I thought this would be an appropriate poem for Labor Day weekend because so many people do home projects over those three days.
Redecorating By Janet Sobczyk, 2011
Her favorite colors were blue and green,
they added calm to her home and décor.
She saw a photo in a magazine
that gave her eyes a lift and her heart soared.
A kitchen dressed in bright yellow and red,
not her favorite colors but a change
for the room that kept her family fed,
it would wake them up and feel slightly strange.
So she bought light yellow paint for the walls,
a collection of red glass for the shelf,
bright red towels, and soon she was enthralled.
She did it alone just to please herself,
but when people walked in they loved it too.
She was surprised at the praise the room got,
much more than when it had been green and blue.
Should she change the bedroom too? Maybe not.