What if all the blue crayons
In your color case
Decided all the green crayons
Were simply a big waste?
“You’re too green,” they might say.
“You’re not like us at all.
We don’t need your kind around.
Get out!” they’d say with gall.
Pushing the green crayons out
Of the color box,
The blues would then settle in
Their spacious, comfy spots.
“Ah!” the blues would then proclaim.
“This extra room is nice
But the reds might say it’s theirs
And that will not suffice.”
The crayons blue would soon begin
To push the reds out, too,
Along with every other shade
Til all was left was blue.
“Oh, what freedom! We’ve so much space,”
The blues would then shout.
Now, we can color everything.
Our hue’s the best, no doubt.”
Upon this declaration,
The crayons blue would jump
From their box to color the world –
Ev’ry rock, ev’ry road, ev’ry bump.
They’d first begin with the sky.
Oh, what wonderful hues!
They’d paint the sky almost as bright
As God himself would do.
Dark blue, light blue, gray blue, teal-
Endless shades there’d be!
Blue cars, blue pants, blue, blue, blue
As far as one could see.
Then stepping back to survey
All that they had colored,
These lofty blues would be pleased.
They didn’t need the others.
Somewhere, then, I’d like to think,
From in the crayon box,
An old and used up blue crayon
Would climb up to the top.
“Hey!” he’d shout. “What about
The sun, the grass and flowers?
The wondrous beauty of these can’t
Be captured by mere blue power.
“Yes,” another blue would chime,
“How shall we color these?
The sun is not a shade of blue
Nor is the grass or trees.”
“We pushed out all the colors that
Could have done the job.
A brighter place this world could be
If their beauty, we did not rob.”
Nodding in agreement, I suspect
Each blue would then slump
Knowing they had slighted the world
By being such big chumps!
Imagine how boring our world would be if God had not chosen to paint it with a multitude of colors. Even more, imagine how dull the world would be if God had not chosen to fill it with such a magnificent variety of people! And just like every color is needed to create a beautiful sunset over the ocean, so also is every person needed to create a beautiful and better world and to fill that world with bright and beautiful SMILES.