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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 Oct. 31 2009 at 11:31 am
Robkingett PLATINUM, Tallahassee, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
When I was little they called me a liar, but now I'm grown up, they call me a writer.

dear god! i loved this work! it is so simple yet so briliant!

on Oct. 20 2009 at 7:38 pm
i think it's very deep and i luv the last 2 lines i feel like this sum times. keep up the good writeing

darkyfairy33 said...
on Oct. 8 2009 at 2:26 pm
awesome.....i really feel it....i lyk tha deepness

Sabryth GOLD said...
on Sep. 17 2009 at 10:34 am
Sabryth GOLD, Lawrence, Kansas
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whoa, look at all the comments! i really like this poem, it's really good.

on Jun. 28 2009 at 8:29 am
cheyenneduhon PLATINUM, Lumberton, Texas
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You are an insane writer im sooooo jealus!!!

Keep it up!!

Lonleydandy said...
on Jun. 27 2009 at 2:46 am
I can't fathom how AMAZING this poem is. This was one of the best poems that I have read, and trust me, I have read a lot

on Jun. 12 2009 at 11:26 pm
giggleygabberz101 SILVER, Surfside, Florida
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Four words: You are a writer

RiaRen SILVER said...
on Jun. 12 2009 at 4:29 pm
RiaRen SILVER, New Bothwell, Other
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you know, i have never thought about the color of crying and this has opened a whole new view of the way i see crying. i luv it and hope to read more.


on Jun. 6 2009 at 4:15 am
ShernayB. DIAMOND, Southfield, Michigan
62 articles 1 photo 881 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Some things will never change"---Tupac

I thought that this piece was very well written. It is also beautiful and has a lot of meaning. Great job!

~~If you have time, please check out my work. Leave a comment or rate if you wish.

on May. 19 2009 at 4:04 pm
hurting_real_bad SILVER, Conneaut, Ohio
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Favorite Quote:
“Yes I love him. I love him more than anything else in this world and there is nothing that I would like better than to hold on to him forever. But I know it's not for the best. So no matter how much my heart is going to break, I've got to let him go so he can know just how much I love him. Maybe if I'm lucky, he'll come back, but if not, I can make it through this.”

I like it a lot tho that sounds sad in comparison to all your other comments your good. I like to write but i cant do it the way you do, mines triggered by something i see or hear. Yours comes from the heart and i love it =) nice work

on May. 18 2009 at 8:02 pm
Tamara*Monta BRONZE, Warren, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
never regret sompthing that once made u smile

Great title that caught my to made me read this...

I like your interpretation of crying because to me its a since of renewal like it makes you feel at peace. I love the deepness of it all.

KiKi3 SILVER said...
on May. 13 2009 at 7:34 pm
KiKi3 SILVER, Toledo, Ohio
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I cry a lot but, I never thought about the color. Fantastic work!

Blood Rose said...
on May. 11 2009 at 2:49 am
Though the poetry doesn't say a spacific color it implies the deepness of 'the color of crying'. it was the best poetry i have read in a long time!!!

on May. 10 2009 at 6:45 pm

on Apr. 30 2009 at 10:09 am
Kumanga DIAMOND, Bethel, Alaska
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Favorite Quote:
Always Accept nd love urself for who u are!

Its pretty good

Catlady SILVER said...
on Apr. 28 2009 at 7:02 pm
Catlady SILVER, Tulsa, Oklahoma
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You make it real!

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on Apr. 21 2009 at 11:26 pm
This is amazing and i love how you relate the title... it's called "the color of crying" but you dont mention any typical colors, you use more of the idea of a color. love it

on Apr. 20 2009 at 3:30 am
Cassie PLATINUM, Delisle, Other
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on Apr. 19 2009 at 2:24 am
that was really good, capturd the essence of crying. PLz check out my work!!! :)