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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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BmmsKP said...
on Mar. 2 2010 at 9:39 am
Good Poem.

bmmscj said...
on Mar. 2 2010 at 8:34 am
This is so heart breaking.

TNT25 SILVER said...
on Feb. 28 2010 at 2:57 pm
TNT25 SILVER, Johnstown, Ohio
9 articles 0 photos 31 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Pain is just weakness leaving the body"

Love the poem and i love the title.

on Feb. 19 2010 at 2:42 pm
Ellie.M. PLATINUM, Santa Paula, California
47 articles 1 photo 133 comments
wow this is really good.! I have a lot of poems that are like this please check them out and tell me how u like them.! :)

on Feb. 18 2010 at 7:07 pm
JaquambiaC. BRONZE, Jacksonville, Florida
1 article 0 photos 4 comments

Favorite Quote:
Only the strong survive

i really like this poem i can connect to the feelinq in many ways.

on Feb. 18 2010 at 10:42 am
AndThisIsReal PLATINUM, Broadalbin, New York
31 articles 0 photos 81 comments

Favorite Quote:
Dans chaque fil il y a un debut.

I love this! Its short, simple and yet at the same time incredibly insightful and creative. Lovely. Please feel free to browse through my work sometime. Thanks, AnThisIsReal. :)

on Feb. 17 2010 at 8:57 am
PoetLaureate07 PLATINUM, Aberdeen, Mississippi
32 articles 0 photos 246 comments

Favorite Quote:
To love is to risk not being loved in return. To hope is to risk pain. To try is to risk failure, but the greatest hazard in life is to risk nothing..

it's pretty....

on Feb. 9 2010 at 4:57 pm
MoandBrowniegirl SILVER, Toronto, Other
7 articles 3 photos 39 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Reach high, for stars lie hidden in your soul; dig deep, for every dream preceeds the goal."

This is a lovely poem. You're so right about crying; I'd never thought of it that way. But it's perfect. So thank you for making lfe a little simpler. I'm a big fan :)

Lappele BRONZE said...
on Feb. 9 2010 at 2:40 pm
Lappele BRONZE, Nashville, Tennessee
1 article 0 photos 6 comments

Favorite Quote:
" Everybody has matter where we are, or who we're with, there are decisions to be made."

short and sweet, and emotional

i guess they say short words have the most impact...

but great job!

on Feb. 3 2010 at 4:20 pm
SammehGoesRawr, Lindenwold, New Jersey
0 articles 0 photos 5 comments

Favorite Quote:
I am above the weakness of seeking to establish a sequence of cause and effect, between the disaster and the atrocity.

i know exactly what you mean

kenna2013 GOLD said...
on Jan. 31 2010 at 12:55 pm
kenna2013 GOLD, Corinth, Kentucky
12 articles 0 photos 107 comments

Favorite Quote:
"love begins with a smile,grows with a kiss,and ends with a teardrop."

This is so great and i know exactly what you meant about it renewing you....I love it and please keep writing

Sync. GOLD said...
on Jan. 27 2010 at 10:09 pm
Sync. GOLD, Diamond Back, California
17 articles 0 photos 8 comments

Favorite Quote:
"A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new. " -Albert Einstein

i absolutly love it, its great but i bet you alreay new that :)

aha so itd be uber great if yu took a look at some of my work and gave your oppinion!

on Jan. 27 2010 at 2:20 pm
SarClark BRONZE, NC, Connecticut
2 articles 0 photos 534 comments
I like it, but how come a lot of poems writen are like depressing?? I read the description so I get it and all but I wish there was more cheer.

on Jan. 27 2010 at 9:23 am
Shirley_R_K SILVER, Liberty, South Carolina
9 articles 0 photos 11 comments

Favorite Quote:
But sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you, yet with gentleness and reverence.
-1 Peter 3:15

LOVE IT! Its sooo good and to the point! My work JUST got through to the site, so please check it out, still waiting to hear about the mag though. . .

on Jan. 8 2010 at 8:21 pm
silent-one BRONZE, Chicago, Illinois
4 articles 0 photos 18 comments

Favorite Quote:
things arent always as they seem.

i agree i loved this poem too. very talented

on Jan. 5 2010 at 7:21 pm
DustyCheyanne<3 SILVER, Excelsior Springs, Missouri
7 articles 3 photos 36 comments

Favorite Quote:
Its going to hurt, before it feels better. Trust me.. Its worth it.

This is absolutely amazing!

Your a very talented writer, and i hope you never stop!


on Jan. 5 2010 at 12:29 pm
despurlock DIAMOND, Morgantown, West Virginia
79 articles 0 photos 179 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The heart has its reasons which reason does not know." -Pascal, Pensees, 1670

Beautiful! I love the power of the words and the captivating title! This is very very very worthy of being published :) Great work!

P.S. I'd love it if you'd read/comment some of my poems! Thanks so much! Happy writing :) Again, great work! Flawless!

on Jan. 4 2010 at 9:55 pm
life_of_a_leaf PLATINUM, Morris Plains, New Jersey
22 articles 0 photos 19 comments

Favorite Quote:
"We're all just kids who grew up way too fast" - The Cab

very creative. i also liked the title

on Dec. 24 2009 at 6:48 pm
sany.lastflame PLATINUM, Frederick, Colorado
33 articles 16 photos 255 comments
this is a really good poem i love it short but gets to the piont and i like that it has great emotion and strength.

Tambers BRONZE said...
on Dec. 20 2009 at 6:51 pm
Tambers BRONZE, Albrightsville, Pennsylvania
4 articles 5 photos 2 comments
This is really good