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Bright as Gold

Laughter is deep gold
It titters and chimes like a lovely bell
It smells like dew-sodden grass in the early morn

It tastes like rich vegetable soup
Warm and comforting and right
Laughter is a gentle caress on my face
Soft as a feather but firm as healthy wood
It shimmers magically in the air, so faint as to be unreal
It appears round and deep and swift
So large and yet so small
It curls up inside my chest
Strokes the heart so tenderly
And tells me the world will be right





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MercedesXO said...
Aug. 1, 2010 at 5:41 pm
i really enjoed this:) and you were soo right. i found it very soothing to say the least. good job
 
gymbabe This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Aug. 1, 2010 at 5:49 pm
Thanks! :D
 
Lonleydandy said...
Jul. 24, 2010 at 7:37 pm
That was absolutely wonderful!!!! You really did a fantastic job describing laughter!!!!
 
gymbabe This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Jul. 25, 2010 at 9:36 am
Thank you!  I love listening to people laugh, so I chose that as my topic.
 
Danica said...
Jul. 23, 2010 at 3:50 pm
This is great!  It totally captures the essence of laughter.  It's funny, I had to do an assignment just like this once and I chose laughter too :)  But just for the record, I like yours better, haha
 
gymbabe This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Jul. 24, 2010 at 1:33 pm
Haha that's cool!  Thanks! Although I'm sure yours was great too.
 
beautiful_but_torn said...
Jul. 14, 2010 at 9:41 pm

I dont think I've seen laughter described as vividly as You did.

You put it into words perfectly.

Good work darling.:]

 
gymbabe This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Jul. 14, 2010 at 9:46 pm
Thank you!  This was also a school assignment, I'm glad you liked it:)
 
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