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Life is like painting a picture
Adding colors, mixing them, to create a masterpiece
I pick up a brush and dab it into some yellow
Yellow is the background, it says I am happy
But then you smear some gray saying,
I am not perfect, we all have flaws
I wash the brush
Washing the colors is like trying to take away
Tragic memories
But all the paint doesn't wash away, like the pain and the hurt.
Then I put the brush in purple paint and create a musical note
The musical note sings a song
The song is upbeat,
But then switches to a song that you can fall asleep to
I combine a soft blue to the painting
It's calm, relaxed and chuckles every once in a while.
I slap on an orange lightning bolt.
It's quick and competes with the other colors.
Like a basketball game when the score is tied.
I jab the brush into black and red
It screams this is the worst day ever!
The purple musical note smudges into the black and red
It hushes the colors, and then the colors slowly fade
A light green tells the other colors it's time to rest
And the colors of the painting disappear.

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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naffy said...
Jun. 1 at 3:22 am:
hi..can you explain more to me about the details of this poem?the meaning to every colours..
 
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KateLAThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. said...
Jun. 11, 2012 at 3:31 am:
Oh my gosh-I love it! The descriptions you use are superb, congrats on getting into the magazine! 5/5!
 
bballlover This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Jun. 13, 2012 at 8:50 pm :
thanks so much! :) 
 
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beautifulspiritThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jan. 2, 2012 at 5:44 pm:
I like the analogy of using colors to paint a masterpiece and comparing it to the details of life~ Great job!!
 
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GirlLovingLife said...
Dec. 19, 2011 at 1:26 pm:
this is an awesome poem!! the colors really describe life!! keep writing you have a true gift =]
 
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luvmelikthat said...
Sept. 24, 2011 at 10:56 am:
WOW!! this poem is amazing i love how you used the colors to describe things in real life :) this is really good!! 
 
bballlover This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Oct. 6, 2011 at 12:30 pm :
Thank-you!! :)
 
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