Sonnet: The Color Purple

My favourite book ‘The Color Purple’
And was written in nineteen eighty-two
By Alice Walker, a novelist who
As a fierce activist has been verbal

Standing up against injustice, hurtful,
And all the ways we can be hurt gone through
Her characterisation offers view
Into the mind of the oppressed mortal

But those who are bullied are still shown strong
Each character’s story unique to them.
In one novel, explored a lifetime long
Like a sapphire it is a hidden gem.

I recommend this book to all who ask,
Especially to those who read and bask.

©DSCoremans

Poem 9 of 24, written for the 24hr ‘Poetry Marathon’ by DS Coremans

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