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Cold Rainbow

August 3, 2013
By EPluribusUnum DIAMOND, Woodbine, Maryland
EPluribusUnum DIAMOND, Woodbine, Maryland
59 articles 24 photos 280 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I shut my eyes and all the world drops dead;
I lift my lids and all is born again.
(I think I made you up inside my head)."
-Sylvia Plath


Start in the bloody
waters of a sunset sea,
the smell of salt and battle waves
attempting to pull you under.
Let them.

Sink below the rabid orange foam,
it is here that you will glimpse
the last streaks of gold
from a dying sun.

The next step of your journey
occurs below the horizon,
only when you allow your mind
to move past the now green waters
and beyond your bluing body
will you loose yourself
and be able to float,
to rise above the waters
and find yourself dripping
on an indigo shore,
a salt-slick, sea-swept
indigo shore
someplace somewhere
someplace somewhere
someplace somewhere
safe—
safe between the noises of heaven
and the colors of earth.

Sigh inwardly.
As the last dark bubbles
curl from your lips
it is time to sink
into the violet wraps
of death's embrace.
Close you eyes and sleep well my darling,
you are so beautiful—
drowning in the rainbow.



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on Jan. 23 2015 at 7:31 pm
nelehjr DIAMOND, Lingle, Wyoming
60 articles 11 photos 381 comments

Favorite Quote:
Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass, it's about learning to dance in the rain.

Aw, wonderful! Thank you! Each wave lifted me up and then sent me crashing into the muddy sand of a Louisiana beach. Each time I pushed off and swam after my boyfriend ex-captain of the swim team! Haha! He even had the fortune of watching a school of fish swim through a wave!

on Jan. 19 2015 at 11:17 am
EPluribusUnum DIAMOND, Woodbine, Maryland
59 articles 24 photos 280 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I shut my eyes and all the world drops dead;
I lift my lids and all is born again.
(I think I made you up inside my head)."
-Sylvia Plath

Nice! How was it?

on Jan. 19 2015 at 11:16 am
EPluribusUnum DIAMOND, Woodbine, Maryland
59 articles 24 photos 280 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I shut my eyes and all the world drops dead;
I lift my lids and all is born again.
(I think I made you up inside my head)."
-Sylvia Plath

Probably because it's a disturbingly angsty death poem XD

on Jan. 16 2015 at 5:52 pm
nelehjr DIAMOND, Lingle, Wyoming
60 articles 11 photos 381 comments

Favorite Quote:
Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass, it's about learning to dance in the rain.

Finally did! Went on a huge roadtrip after highschool!

on Jan. 16 2015 at 5:51 pm
nelehjr DIAMOND, Lingle, Wyoming
60 articles 11 photos 381 comments

Favorite Quote:
Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass, it's about learning to dance in the rain.

Seriously, why is this not published?!

on Sep. 20 2013 at 5:18 pm
nelehjr DIAMOND, Lingle, Wyoming
60 articles 11 photos 381 comments

Favorite Quote:
Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass, it's about learning to dance in the rain.

I've been to the ocean before! And I know how you feel! Purely for bragging rights (There's a forum on this site called "Where is the weirdest place you've ever written?" or something along those lines...And we all get a wee bit competitive.) I once wrote a hiaku about writing poetry on a beach! Mahaha! I've mostly been to the west coast where it's to cold to swim and I live someplace land locked. Mark my words, one day I will live near the ocean!

on Sep. 15 2013 at 4:11 pm
EPluribusUnum DIAMOND, Woodbine, Maryland
59 articles 24 photos 280 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I shut my eyes and all the world drops dead;
I lift my lids and all is born again.
(I think I made you up inside my head)."
-Sylvia Plath

Psh, bein' creepy is fun! And I'm so glad you liked it! Ah, the ocean is fantastic. A little scary for someone like me who gets overwhemed by all that water, but absolutel awe inspiring. You should definitly go swimming in one if you ever get the chance.

on Sep. 14 2013 at 10:01 pm
nelehjr DIAMOND, Lingle, Wyoming
60 articles 11 photos 381 comments

Favorite Quote:
Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass, it's about learning to dance in the rain.

