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The Colors of Love MAG

By Anonymous

Red is the color I turned when Mark Adams first kissed me on the cheek. I said I most certainly did not like him, and he said he could prove I was lying. He knew a special test. By changing colors I failed the test, and he couldn’t stop laughing.

Orange was the color of our fingertips when we finished a family-sized bag of Cheetos. We stayed up all night watching “Star Wars” movies. Mark couldn’t believe I’d never seen a George Lucas film. We didn’t eat popcorn because he had lost his popcorn-popping privileges. He didn’t tell me why; he just said it was a dark day in the Adams household.

Yellow daffodils were pushing up from the ground when he took me to the park, saying we must “celebrate spring.” He brought an enormous red kite, the kind that has a tail with ribbons. As we sat in the grass, he undid the sun-colored ribbon in my brown hair, adding it to the tail of the kite. We ran all around the park to keep our kite flying, the ribbons waving.

Green was the color of Mark’s face after we rode the biggest roller coaster in the amusement park. He’s afraid of them, but he rode it anyway to prove that he was “man enough,” I guess. When the ride was over, he dashed to the nearest trash can, emptying his stomach. So much for manhood. I couldn’t stop laughing. That is, until he said if I didn’t stop, he’d kiss me on the mouth. Barf kiss: gross!

Blue envelopes are tied up with string in a shoebox under my bed. Love letters Mark left in my locker, signed, “Your secret admirer, Mark.” I told him signing his name defeated the purpose of a secret admirer, but he said he didn’t care.

Indigo ink on the palm of his hand where he wrote “I love you.” I kissed his palm, and all of his fingers, before settling on his mouth.

Violet roses I received a week before our anniversary. We never exchanged gifts on that day. He said red ones were overdone. “Besides,” he added, “violet is the color of passion.” He waggled his eyebrows, and I laughed, hitting him lightly on the arm.

The colors of the rainbow are the ties that bring Mark and me together. Growing ever stronger, they portray our love.

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on Apr. 27 2011 at 7:27 pm
M_IML DIAMOND, Ganei Tikva, Other
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This is such a great piece! I love how you used one overlying theme - the colors of the rainbow - to describe something. I wish I had something like this :-) 

Mary said...
on Apr. 27 2011 at 7:27 pm
This is so sweet and simple. You have so much talent! All i can say is thank you so much for sharing it!!!

Chasya BRONZE said...
on Apr. 27 2011 at 6:28 pm
Chasya BRONZE, Markham, Other
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Favorite Quote:
A bird doesn't sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.
Maya Angelou

Very creative. I loved how you used the colours of the rainbow to tell your own little story. It was adorable.

Writer said...
on Apr. 27 2011 at 6:02 pm
this was really good and very tasteful with colors. i never read such an amazing piece

Pickles-29 said...
on Apr. 27 2011 at 5:40 pm
Pickles-29, Boise, Idaho
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I liked this really straight forward and simple good job.

on Apr. 27 2011 at 12:21 am
booklover104 BRONZE, Stockton, California
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Favorite Quote:
I have a couple of quotes i like... \"Success is not a doorway it\'s a staircase\"
2. \"Everything happens for a reason\"
3.\"Your worth consists in what you are and not in what you have\"-Thomas Edison


awww...this is the sweetest from start to finish. I loved it, it was simple and to he point, you made you point very clear and concise! I love it!!

msp49 BRONZE said...
on Apr. 5 2011 at 7:56 pm
msp49 BRONZE, Middletown, Connecticut
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This was so good!  I usually hate anything that involves love, but you were able to take small, unappreciated moments and captured their beauty.  Keep it up, this was really heartwarming!

Lillie GOLD said...
on Apr. 5 2011 at 11:41 am
Lillie GOLD, Omaha, Nebraska
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Favorite Quote:
"My gelding was sold to me as a gentlemen. He is. Whenever we go over a fence, he insists on ladies first."

Maybe that's the reason for the 'ex' part.  Haha, but I feel you girl.  I have a theory that guys aren't worth it until after they're twenty-five.  Before that they are just boys with cuties.  :)

Lillie GOLD said...
on Apr. 5 2011 at 11:40 am
Lillie GOLD, Omaha, Nebraska
16 articles 24 photos 23 comments

Favorite Quote:
"My gelding was sold to me as a gentlemen. He is. Whenever we go over a fence, he insists on ladies first."

That's so sweet and well written.  Without your careful choice of words it could have been clunky and unappealing.  But you pulled it off fantastically.

on Mar. 23 2011 at 11:54 am
LexieBehr BRONZE, Grimes, Iowa
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Favorite Quote:
Any emotion, if it is sincere, is involuntary.
Mark Twain

Your wording in your work is the best part!

love dreamer said...
on Mar. 15 2011 at 9:32 am
im insi(red) i love !!!!!!!!!! <3<3<3

Rain777 GOLD said...
on Mar. 14 2011 at 7:45 pm
Rain777 GOLD, ?Town, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
Be yourself, an original is always better than a copy! :D

Creatively, beautiful.(:

SchoolCrush7 said...
on Mar. 14 2011 at 5:24 pm
I really wish my ex-boyfriend was like that!  I mean, he gave me chocolates (don't get me wrong, I love chocolates), but I wish he would've done something a lot better like what you and Mark did!

on Mar. 14 2011 at 1:16 pm
StayClassy1 SILVER, Stockton, California
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Favorite Quote:
"Buy me food so i know it's real"



Loved it

on Mar. 14 2011 at 11:06 am
WritingAngel20 BRONZE, Ardmore, Alabama
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Favorite Quote:
"In order to suceed, your desire for success must be greater than your fear of failure" -Bill Cosby

Awww, that's so sweet. Nice story.


Kylee said...
on Feb. 20 2011 at 9:34 pm sweet. :) I wish my boyfriend was like that

on Feb. 20 2011 at 9:25 pm
PaRaNoRmAl627 GOLD, Mountainside, New Jersey
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Favorite Quote:
"Do what you want. If it's something you'll regret in the morning, sleep late."

so clever, so sweet, so innocent. very refreshing :) great piece, i loved it!

on Feb. 20 2011 at 5:32 pm
SuperPanda409 SILVER, State College, Pennsylvania
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Favorite Quote:
If this is love I don't wanna be loved.- Get Scared

‎We are made of love and all the beauty stemming from it. We are made of love and every fracture caused by the lack of it.- Sleeping At Last

that's the cutest thing i think i've ever heard.

day.dreamer. said...
on Feb. 20 2011 at 5:13 pm
Wow! this is absoublutly amazing!

mememelo said...
on Feb. 20 2011 at 2:33 pm
mememelo, Lamar, South Carolina
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wow this is beautiful i loved how you used colors to make the story.. i just love it!!