If you ever chatted with me on Whatsapp, you probably know me as the person who is obsessed with the rainbow emoticon. I use it all the time, every time. It’s in my name, my status, my dp, every sentence I type. Many times, I just reply with nothing but a rainbow. And most people are just left wondering how to interpret this unusual emoji. Of course I love colours; all things bright and beautiful make me happy. Be it paper, faces, eyes, lips, walls, clothing, nails, fabric – I just love seeing/using colours. But, it’s not really because of colours that I love the rainbow so much. To me, a rainbow symbolizes hope. Hope, faith and love are the three theological virtues. This is a virtue that has been my backbone since time immemorial. The reason why a rainbow reminds me of hope is because, I relate it to the time of Noah…after the floods. It reminds me of the hope that every living creature has because of that covenant with God and the bow in the sky as its symbol. Well, I am aware the rainbow flag represents certain communities too. But to me, it always took me back to Noah’s arc and infuses hope in my very being. So, If I were to represent myself vis-a-vis an emoticon, it just has to be a rainbow!
Tic tac toe I see a rainbow Looking down from head to toe You tell me you see a miserable foe But through these eyes, I still see a rainbow Because red red, the colour He bled All my sins are already dead Orange may be the colour of the darts That wicked old serpent continuously farts Protected from the orange with faith -that tantalizing lozenge Yellow yellow Made bad things mellow Even in sleep on my pillow Makes me want to play the cello Green green His promise is clean On His chest can forever lean Blue Blue He sees in you What I could never see too The ink is blue His word is true Now it's all up to you Indigo, as you know I aint scared of you no more This belt of truth Is finally bearing fruit Retrieve that was loot No more dealing with milk tooth In the visible spectrum violet is as conspicuous as an eyelet But I see it now, through these eyes Though in reality I aint even wise Oh sweet rainbow Your'e more visible in the snow In the biting cold This fight is getting old When you finally feel no more As your fingers swell up, all sore And as the feeling disappears with frost bites Then as promised, you will see the light Oh sweet rainbow I finally see your glow - RUELHA that rainbow girl