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Paints with Words

My paintbrush repressed
syllables hushed, no words needed
The wings of each stroke are strong
My spirit flies free
I imagine
the cooing of a collared dove in the linden tree...
offering peace
As if nothing happened

The vibrant colors vibrate with the excitement of possibilities
Painting is as if my fingers reach,
for the moonbeams to light my way to the night sky
filling my hand with shining stars

Spring strokes her self-portrait
upon the meadow canvas with rainbow paint
And I forget it was me
Who released my watercolor emotions



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StrangeJade This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jul. 18, 2011 at 6:54 pm
Very vivid. I like it a lot. :)
 
HaleyDRog. said...
Jul. 16, 2011 at 6:51 pm
You have so much imagery in this! I loved it!
 
booklover04 said...
Jul. 14, 2011 at 3:30 pm
i love how you interwove painting with emotions and real life things, loved the concept and approach behind the poem :) nice job!
 
emanmkhan replied...
Jul. 14, 2011 at 7:50 pm
Thank you! I read your poem too and I fell in love with it. Great job!!! Keep up the talent
 
samiasaskia24 replied...
Jul. 14, 2011 at 10:41 pm
when ever you can coment on my work, since I am new only now are people reading my things. It is really helpful!!!! I really love your poetry!
 
samiasaskia24 replied...
Jul. 14, 2011 at 10:41 pm
ALL YOUR POETRY!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
emanmkhan replied...
Jul. 15, 2011 at 6:52 am
Thank you! And I'm new too. I joined about 3 months ago. It's great that all these people are giving comments and feedback in a positive manner :)
 
NinjaGirl This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jul. 14, 2011 at 3:16 pm
Wow. This is great! I love your descriptive words and metaphors. You, my friend, are a talented poet! :)
 
emanmkhan replied...
Jul. 14, 2011 at 7:52 pm
Thank you! I love your poems and word choice. You take something simple and put deeper meaning to it. It's great that someone gave me a new perspective towards things. :)
 
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