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     She whispers in pink whispers.
He talks in deep ocean blues.
On the surface the yellow sun shines;
Beneath there is murky gray.

They had felt deep reds for each other
on a previous canvas.
However, it seems that both these painters
again lost their focus.

They had struggled with each other;
the palates were complete opposites.
They’d forgotten about the color wheel.
They didn’t pay close attention to what the other wanted.

They washed the palettes and cleaned the brushes;
they tried to start anew.
They pulled out fresh paint in different hues.

Except that somewhere along the way
things got off track.
Neither of them wanted to put their colors back.

Pale green doesn’t go with deep red.
Soft yellow doesn’t make fluorescent pink.
They tried to start over so many times before,
They had stained the once white sink.

Oils won’t mix with waters.
Pastels don’t match bold, bright colors.
They both sighed, turned to each other and said,
“This just isn’t working out;
let’s both try different canvases instead.”

This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.






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Nadia.A This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jul. 12, 2015 at 7:27 pm
That is such a beautiful idea! Definitely worthy of getting published! Congratulations :)
 
MissEmilyDickinson This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Oct. 10, 2014 at 9:58 am
:o Wow. I keep finding amazing and phenomenal poems and other writings. It's like finding treasure, to me. It makes me happy, haha. :) I'm so happy, that this got published. And though, I don't know when this was, congrats! You deserve it. :) I'm so happy for you. Your poem is just amazing. I love how it rhymes, now and then. It's just really powerful and descritptive and wonderful. In a way, your poem can be used for life too. But anyways, thank you for sharing this. Thank y... (more »)
 
NoraMehzad said...
Oct. 10, 2014 at 7:32 am
whoa! the concept is sooo amazing! u really deserve in getting published...
 
Laugh_Live_Write said...
Apr. 7, 2014 at 11:40 am
I love this poem! Congratulations on getting published!
 
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