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By Marie A., Rock Island, IL

     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.”



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i love this so much!

on Jul. 12 2015 at 7:27 pm
Nadia.A PLATINUM, North Vancouver, Other
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Favorite Quote:
"Find what you love and let it kill you." -Charles Bukowski

That is such a beautiful idea! Definitely worthy of getting published! Congratulations :)

on Oct. 10 2014 at 9:58 am
EmilytheBelleofA. DIAMOND, Athens, Georgia
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To love is to be vulnerable; Triumph is born out of struggle; We notice shadows most when they stand alone in the midst of overwhelming light.

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on Oct. 10 2014 at 7:32 am
NoraMehzad, Dhaka, Other
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Favorite Quote:
"Every time you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing."
-Mother Teresa.
"A person can never be said beautiful by their looks, or by their talks but by, how they are."
-Markus Zusak.

whoa! the concept is sooo amazing! u really deserve in getting published...

on Apr. 7 2014 at 11:40 am
Laugh_Live_Write BRONZE, Mukilteo, Washington
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Favorite Quote:
"All our dreams can come true, if only we have the courage to pursue them." -Walt Disney

I love this poem! Congratulations on getting published!


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