(Illustration by Darryl Z. Oates)
Happy Yellow Girl
Happy yellow girl, spinning in her house, bouncing off of walls, never-never fall, open up the doors, I’ll brighten up your world, in her yellow house, in her yellow blouse.
show her yellow ass, then they’ll let her pass, show royal-royal blue’, I know he’ll let me through.
Show solemn-solemn brown, and brighten up his frown, though you have some yellow, you’re not that bright my fellow,
Dancing in the streams reflecting yellow beams, silly yellow dreams, (and she wouldn’t’ know me from a hole in the ground.)
Special yellow girl, she told me yellow girl, she’d always shine so bright, (man I am the light.)
so ‘royal-royal blue’ and other colors too would always let her through, the only thing to do. She really didn’t know that ‘royal-royal blue’ loved his color too, and green would never do, (and she wouldn’t’ know me from a hole in the ground.)
Yellow-yellow girl, special yellow girl cracked a crazy smile, in a crazy world,
cause’ ‘royal-royal blue’, and some other colors too, boarded up her house, they wouldn’t let her through, she bounced off walls, and bounced floors, with a crazy-crazy smile in a crazy-crazy world, .
That yellow-yellow girl, that pretty yellow girl, man she had the light.
(she – lost – her – fight)
Happy young thing, pretty young thing, (and she wouldn’t’ know me from a hole in the ground.)
If you like dreams of a yellow-yellow girl walk to a stream and hold sun beams.
If know me from a hole in the ground, I’ll shake your hand, (together we stand.)
Follow your dreams not sun beams.
(Then you’ll know true light, Then you’ll know true light,)
(Then you’ll be right, Then you’ll be right)
Follow your dreams, Follow your dreams, Not sun beams,
Not sun beams…
Poem by Darryl Z. Oates