the color yellow

August 10, 2011
By thatotherguygirl GOLD, Sherman Oaks, California
thatotherguygirl GOLD, Sherman Oaks, California
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Favorite Quote:
“I will bring you flowers from the mountains, bluebells,
dark hazels, and rustic baskets of kisses.
I want to do with you
what spring does with the cherry trees.”
-Pablo Neruda


yellow
harsh and unwavering

like the sun
bright and glaring

blinding and painful
caution tape

headlights
unforgiving

unyielding
shamelessly bright

mocking the miserable
daisies sway

a boy is dead
yellow lives on

faking happy

that’s what yellow is to me.


The author's comments:
I'm not sure how the formatting worked out, if it worked at all, but every other line is supposed to be offset, not counting the first line of the poem.

Anyway, I wrote this after someone I knew was killed by a hit-and-run driver. He was only sixteen. So please be sensitive to that, if you choose to comment.

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Harebelle GOLD said...
on Aug. 15 2011 at 7:01 pm
Harebelle GOLD, Vancouver, Other
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Wow! At first it seemed like you were just describing a colour, making the last few lines especially powerful. The short lines make this poem a fast, intense read!

on Aug. 15 2011 at 4:10 pm
writingchick GOLD, Huntington, Indiana
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Favorite Quote:
"Faith is taking another step without seeing the entire staircase."

I'm so sorry about your friend. Writing helps me too. My friend Nikki was shot by her boyfriend. I wrote a poem about it and it's on the website. It's simply titled "Nikki". On a happier note I liked the poem (: Would you check out some of mine??

dancestar GOLD said...
on Aug. 14 2011 at 8:29 pm
dancestar GOLD, Westford, Massachusetts
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Favorite Quote:
BE WHO YOU WANNA BE NOT WHO OTHERS WANNA SEE!!!

that was really just amazing! it was very original and very meaningful gud job!! plz check out my work!!

on Aug. 14 2011 at 8:01 pm
Laura_Oliver GOLD, Manchester, Connecticut
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Wow...Maybe in a different context this poem wouldn't work, but now it totally does. Keep writing (and check out my poems, like "True Colors" PLEASE!)!!!

on Aug. 14 2011 at 7:21 pm
SeerKnowsBest SILVER, Pryor, Oklahoma
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Favorite Quote:
i have so many favourite quotes, but one that has stuck with me for years is " to die would be an awfully big adventure" -peter pan, Peter Pan, j. m. barrie

This was inspiring. Deep, and i'm really sorry about your friend

Eqrider SILVER said...
on Aug. 14 2011 at 4:17 pm
Eqrider SILVER, Louisville, Kentucky
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I love how this isn't just a poem about yellow daisies and sunshine, etc. You really put across a very strong emotion. Very original and memorable!

on Aug. 14 2011 at 10:02 am
SunkistKisser BRONZE, Tempe, Arizona
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Favorite Quote:
"Not one would mind, neither bird not tree
If mankind perished utterly
And Spring herself, when she woke at down,
Would hardly know that we were gone." ~Sara Teasdale
(Yea, I know, it's kind of deep, but I kind of dig it.))

Love it! It's sweet with a dark side. :)

Olwyn BRONZE said...
on Aug. 14 2011 at 7:28 am
Olwyn BRONZE, Old Greenwich, Connecticut
1 article 0 photos 2 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Favorite color of vines other than green?" "RED VINES"

This is beautiful, it really sums everything up about a hit-and-run. I love it.

on Aug. 14 2011 at 1:48 am
TheGirlWithToManyThoughts, Manchester, Connecticut
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This is really sweet! :3

HudaZav SILVER said...
on Aug. 13 2011 at 10:58 pm
HudaZav SILVER, Toronto, Other
8 articles 6 photos 392 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Nothing is impossible; the word itself says 'I'm possible'!" -Audrey Hepburn

This is cute, I love this!   X)


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