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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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on Aug. 7 2011 at 11:13 am
Dontcloseyoureyes PLATINUM, San Tan Valley, Arizona
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Favorite Quote:
" Someday i will find someone and realize why it never worked with anyone else."

it has a lot of mean not only to you but to the people that read it!great job!

on Jul. 31 2011 at 7:48 pm
trytobepretty1 BRONZE, Sutter Creek, California
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Favorite Quote:
First they came for the communists,
and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a communist.

Then they came for the trade unionists,
and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a trade unionist.

Then they came for the Jews,
and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a Jew.

Then they came for me
and there was no one left to speak out for me.

this is beautiful.

on Jul. 31 2011 at 7:24 pm
tarynpie BRONZE, Scottsdale, Arizona
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wow! this is fantastic and beautiful. it flows so nicely and really grasps my heart. congrats on this work of art

on Jul. 11 2011 at 1:43 pm
ElleNicole BRONZE, St. Louis, Missouri
2 articles 0 photos 107 comments

Favorite Quote:
"My role in society, or any artist's or poet's role, is to try and express what we all feel. Not to tell people how to feel. Not as a preacher, not as a leader, but as a reflection of us all."

Wow, this is really really good! I love it!

Check out my work?

on Jun. 17 2011 at 8:23 pm
Lola_Black GOLD, Harrison, Michigan
11 articles 2 photos 276 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I've always been famous. It's just everybody's just now finding out." --Lady Gaga

Wow, that was beautiful. The words really painted the picture. And, it actually does give off a sense of renewal and beautiful

on Jun. 17 2011 at 8:55 am
WaterGirl23 BRONZE, Nutley, New Jersey
4 articles 5 photos 47 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them." -William Shakespeare


on May. 26 2011 at 10:11 am
Monkee63 SILVER, Independence, Kentucky
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Favorite Quote:
"I want to feel my life while I'm in it"- Meryl Streep
"Live, Life Love"
"Everybody wants happiness, nobody wants pain, but you can't have a rainbow without a little rain."

really love this poem...

on May. 26 2011 at 12:37 am
PerfectMGymnast DIAMOND, Parker, Colorado
57 articles 25 photos 633 comments

Favorite Quote:
"If you don't leap you'lll never know what it's like to fly"

simple yet beautiful! i luv it!!!

on May. 25 2011 at 9:03 am
beautifulxdisaster GOLD, Parma, Ohio
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i love this:)

on May. 4 2011 at 9:49 pm
rhrlovez2rox BRONZE, Conroe, Texas
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wow i LOVED tha it was amazing and so unique!!!!!

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on May. 2 2011 at 10:48 am
i like donuuts, but that's not a happy poem at all it's all right though. i like it

on Apr. 22 2011 at 1:17 pm
AndySixxLover GOLD, Weatherford, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
These violent delights have violent ends and in there triumph die like fire and powder in witch their kiss consume

I love it!

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on Apr. 13 2011 at 1:34 pm
omg tht was soo goood!!!! :)

on Apr. 1 2011 at 4:02 pm
Neon_Gypsy_Blood BRONZE, Idaho Falls, Idaho
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Favorite Quote:
Do or do not, there is no try.
~Master Yoda~

This is a beautiful poem... And what you said about it in the green quotations really does help the poem make more sense and see  the positive side of the poem! I liked reading it! keep up the good work!

on Mar. 29 2011 at 6:08 pm
angelinagirl SILVER, Silverton, Oregon
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Favorite Quote:
He not busy being born
is busy dying.
- Bob Dylan


Whatever one loves, is


I'm a paranoic, baby, so I hope you don't make the mistake of laboring under false impression that you are talking to a sane person.
- Tennessee Williams

i love this. i like how you can make a short poem have so much meaning, it's a pleasure reading your work =]

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on Mar. 25 2011 at 2:31 pm
meg992 BRONZE, Eatontown, New Jersey
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Favorite Quote:
Do not dwell in the past, Do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment


That was really deep, but also really good

on Mar. 2 2011 at 4:24 pm
random3rainbow SILVER, Montpelier, Ohio
6 articles 0 photos 41 comments

Favorite Quote:
be the change you want to see in this world

so much meaning in so little words

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on Feb. 27 2011 at 7:38 pm
Alondra BRONZE, Edmonds, Washington
3 articles 0 photos 7 comments

Favorite Quote:
If you love something let it go, if it comes back it was meant to be

wow this is really deep

But good really good

on Feb. 24 2011 at 9:21 am
Gilbert, BRONZE, Houston, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
"Impossible is Impossible"

WOW. excellent expression and use of words. Pls Critic my work