by Shel Silverstein
This narrative poem tells a story of two people who were born with flaws that made them so self concious that they felt the need to hide it. They searched all their lives to find someone like them but while searching, they hid their flaws. When their paths crossed they were so busy hiding their own flaws that they couldnt see the other one was hiding theirs as well. All the flawed people saw was the other's disguise, so they continued searching even though they had truly found the one. The color blue often seen as sad, and since the poem is about two blue people not finding happiness the mood of the story is like their skin color; blue and sad. The poem is speaking directly to the reader by telling a story that they are not involved in. The speaker is not trustworthy because he is not participating in the narrative he is just telling a story. if he had been one of the blue people his story would be more trustworthy. The speaker does not have a specific attitude towards the subject, though it is possible to interpret his wording as sorrow for the two people that the poem is about saying they searched "their whole life through" and found their match but "never knew". It could also be said that the speaker feels guilt that these people who had to struggle through their lives with their fatal flaws never found their happiness that they seemed to have deserved.