Oh wow! That was so beautiful! The ending was a wee bit alarming but it was sort of like all my near death expirences... Alarming yet one feels fine. And so tired. So. Tired. Tehe! Being creepy! Anywho I love the imagery! I've never been swimming in the ocean but I feel like I just did! ♥

on Sep. 9 2013 at 12:59 pm
SaphiraBrightscales DIAMOND, Islamabad, Other
75 articles 16 photos 1143 comments

Favorite Quote:
I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou
When i was little/I used to point a chubby finger toward the dark sky/And ask my father/why some stars moved and others didn’t/He would laugh and explain that some were airplanes/I still wish on them today ~ Laugh-It-Out
The feathers of a crow are black/The ink of my pen is blacker/The pain of my heart is blackest~ Mckay
If love produced a blossom/I’d take it in my palm/What a blessing, the bright color!/How soothing, such a balm!/I’d keep a petal for my own/The rest, drop from my hands/For such a flower would multiply/And populate the lands~ thesilentraven
And I began to rival legends/Long entombed before my birth./But for all my much envied fame/The lust for more would not abate./The plaques and prizes with my name/Will, like all things, disintegrate. ~ TheEpic95 now known as Helena_Noel

I bet it was! And it's sure as heck that it's always a pleasure for me, reading your work. :)

on Sep. 9 2013 at 12:54 pm
SaphiraBrightscales DIAMOND, Islamabad, Other
75 articles 16 photos 1143 comments

Favorite Quote:
I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou
When i was little/I used to point a chubby finger toward the dark sky/And ask my father/why some stars moved and others didn’t/He would laugh and explain that some were airplanes/I still wish on them today ~ Laugh-It-Out
The feathers of a crow are black/The ink of my pen is blacker/The pain of my heart is blackest~ Mckay
If love produced a blossom/I’d take it in my palm/What a blessing, the bright color!/How soothing, such a balm!/I’d keep a petal for my own/The rest, drop from my hands/For such a flower would multiply/And populate the lands~ thesilentraven
And I began to rival legends/Long entombed before my birth./But for all my much envied fame/The lust for more would not abate./The plaques and prizes with my name/Will, like all things, disintegrate. ~ TheEpic95 now known as Helena_Noel

I bet it was! Well, Em, it's sure as hell a pleasure reading your stuff. :)

on Sep. 8 2013 at 7:55 pm
EPluribusUnum DIAMOND, Woodbine, Maryland
59 articles 24 photos 280 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I shut my eyes and all the world drops dead;
I lift my lids and all is born again.
(I think I made you up inside my head)."
-Sylvia Plath

Thank you so much! It was really fun trying to write this one with all the pretty color imagery.

on Sep. 8 2013 at 6:18 am
SaphiraBrightscales DIAMOND, Islamabad, Other
75 articles 16 photos 1143 comments

Favorite Quote:
I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou
When i was little/I used to point a chubby finger toward the dark sky/And ask my father/why some stars moved and others didn’t/He would laugh and explain that some were airplanes/I still wish on them today ~ Laugh-It-Out
The feathers of a crow are black/The ink of my pen is blacker/The pain of my heart is blackest~ Mckay
If love produced a blossom/I’d take it in my palm/What a blessing, the bright color!/How soothing, such a balm!/I’d keep a petal for my own/The rest, drop from my hands/For such a flower would multiply/And populate the lands~ thesilentraven
And I began to rival legends/Long entombed before my birth./But for all my much envied fame/The lust for more would not abate./The plaques and prizes with my name/Will, like all things, disintegrate. ~ TheEpic95 now known as Helena_Noel

This was so creative and spectacular! And the title goes well with it too.  The last verse: awesome. "'...its time to sink, into the violet wraps, of death's embrace......" I love the way you incorporated colours into everything..


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