when I meet someone who’s an 8-color type.. I’m like, “hey girl, magenta!” and she’s like, “oh, you mean purple!” and she goes off on her purple thing, and I’m like, “no – I want magenta!”

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3 thoughts on “Box of Crayons

  1. Reminds me of the poem, The Crayon Box (below), however yours is so much more! I like the Magenta thing!

    While walking in a toy store
    The day before today,
    I over heard a Crayon Box
    With many things to say.

    “I don’t like red!” said Yellow.
    And Green said, “Nor do I!”
    And no one here likes Orange,
    But no one knows quite why.

    “We are a box of crayons
    that really doesn’t get along,”
    Said Blue to all the others.
    “Something here is wrong!”

    Well, I bought that box of crayons
    And took it home with me
    And laid out all the crayons
    So the crayons could all see

    They watched me as I colored
    With Red and Blue and Green
    And Black and White and Orange
    And every color in between

    They watched as Green became the grass
    And Blue became the sky.
    The Yellow sun was shining bright
    On White clouds drifting by.

    Colors changing as they touched,
    Becoming something new.
    They watched me as I colored.
    They watched till I was through.

    And when I’d finally finished,
    I began to walk away.
    And as I did the Crayon box
    Had something more to say……..

    “I do like Red! ” said the Yellow
    And Green said, “So do I !”
    And Blue you are terrific!
    “So high up in the sky.”

    “We are a Box of Crayons
    Each of us unique,
    But when we get together
    The picture is complete”

    – – – written by Shane DeRolf

  2. cyberbonn

    Very nice. I like! 🙂

  3. Ha ha! Periwinkle fascinated me as a child, though when I told people it was my favorite color they never seemed to know what I was talking about.

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