My Monochrome Dilemma

If a rose is just a rose

And black is just a color

Why can't I hold you close?

Why can't I be your lover

Why do you let him dictate

Who you can and cannot date

Based on something so ignorant

And way out of date

Why can't I ever hold you tight

As we laugh and talk through the night

If black is just a color

And a rose is just a rose

Why can't I be with you

And why am I stuck writing this prose

I'm the one who makes you laugh

And the one that listens to you cry

None of that will ever change

But I'm still asking why

The answer is simple

But sure as hell ain't right

The answer lies in shades

Shades of black and white