Yarborough Yellow

February 19, 2011
By IsobelFree DIAMOND, Hamilton, Other
IsobelFree DIAMOND, Hamilton, Other
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Favorite Quote:
"As long as there is open road, the familiar has the most formidable competitor." - Anonymous


We went to the fair once,
Alice and I -
we snuck there
when it set up
down the street.
We watched it go up -
the bare bones of rickety roller coasters
stacking up like vertebrae;
racks of pink-cloud cotton candy
hung up in stalls.
We stole some,
Alice and I,
when the guy manning the stall
walked into the alley
to light up.
We only stole one bag,
one bag of soft pink and blue
sugar that melted on the insides
of our cheeks,
but that bag was sweet as hell.
We weren't allowed to go to the fair
once it was done,
but that night we could hear it,
the neon-glitter soundtrack
of screams and pop music
drowning out the sound
of my sister's breathing.


The author's comments:
We had to do a writing practice in Lit class where we picked a colour and wrote a piece based on it. The synesthete in me went NUTS - I LOVED this writing practice. To see the colour I based this piece off of, click on the link in the first comment.

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on Jan. 5 2012 at 1:30 pm
IsobelFree DIAMOND, Hamilton, Other
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Favorite Quote:
"As long as there is open road, the familiar has the most formidable competitor." - Anonymous

Thank you so much! :) I really appreciate it!

on Aug. 5 2011 at 1:34 pm
Thesilentraven PLATINUM, Mableton, Georgia
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Favorite Quote:
"il piu nell' uno," (according to Emerson, an Italian expression for beauty)

"Unable are the loved to die, for love is immortality" ~Emily Dickinson

"The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain"
~Kahlil Gibran

Wow, what a wonderful practice for writing poetry! I've never heard of anything very much like it, so I ought to try it out.

I love your poem; it flows well, and reads easily. The story itself combined with the brief lines which tell it create a nice and memorable effect. "Sweet as hell," that's a good way to describe such memories!



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