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The Color of Crying MAG

December 14, 2008
By Andie BRONZE, Nampa, Idaho
Andie BRONZE, Nampa, Idaho
1 article 0 photos 5 comments

Dim and dark
on sunken wings
the melting glow
of tears on skin
and dint of pressure
grasping spare
and turning raw
those gaping eyes
stinging the sight
of what is right in front of us.

The author's comments:
Though this is a poem about crying, I don't see it as a specifically negative way. I wrote this after a difficult time in my life, where the crying was not only about grief, but a sense of renewal and clearing my vision. Thank you for reading.

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This article has 227 comments.

Escaped GOLD said...
on Mar. 28 2009 at 11:26 pm
Escaped GOLD, Litchfield, Illinois
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Favorite Quote:
"Lets go make daisy chains in the grass, but only if its 74 degrees or above. I would like to fall in love with you." (:

I love it dear. It has its own.. personal charm, let's say?

The title is what caught my eye. "The Color of Crying" very unique and its quite attetion grabbing if I do say so myself. Wonderful word usage. I love it. Nothing more to be said. :) I'll look forward to hear more from you.

-Porsha C.

on Mar. 26 2009 at 7:30 pm
Wow. It's brief and straight to the point but makes so much sense at the same time.

on Mar. 20 2009 at 12:52 am
writingsavedmylife SILVER, Livonia, Michigan
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Favorite Quote:
"We've got this gift of love, but love is like a precious plant. You can't just accept it and leave it in a cupboard or just think it's going to get on by itself. You've got to keep watering it. You've got to really look after it and nurture it." - John Lennon

"In my end is my beginning."... - T.S. Eliot

Writing about a situation that everyone can relate to in some way is the sign of a real poet. I loved this. Such a perfect description. Just wow.

MoMo715 SILVER said...
on Mar. 19 2009 at 6:13 pm
MoMo715 SILVER, Immokalee, Florida
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There so many emotions when crying, I it that love someone wrote about it. Not the emotions but the colors in it.

on Mar. 19 2009 at 12:15 pm
kidnapINcolor GOLD, Annapolis, Maryland
13 articles 3 photos 6 comments

Favorite Quote:
"'Cautse I'm awesome, no you're not dude don't like!"

Instead of sit here and tell you about how this poem has affected me and how crying is so easy to relate with, I'll tell you that this was a small work of genius. I can relate to it, and so can many other people, and that's what makes a great author or poet. Keep writing, and I'll keep reading.

on Mar. 18 2009 at 6:48 pm
emogurl63092 BRONZE, Lafayette, Indiana
1 article 0 photos 2 comments
I really really liked this!

on Mar. 18 2009 at 4:51 am
EverFate SILVER, Los Alamos, New Mexico
6 articles 0 photos 2 comments
I love the title... There are so many colors of crying, and your name for the piece is absolutely beautiful. It inspires so much!

Darkened said...
on Mar. 16 2009 at 4:10 pm
Im not really a crier though i might do me good to cry once in awhile but if i cried every time i was hurt surly i'd always be crying.Though i like this poem because its interesting i cant related. Still good work.

on Mar. 15 2009 at 5:30 am
lexikeys247 SILVER, Forks, Washington
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i loved this!

on Mar. 14 2009 at 8:26 pm
i read alot of poetry but i really like yours.i relate to it, i have been going through time and cry alot

i enjoy knowing im not the only one

your comment was really cool and your right

on Mar. 13 2009 at 12:33 am
LittleFox SILVER, Hasa, Other
7 articles 0 photos 2 comments
i think i didnt really cry in a long while of time, i now know what crying really is: Emotive

on Mar. 7 2009 at 11:28 pm
Kitti-Chan PLATINUM, Wichita, Kansas
22 articles 0 photos 12 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Accept what you can't change. Change what you can't accept."

Love it so so true!!

on Mar. 6 2009 at 6:45 pm
twilightprincess SILVER, Marysville, Pennsylvania
6 articles 0 photos 3 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Sometimes its the smallest decisions that can change your life forever." Keri Russell

Love it, and its very very true!

on Mar. 6 2009 at 3:04 am
Amer-Nae PLATINUM, Maynard, Arkansas
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Favorite Quote:
Why try to fit in when you were born to stand out?

This poem has to be the most true thing I have read yet

on Mar. 5 2009 at 8:37 pm
WHOiNEED2B BRONZE, Tigerton, Wisconsin
1 article 0 photos 8 comments
I love your poem. As of today I can relate to this.

on Mar. 5 2009 at 8:21 pm
iAmTheStardust PLATINUM, Moon Twp., Pennsylvania
36 articles 1 photo 94 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The prettiest flowers grow in the biggest pile of manure."

woah, youre good!

jomoziss said...
on Mar. 5 2009 at 5:09 pm
I really related to this. Your talented. :) nice work.

on Mar. 3 2009 at 8:27 pm
kissingdawn331 SILVER, Palatine, Illinois
5 articles 0 photos 60 comments

Favorite Quote:
"when your hourglass runs out of sand you can't flip it over and start again."(changes weekly so check next weeks l8er)

luv it! I luv the title i agree with IGetIt

on Mar. 3 2009 at 12:46 am
KennisLora GOLD, Palm Harbor, Florida
10 articles 2 photos 9 comments

Favorite Quote:
A hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is braver five minutes longer. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

the only part I didn't like was "and dint of pressure"

-is that supposed to be hint?

otherwise loved it.

on Mar. 2 2009 at 3:40 pm
Sydney(: BRONZE, N/a, New Hampshire
4 articles 0 photos 47 comments
Very very good