Shades

You were my favourite shade of beautiful

Intricate yet simple

Not too light or too dark

Your were four dimensional in the light

You were my favourite shade of beautiful

And I never grew tired of admiring your beauty

You were a hurricane

You drew me in and pushed me out

You were my favourite shade of beautiful

And I loved you in pages; in pieces

You were a hauntingly beautiful novel

And I loved you in every word;

Beginning to end

You were my favourite shade of beautiful

Even in the moments when the lighting changed

And like a paradigm shift

I saw everything from a new perspective

You were my favourite shade of beautiful

Even when the shadows came and made you dull

And you unconsciously stole the happiness of all who dared to love you;

Inside out

You were my favourite shade of beautiful

Even in your maturing years

I believed you were darkening with age and wisdom

Sadly I was mistaken

You were my favourite shade of beautiful

You touched my heart

And echoed in my soul

You were all encompassing

You were home

You were my favourite shade of beautiful

Even when nothing suited you anymore

No colour complimented your new undertones

And no emotion stirred in you

You were my favourite shade of beautiful

You drew me in

And spat me out

You destroyed me;

In the most beautiful way possible

You were my favourite shade of beautiful

Long after your rich tones faded and your neon’s dulled

Long after you left a void in my heart

A longing for something I never knew I couldn’t live without

You were my favourite shade of beautiful

And that must be the reason why

It took me years after your departure to finally realize

You’re the reason they name storms after people