Three Colors of My Life

a poem by Sankhajit Bhattacharjee

Three colors- red, yellow and green- control my life’s engine.
Red tells me to halt, yellow to start and green to go.
When I see red, my journey halts.
I am not with them who think red as a symbol of energy
As energetic people never halt.
I never give up hope-
I know I will see yellow soon, followed by green.
When I see yellow, my mind and heart are overjoyed
As I am about to start my journey.
I only have sympathy for those whose minds and hearts are broken upon exposure to detachment.
I start my engine as I am about to run.
When I see green, I progress through the way of life.
Green- the color of spirit, courage and youthfulness-
Adds rhythm and pace to my journey.