Yellow and Brown MAG

By Rachael R., Dacula, GA

     i am nothing. (but a little yellow sundress and brown feet slapping down cottage woods court

under a sloppily painted sunset,

which drips through magnolia trees and eases into open windows and competes with

the devilish blue flicker of

the TV and seeps into the bones, the inner architecture of millions of bodies plus one yellow dress skipping up dusty stairs;

the sunset slams into warm asphalt; could for one moment, dangling wet and heavy from an eyelash, could there be the time

i caught perfection in a jar - it sat there all winter

accumulating dust

then i let go - )





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i love this so much!

MissMia SILVER said...
on Jul. 25 2015 at 5:17 pm
MissMia SILVER, Williamsburg, Virginia
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Favorite Quote:
“She feels like kicking out all the windows
And setting fire to this life
She could change everything about her using colors bold and bright” -Dave Matthews

You're a very strong writer, great job!

on Feb. 23 2013 at 2:41 pm
ChrisJ PLATINUM, Rochester, New York
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Favorite Quote:
"Man must evolve for all human conflict a method which rejects revenge, aggression and retaliation. The foundation of such a method is love.”
- Martin Luther King Jr.

Very moving, good flow, and great imagery, good job!

Amelie13 GOLD said...
on Jun. 18 2009 at 6:50 pm
Amelie13 GOLD, Burlington, Iowa
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Favorite Quote:
"Yet ah! why should they know their fate? 
Since sorrow never comes too late, 
And happiness too swiftly flies. 
Thought would destroy their paradise. 
No more; where ignorance is bliss, 
'Tis folly to be wise." - Thomas Gray, exerpt from 'An Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard'

I don't really know why... but this poem really makes me want to cry too...

Mandilee GOLD said...
on Jun. 6 2009 at 7:56 pm
Mandilee GOLD, Sierra Madre, California
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Wow. This strikes a nerve and makes me want to cry for some reason... I love the ending. I agree. Nice imagery.

snc947 GOLD said...
on May. 3 2009 at 8:30 pm
snc947 GOLD, Swansboro, North Carolina
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I love the poem you've written. Keep writing Rachael!

on Apr. 12 2009 at 8:12 pm
runningincircles SILVER, Graham, North Carolina
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This is amazing

Elisha said...
on Dec. 12 2008 at 10:56 pm
I love this poem! It draws up so much imagery, and it's written phenomenally. It's one of my all-time favorites.


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