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Stains of Blue MAG

By Callie Strickland BRONZE, Denver, Colorado
Callie Strickland BRONZE, Denver, Colorado
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Blue drips through the darkness of my dreams,
And trails through every word that spills onto my paper.
It dances through me and escapes into my vision.
The world turns as blue as my mind.
Green grassy meadows fade into oceans of endlessness,
And every face blurs as it dims into vague shades of nothing.
Yellow feelings are quickly erased as blue bleeds from my soul,
Destroying everything it dyes.
All signs of clarity are lost in this deep pool of reality,
And everyone is left swimming and gasping for what is left of the crisp

purple air.
Bright rosy shades of red and magnificent rainbows return only in

dreams now,
Which rarely visit.
But in time, such vivid colors are erased from even our dreams,
And the blueness fills every crack in the wall,
and every deserted room,
and every wondering mind.

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i love this so much!

on Feb. 17 2016 at 9:22 pm
Queen_of_Mediocrity BRONZE, Houston, Texas
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"If you don't know where you are going, any road will get you there." -The Cheshire Cat


on Sep. 4 2014 at 10:15 am
EmilytheBelleofA. DIAMOND, Athens, Georgia
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To love is to be vulnerable; Triumph is born out of struggle; We notice shadows most when they stand alone in the midst of overwhelming light.

This is aboslutely very beautiful and descriptive/vivid. I love that used colors, in your poem. In a way, I could connect to it a lot. I'm glad this is published in the magazine, and I wanted to say congrats! You deserve it. For this absolutely beautiful. I hope you know that you're wonderful writer and person. Thank you for sharing this! ^_^

on Mar. 17 2014 at 1:27 pm
taylorjonnelle SILVER, Ojai, California
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Favorite Quote:
"we're all alright" -That 70's show

This is wonderfully relatable. Using blue to describe sadness makes your poem so much more vivid. Your writing flows so easily, I hope to see more of your writing on here! i much enjoyed this. great job. :)

Lizzy17 BRONZE said...
on Dec. 9 2013 at 11:40 pm
Lizzy17 BRONZE, Cumberland, Rhode Island
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I loved it. I liked how you used colors to describe emotion, making it easier for the reader to experience the essence of the poem in a whole new way. Great job.

on Sep. 5 2013 at 7:58 am
Rubythegem PLATINUM, Fayetteville, Arkansas
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Favorite Quote:
"I know that I am intelligent, because I know that I know nothing."

Vivid imagery. I can really imagine the world truning blue! Great poem!

on Jun. 18 2013 at 7:55 pm
Falloutstrong, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Favorite Quote:
If you aren't in over your head, how do you know how tall you are?
- T.S. Eliot

This is amazing! I love how much the feelings you discribe with color is portrayed so clearly.