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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 Feb. 16 2011 at 2:57 pm
Charlotte Lee PLATINUM, New York City, New York
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Wow your poem is so powerful! You rhyme beautifully and your word choice is amazing!

on Feb. 5 2011 at 12:17 am
ToPonJah DIAMOND, San Diego, California
50 articles 0 photos 86 comments

Favorite Quote:
"So shines a good deed , in a weary world." -William Shakespeare
"I don't know..." -Bill Cosby
"STOMP, STOMP, SLAM!!!" -George Lopez

Wow, a lot of people really like your poem! So few use of words and yet hundreds were written because of it! The title is cute, in fact, that's what made me click on it to stop and read it! It was definitly worth the read!

WriterGeek<3 said...
on Jan. 31 2011 at 9:47 pm
I loved that you used such forceful and intense words that you created a vivid picture. I loved the line "on sunken wing". Good job.

on Jan. 26 2011 at 5:08 pm
thinkofsomethingbetter GOLD, Tallmadge, Ohio
10 articles 0 photos 35 comments

Favorite Quote:
in short, being vegen just makes you better then everyone else.
- scott pilgrim vs the world. best movie ever!

this is simpy amazing. in such few words you told a story that alot of people (including me) can relate to. thank you for writing it!

on Jan. 25 2011 at 9:02 am
RainBowSkittles13 GOLD, Lemont Frnc., Pennsylvania
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Favorite Quote:
The key to happiness is always looking down the path of goodness. -Teresa S. Livi
Don't Cry Over Someone That Won't Cry Over You

No Guy Is Worth Your Tears & When You Find The One That Is He Won't Make You Cry

If You Really Love Something Set It Free.
If It Comes Back It's Yours, If Not It Wasn't Meant To Be

Some Day You'll Cry For Me Like I Cried For You,
Some Day You'll Miss Me Like I Missed You,
Some Day You'll Need Me Like I Needed You,
Some Day You'll Love Me But I Won't Love You

Time will make you forget me but time will make me love you more than before.

If I never met you, I wouldn't like you. If I didn't like you I wouldn't love you.
If I didn't love you I wouldn't miss you, but I did, I do and I will.

My heart longs for you, my soul dies for you,
my eyes cry for you, my empty arms reach out for you.

Forget who hurt you yesterday,
But don't forget who loves you tenderly today.

Love can make you happy but often times it hurts,
but love is only special when you give it to who its worth.

Boyfriends come and go, but friends are forever.

The hardest part of loving someone is knowing when to let go,
and knowing when to say goodbye.

No pleassure, no expressions just an illusion of what should of but wasnt.

I hate you for not letting me have you.

Forget the times he walked by, Forget the times he made you cry,
Forget the times he spoke your name, Remember now your not the same.
Forget the times he held your hand, Forget the sweet things if you can,
Forget the times & Don't pretend, Remember now he's just your friend.

The day you finally decide to love me will be the day
after the day I have given up on chasing you

I hate to see the one I love happy with somebody
but I surely hate it more to see the one I love unhappy with me...

I had a dream and it was about you ...
I smiled and recalled the memories we had ...
then I noticed a tear fell from my eyes ... you know why?
Coz in my dream you kissed me and said goodbye ...

This was a very touching poem. I  can relate to this poem very well.

Angel_17 said...
on Jan. 1 2011 at 1:24 pm
Angel_17, Tucson, Arizona
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ths really made me think and visualize the poem. its awesome:) 

on Dec. 23 2010 at 6:38 pm
Jozel Johnson BRONZE, Scarborough, Other
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this is so sweet and it makes so much t0 me this is good

on Dec. 9 2010 at 8:34 am
that was so touching and yet so true

MRose911 GOLD said...
on Dec. 1 2010 at 10:32 pm
MRose911 GOLD, Paradise, Utah
17 articles 10 photos 107 comments

Favorite Quote:
"No boy is worth crying over and the one who is won't make you cry." - Sarah Kane


on Dec. 1 2010 at 5:17 pm
secrets_of_silence GOLD, Gisborne, Other
12 articles 0 photos 439 comments

Favorite Quote:
life had i loved the more
had it but passed away
as quietly as the day
ebbs from the darkening star.

-emanuel litvinoff

hey your poem is exquiste it captures the saddness the painful realease yet it also shows the happiness or joy caused by the realease it gives you.

well done it is difficult to get so many feelings into such a short poem

lyndz14 said...
on Dec. 1 2010 at 4:07 pm
I could feel the sorrow.

Photo_97 said...
on Dec. 1 2010 at 3:52 pm
Photo_97, Ct., Connecticut
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beautifuly writen

keep it up :D

cregoni said...
on Dec. 1 2010 at 2:02 pm
It seems that you're an underwriter, and although your vocabu;ary is beautiful. I think it would be awesome if you rewrote this and use small moments, try writing more. Overall, very powerful and deep. I enjoyed!

anne.Brooke said...
on Dec. 1 2010 at 7:02 am
anne.Brooke, Mumbai, Other
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Favorite Quote:
I'd rather be hated for who I am, than loved for who I'm not.
-Kurt Cobain

beautiful description :)

on Nov. 9 2010 at 9:55 pm
The_Squirrel GOLD, Port Alberni, Other
15 articles 0 photos 36 comments

Favorite Quote:
I will because I can, I can because I want to, I want to becasue you said I couldn't.

I have to agree, completely. This is kool, cool, kewl and cuul. I love it.

on Nov. 9 2010 at 6:44 pm
silence-is-loud GOLD, Chicago, Illinois
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Favorite Quote:


Aeryka BRONZE said...
on Nov. 8 2010 at 3:13 pm
Aeryka BRONZE, San Antonio, Texas
3 articles 0 photos 7 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Armadillos lurk in your toaster" " Holy kitty-cow, hi!!!"

the titles so touching

on Nov. 5 2010 at 8:59 am
Lover_that_Hates DIAMOND, Reynolds, Georgia
76 articles 0 photos 118 comments

Favorite Quote:
"She was fascinated with words. To her words were things of beauty, each like a magical powder or potion that could be combinded with other words to create powerful spells." From: Lighting(By: Dean Koontz)

I like this, the concept is new (to me anyway) & Ive never really though of it that way so... Kool, very Kool!

MaydayMaci said...
on Nov. 3 2010 at 6:20 am
this poem is excellent i love it i usually write about love and music but this gives me more ideas to write about i mean they cryin and how it is based on crying.

on Oct. 18 2010 at 4:33 pm
i love is poem!!! keep up the GREAT work!!!!!!!!!! :)