Colour Support Group: Afternoon Session

FICTION

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Gold: Hi, I’m Gold

All: Hi Gold

Gold: I remember growing up thinking “I am special”, that there is no one else out there that is like me. And I was right, I played my cards right and became a symbol of luxury. I built up my empire , tried my hands in numerous projects and showed the world my versatility.

Hell! I’m so versatile that asides being a colour, I’m a mineral. And I know there are others out there that think they can be me, but they’re not. They may be luxurious, they may be afforded high esteem, they may even glitter, but they’re not me.

But lately, life has been lonely. I’ve been at the top for so long that the only colours I can relate with are the other ones at the top, but they’re too busy trying to take your spot and you, theirs to even relate with them.

Where do I find solace? Support group? Yeah right

All: With that share, you’re a step closer to being your desired person . Thank you for sharing gold.

White: Hi, I’m White

All: Hi White

White: I don’t have much to say but I’m glad to have a safe space to say my bit.

I used to get a little bit ticked off when they’ll use me to describe Caucasians, and it was never for a good thing.

But I guess to an extent , I see the similarities.

The stereotypes hurt and they are offensive but that doesn’t make them any less true.

As paint, I’m used to create a shade of another colour, as an A4 sheet I need the inscriptions or drawings of other colours to really feel alive.

All I do is take. And I’m starting to think that maybe I am the villain.

All: With that share, you’re a step closer to being your desired person . Thank you for sharing white.

Turquoise: Hi I’m Turquoise

All: Hi Turquoise

Turquoise: Am I green? Am I blue? I don’t know! Have they ever thought that I am my own person?!

We all talk, sit around here all day and complain and whine incessantly about how one way or another, we’ve found a way to cope with our “assigned roles” and how it is society that assigns these roles. Bullshit!

What happens when society isn’t even sure what you are? How can you be sure what you are?

(sighs)… I apologise for my tone but it’s just so hard, you know, I know it sucks to be labelled but you have no idea how much worse it is to not matter enough to warrant any labels.

I guess I’ll just have to live with it.

All: With that share, you’re a step closer to being your desired person . Thank you for sharing turquoise.

Turquoise: Whatever

That’s all the time we have for today, we’ll take different speakers next time.

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Moyosore Sheriff Quadri

Moyosore Sheriff Quadri

{retired} Fiction. Poetry. Satire. Humour. Creative Non-Fiction. Master of none. Welcome to my thought journal.