Rose-Colored Glasses

The challenge for d’Verse Poets is to write a poem inspired by or including a quote.  I’ve chosen one of my favorites as inspiration.

“Blessed are the weird people, poets, misfits, writers, mystics, painters and troubadours for they teach us to see the world through different eyes.”  -Jacob Nordby


Looking at turnip clouds
through rose-colored glasses
turns them to red hot radishes.
Pink grapefruit sun smiles
as we ants walk single file
through life’s daily grindstone,
waiting our turns to be
squashed like little bugs
between rough sandstone disk
and boss man’s Roman nose.
in the evening, no choice but
embrace my inner Sisyphus
with a glass of bitter ale
transformed into rose-colored wine.