Purple is the colour of royalty,
Resplendent flowers, lavender, orchid and lilac,
Eggplant, grapes, plum and blackberries,
And a purple bruise turning bluish black.
Pink is a cherry blossom in bloom,
Bougainvilleas in the garden, singing,
Flamingos strutting on the lake,
And piggies on the farm, playing.
The inside of a guava,
Strawberry ice cream and shake,
Bursting bubblegum and cotton candy,
And the syrupy concoction for bellyache.
Pink lips signing a kiss,
Rosy cheeks, pink in adulation,
Hearty in the pink of health,
A bubbling champagne for celebration.
The colour for the female newborn,
The clothes hanging in a girl’s closet,
And the pink ribbon to stand up and fight,
Against breast cancer for the women who got it.