Purple – August 19, 2014

For Carpe Diem’s Haiku Family – Purple:

under purple lights
the music vibrates

purple lights
creating fairy tale scenes
flights of fancy

the color purple
lives lived in oppression
freedom blossoms

Many years ago I saw this film for the first time … I’d bought myself a video player and rented the film and watched it for at least 10 times.  It was a particularly difficult moment in my life.  I never saw it as a film about racism … but of the poor hand of cards women are dealt the world over.  A powerful film … with a great Whoopie Goldberg … a story of a woman’s life from oppression to freedom … a story of hope.