POEM: Goo Goo’s Rainbows

Goo Goo’s Rainbows

“Rainbows… hanging from a tin roof”
red mentioned about suicide
orange popsicles, dreaming of a new life,
yellow sun while you stay inside
green with envy.. hanging from your flesh
blue is your heart.. seek God instead
indigo… a color in the rainbow
violet would I be if I ever married you!

You are broken,
I’m angry,
You’r stupid,
I’m wiser,
You dropped out,
Your money doesn’t fix things….

Your tin roof,
It’s richer,
You only, think you miss her,
When really your flesh had become oneee……
The Bible, it told me,
Please don’t dear, do that please,
Your flesh becomes one when you do that together…..

“I’ll be your crying shoulder”,
I’ll cry.. if you touch me again!
Why “loves suicide” because they don’t mix,
Are you angry, or burdened or hurt or abused,
Please run to Him and not to me ever again,
Please let Him just have it otherwise it’s havoc,
“Please me” I learned from this song…

Goo Goo… stop being sappy!
Please sing of songs that I like,
Your song says “romance is my lacking”
Your song says “You can fix me!”
You are broken, abandoned, hurt, and lacking,
Fixing me would be your cause.

Please move on, move forward, move past me, move quickly,
Usher those feet right to God…
He helps you, He wants you, He cares for you, and grows you,
If you want me for love I’ll find you there.
God… please. Tell this man what’s up!
Tin’s roofs are only romantic when your young,
Pay the rent, sing the song, build a strong house, make it loving,
Rainbows don’t fall from the sky.
Working hard, earning my keep, being a man of integrity,
So much more fulfilling then the fantasy of your song.

“Rainbows… hanging from a tin roof”
red dealt with anger equals empowered
orange of hatred turned to caring and understanding,
yellow perversion turns yellow like refreshing,
green with envy.. greed into wholeness
blue of depression.. seeking God turns liberation
indigo… changed from purple.. not primary therefore I’m confused
violet turn to purple because guess what I need Him too.

Nowelle (c)


I heard this song from the Goo Goo Dolls (I’ll Be Your Crying Shoulder) from my Mom’s radio this morning. As I grow a deeper relationship with God, and am learning things about myself, I think it’s interesting to hear what songs are actually saying about the singers and the topic at hand. I took his song and made a poem for it for the “Daily Prompt”.

“Daily Prompt: Roy G. Biv
by michelle w. on January 7, 2014
Write about anything you’d like, but make sure that all seven colors of the rainbow — red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet — make an appearance in the post, either through word of image.

Photographers, artists, poets: show us COLORS.”


Thank you for reading my blog. I’d enjoy your feedback so please comment.

Rainbows are beautiful. Have a great day!



About Nowelle

I'm a 41 year old woman. I like many things such as my cat, my plants, my books, international and domestic travel, movies, poetry, thrift stores, and cute clothes.
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4 Responses to POEM: Goo Goo’s Rainbows

  1. vicbriggs says:

    The angst is palpable.

    • Nowelle says:

      I had to look up both the main words you used… angst and palpable. Thank you for taking the time to read and to comment. I can agree that my “feeling of anxiety” (or I would moreso describe my thoughts as feelings of disgust) are readily seen, heard, and perceived.

      • vicbriggs says:

        As a writer – having a word limit to work to – over the years I’ve developed a skill for saying as much as I possibly can in as few words as possible. (It didn’t use to be that way once upon a time) t will make a guess that I’ve got more years under the belt than you and that must be the only reason why you had to reach for the dictionary. 🙂

      • Nowelle says:

        Saying more while saying less is a good thing sometimes. It encouraged me to look up that those words that I have wondered about for years but didn’t find the time to find out the definitions.

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