January 15, 2012
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I'm painting a picture
with the colors inside me.
Black, for the sorrow I've felt.
Red, for the love he gives.
Yellow, for my curiousity.
Green, for my earthy humor.
Purple, for my creativity.
Blue, for the tears I've cried.
The splatter painting
on the wall is a jumbled
mess of emotions.
Just like me.
I clean off the wall
and put all my colors
back inside of me.
I bottle my emotions
back up where they have been
for three years.
There they are and
there they stay...

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XCBVIA said...
Sept. 13, 2013 at 9:01 pm
OMG i so wish i have been on. I really really love your stuff. You've posted so much more since I've been gone. Hope to talk to you soon!
chloena_garrett said...
Jun. 18, 2013 at 12:21 pm
Thank you! :)
AriShine This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Aug. 13, 2012 at 3:37 pm
This is inspiring. Love it!
scenesoccerqueen said...
Feb. 26, 2012 at 7:10 pm
This is great! the use of paint as your emotions is ingenius! I have sometimes felt like ive painted every room ive ever known just to pull the paints back in...great job.
chloe_garrett replied...
Mar. 8, 2012 at 8:41 am
ahhh thanks scene! :D said...
Feb. 5, 2012 at 11:41 pm
:) Awesome, superstar. I didnt really love the ending but that was still an incredible poem :)
chloe_garrett replied...
Feb. 7, 2012 at 9:43 am
okkkk lol thanx anyway
Aginger said...
Jan. 30, 2012 at 7:03 pm
Wow, this poem is beautiful! It is the perfect combonation of pain, emotion, and beauty. I have never thought of bottling emotions in terms of a painting but this is very clever and relevant. Well done!
chloe_garrett replied...
Jan. 31, 2012 at 8:27 am
Thank you. I realized that my emotions could be represented through colors and that is how I got the idea for the piece.
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