The Colors of Love MAG

By Milan Harden, Battle Creek, MI

Red is the color I turned when Mark Adams first kissed me on the cheek. I said I most certainly did not like him, and he said he could prove I was lying. He knew a special test. By changing colors I failed the test, and he couldn’t stop laughing.

Orange was the color of our fingertips when we finished a family-sized bag of Cheetos. We stayed up all night watching “Star Wars” movies. Mark couldn’t believe I’d never seen a George Lucas film. We didn’t eat popcorn because he had lost his popcorn-popping privileges. He didn’t tell me why; he just said it was a dark day in the Adams household.

Yellow daffodils were pushing up from the ground when he took me to the park, saying we must “celebrate spring.” He brought an enormous red kite, the kind that has a tail with ribbons. As we sat in the grass, he undid the sun-colored ribbon in my brown hair, adding it to the tail of the kite. We ran all around the park to keep our kite flying, the ribbons waving.

Green was the color of Mark’s face after we rode the biggest roller coaster in the amusement park. He’s afraid of them, but he rode it anyway to prove that he was “man enough,” I guess. When the ride was over, he dashed to the nearest trash can, emptying his stomach. So much for manhood. I couldn’t stop laughing. That is, until he said if I didn’t stop, he’d kiss me on the mouth. Barf kiss: gross!

Blue envelopes are tied up with string in a shoebox under my bed. Love letters Mark left in my locker, signed, “Your secret admirer, Mark.” I told him signing his name defeated the purpose of a secret admirer, but he said he didn’t care.

Indigo ink on the palm of his hand where he wrote “I love you.” I kissed his palm, and all of his fingers, before settling on his mouth.

Violet roses I received a week before our anniversary. We never exchanged gifts on that day. He said red ones were overdone. “Besides,” he added, “violet is the color of passion.” He waggled his eyebrows, and I laughed, hitting him lightly on the arm.

The colors of the rainbow are the ties that bring Mark and me together. Growing ever stronger, they portray our love.



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on Mar. 22 2012 at 12:04 pm
kyrireese GOLD, Dallas, Texas
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The imagery ruled this article. I love it.

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on Mar. 22 2012 at 10:57 am
mollyb SILVER, North Huntingdon, Pennsylvania
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This is amazing! Great work, I loved it!

Pixie chic said...
on Mar. 22 2012 at 10:19 am
This is beautiful and sweet! Nice job.

on Feb. 29 2012 at 1:07 pm
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This is beautiful(:

on Feb. 7 2012 at 6:13 pm
otherpoet SILVER, Wayland, Massachusetts
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This made me smile, so sweet, so touching, great job!

aem312 BRONZE said...
on Feb. 7 2012 at 5:40 pm
aem312 BRONZE, Richmond, Massachusetts
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I really like this. The concept was beautiful. I loved the colors.

on Feb. 7 2012 at 5:36 pm
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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 risk must be taken, because the greatest hazard in life is to risk nothing at all."

I agree:) It made me smile as I imagined a young couple truly in love:) It filled my cheeks with warmth and delight. Towards the end, I nearly began to cry. I was so sad....well...I suppose in a GOOD way if you know what I mean:)

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on Feb. 7 2012 at 2:15 pm
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I also LOVE the picture!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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on Feb. 7 2012 at 2:14 pm
james14 BRONZE, Charlotte, North Carolina
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This is so gorgeous!!!!!!!!!! Keep writing!

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on Feb. 7 2012 at 1:52 pm
Kipitama GOLD, Council Bluffs, Iowa
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I know I'm like, totally one of the last people to post, but this was an amazing story. Just beautiful. It had a really easy flow and I had fun reading it. I could picture it all and completely understand that kind of love. Absolutely bonito. :)

on Feb. 7 2012 at 7:28 am
GingerLily BRONZE, Aulnay-sur-Mauldre, Other
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"A dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world" - Oscar Wilde

That's gorgeous and such a beautiful way of describing love. . .

on Jan. 16 2012 at 4:21 pm
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I'm really not a fan of romance but this was really well done!

on Jan. 16 2012 at 3:15 pm
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this story is so beautiful i love it

on Jan. 16 2012 at 12:21 am
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Come check out my profile and read my articles when you can comment on what you thought about the story. Thank you for your time

on Dec. 25 2011 at 1:41 pm
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Ths is such a great touching and happy story adore it.

on Dec. 3 2011 at 6:00 pm
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Awesome

 


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on Nov. 11 2011 at 5:19 pm
ashleyn PLATINUM, Zeeland, Michigan
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Awwww that's soo cute....wish it wasn't fiction! (: It's really good (:

 


on Nov. 11 2011 at 4:50 pm
rainbowgirl BRONZE, Ijamsville, Maryland
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so So SO SO SO sweet! LOVE it love

on Nov. 11 2011 at 4:42 pm
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Favorite Quote:
"Love is like swallowing hot chocolate before it has cooled off. It takes you by surprise at first, but keeps you warm for a long time." - Anonymous

"Love starts with a smile, grows with a kiss and ends with a tear." - Anonymous

I know I'm the 320th person to comment on this, but you really did an amazing job. I love the original idea of using colors to tie two people together. I also love how your article is "non-cliched," so to speak. So many romance articles on this website have the same conflicts, the same ideas, the same worn out settings and plots. It gets pretty boring. Thanks for you article. It really added some color and spice to Teen Ink.  =+)  Keep on writing!  <><




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