White
The colour of flowers in her hair
A sign of matrimony

White
The colour of her clothes
A sign of widowhood

Red
The colour of powder on her head
A reverend sign of marriage

Red
The colours marking her sore body
Tattoo-ing her saga of pain

Scarlet
The blood of her husband
Spilt on her hands

Scarlet
The blood of her just-born daughter
Split on her dead father’s hands

Golden
Shone the light
Around her child’s body

Golden
Shone the peace she fell
As she soared above hand-in-hand with her daughter

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