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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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momo43valol said...
on Oct. 18 2010 at 11:01 am

i really like the story


on Oct. 15 2010 at 7:26 am
PoetryButterfly123, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
0 articles 0 photos 19 comments

Favorite Quote:
"When your time comes to face one of life's obstacles, stay positive about it and prepare yourself for the big jump over it, because being negative about it is just gonna make it a hell of a lot harder to get one leg over it." - Me

Yor poem is great. although there are not many words it has alot of emotion. I've been through many difficult times in my life and i still cry constantly. thats why i turned to poetry.

JennH SILVER said...
on Oct. 10 2010 at 4:59 pm
JennH SILVER, Paramus, New Jersey
7 articles 0 photos 3 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Tough times never last, but tough people do." - Robert Schuller

this is amazing.

on Oct. 5 2010 at 3:25 pm
temptedrose SILVER, Kent, Washington
6 articles 0 photos 13 comments

Favorite Quote:
Be who you want to be!

This is really good. I can see through everything that you are explaining. And this piece is very descriptive. Nice work.

on Sep. 27 2010 at 8:02 pm
evdiamond BRONZE, Los Angeles, California
1 article 0 photos 3 comments
its veryy unique. good poem!

on Sep. 23 2010 at 9:35 pm
lovetowrite22 SILVER, ..., Colorado
5 articles 0 photos 37 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Everything happens for a reason."

Great poem! It's so descriptive and I love the way it's constructed together! And your purpose for writing this poem makes it seem even more real. Good job.=)

Please come view/rate/comment my work, but start from the bottom, that's where the best is.=)

on Sep. 14 2010 at 6:53 pm
Gothgirl BRONZE, Thomasville, North Carolina
4 articles 0 photos 9 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The one you love hurts you the most."

I love it and i want to read more.Don't stop keep writing.

on Sep. 4 2010 at 7:12 pm
Jellybean9898 PLATINUM, Glendale, California
34 articles 0 photos 42 comments

Favorite Quote:
"When nothing goes right, go left"-Anonymous
"Thank God men cannot fly, and lay waste to the sky as well as the Earth"-Henry David Thoreau

i love the description in this piece. pls check out my work if u get the chance. :)


on Aug. 13 2010 at 12:09 pm
ForeverFaith PLATINUM, Dansville, New York
20 articles 6 photos 9 comments

Favorite Quote:
"so this is how liberty dies, with a thunderous applause" -unknown

wow, this is amazing i love how poets look at things so much differently. i love your use of words

doodlemonkey said...
on Jul. 6 2010 at 11:23 am
doodlemonkey, La Palma, California
0 articles 19 photos 47 comments

Favorite Quote:
"One mans heart is greater than the mind of a genius." "In life people forget things but the most dangerous thing forgotten is who we are." "It takes skill to trip on flat surfaces." "One makes all the differences in the world." -all by me (hailey)

Your really good! :)

on Jul. 2 2010 at 10:23 am
writingsavedmylife SILVER, Livonia, Michigan
8 articles 0 photos 15 comments

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

I've recently come out of a somewhat slump in my life and this poem truly speaks to me. It's absolutely beautiful and every line made me go ''yes that's exactly what it's like" Very well done. 5 stars

on Jun. 29 2010 at 6:17 pm
ShenelleCrystal SILVER, M, New York
7 articles 0 photos 186 comments

Favorite Quote:
Laugh your heart out dance in the rain cherish the memories ignore the pain love + learn forget and forgive because remember you only have [one life to live] ♥

that was a really good short poem , well done . please check my work if you have a chance . :)

on Jun. 24 2010 at 7:32 pm
Haily_Jeanious BRONZE, Newark, Illinois
4 articles 0 photos 5 comments

Favorite Quote:
Don't do today what you will regret tomarrow.

This was a wonderfully short poem. And i mean that in a great way!! I dont like reading a poem (escpesssialy really looonng ones!!)  and not understanding them. you put alot of feeling in very little words... Good job! =)

on Jun. 17 2010 at 8:37 pm
ShenelleCrystal SILVER, M, New York
7 articles 0 photos 186 comments

Favorite Quote:
Laugh your heart out dance in the rain cherish the memories ignore the pain love + learn forget and forgive because remember you only have [one life to live] ♥

iLove ittttttt <3 ! Keep up the work ! :)

on Jun. 8 2010 at 8:43 pm
Babygurl_101 SILVER, N/A, California
8 articles 0 photos 118 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Angels are the quiet girls that just havent been noticed yet"
"The past is the past, and i am your futuer." (<3<3<3<3<3)

wow this poem is really good! short, but powerful! great job!! keep writting

excellent job

Amelia_38 said...
on May. 28 2010 at 12:47 pm
WOW!!!!! i love it awesome work i have peoms like this too

on May. 27 2010 at 5:43 pm
olympian-queen, Charleston, South Carolina
0 articles 0 photos 39 comments

Favorite Quote:
Yesterday is history. Tommorrow is a mystery. And today? Today is a gift that's why they call it the present.

i like it. i don't no what's going on but i do like the play on words and sounds of words throughout this poem.

jkcoolz SILVER said...
on May. 22 2010 at 8:42 pm
jkcoolz SILVER, Chesapeake, Virginia
5 articles 0 photos 8 comments

Favorite Quote:
“A guy walks up to me and asks 'What's Punk?'. So I kick over a garbage can and say 'That's punk!'. So he kicks over a garbage can and says 'That's Punk?', and I say 'No that's trendy!” billie joe armstrong

its like a bad thing that you cant quite see at first

on May. 19 2010 at 5:11 pm
starlight26 GOLD, Miramar, Florida
11 articles 7 photos 174 comments

Favorite Quote:
*life isnt about pretending to be something you're not. It about being who you are and finding someone
who loves every bit of it."

"Life's tradegy is that we get old too soon and wise too late"

I love it. I understand where its coming from. AMAZINGGG

meggers SILVER said...
on May. 19 2010 at 11:08 am
meggers SILVER, San Angelo, Texas
5 articles 0 photos 33 comments

Favorite Quote:
if u cant say something nice then dont say anything at all

its really good