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The Color of Crying MAG

December 14, 2008
By Andie BRONZE, Nampa, Idaho
Andie BRONZE, Nampa, Idaho
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Dim and dark
on sunken wings
the melting glow
of tears on skin
and dint of pressure
grasping spare
and turning raw
those gaping eyes
stinging the sight
of what is right in front of us.

The author's comments:
Though this is a poem about crying, I don't see it as a specifically negative way. I wrote this after a difficult time in my life, where the crying was not only about grief, but a sense of renewal and clearing my vision. Thank you for reading.

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This article has 226 comments.

Ryann. BRONZE said...
on Apr. 13 2009 at 3:14 pm
Ryann. BRONZE, Hastings, Michigan
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I cried once. Then I stopped. It was a sad sight. Then It was happy...... I love you.

on Apr. 11 2009 at 10:23 pm
horseluva BRONZE, Midlothian, Virginia
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i agree with write more poems.awesome work!

on Apr. 10 2009 at 9:54 pm
Lhiannan Buck-Gay BRONZE, Sacramento, California
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Very well written poetry.

on Apr. 10 2009 at 1:46 pm
FlamingPassion BRONZE, Cincinnati, Ohio
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This is very good. Could have been a bit longer, maybe...? Either way, I'll give it an 8/10

LilJ<3 GOLD said...
on Apr. 9 2009 at 4:41 pm
LilJ<3 GOLD, Gloucester, Virginia
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What you wrote was sincere... great and moving. I understand what you mean about it not being a negative piece. Sometimes it is good to cry, to let out all of your bottled emotions and I think your poem really proves this.... Excelent. Keep writing... :)

candy said...
on Apr. 8 2009 at 5:36 pm
this is a really great poem but it is kinda short

JazminC GOLD said...
on Apr. 8 2009 at 12:48 am
JazminC GOLD, Tucson, Arizona
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wow, its really pretty. ^^

Colton BRONZE said...
on Apr. 7 2009 at 8:45 pm
Colton BRONZE, Trophy Club, Texas
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very vivid

DoLL_F@C3 said...
on Apr. 6 2009 at 11:56 pm
DoLL_F@C3, Memphis, Tennessee
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Favorite Quote:

this is a wonderfu piece

on Apr. 6 2009 at 12:21 pm
kidnapINcolor GOLD, Annapolis, Maryland
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Favorite Quote:
"'Cautse I'm awesome, no you're not dude don't like!"

I like this, I'm not one to judge or criticise but it's been the shortest and best thing I've read in a really long time. Keep writing and I'll keep reading.

on Apr. 6 2009 at 1:06 am
OhMyGod123Peter BRONZE, Mastic, New York
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Thanks for the comment!

Haha you should check out my other poem!

And write more!

Andie BRONZE said...
on Apr. 4 2009 at 5:41 am
Andie BRONZE, Nampa, Idaho
1 article 0 photos 5 comments
Hey thanks for all the positive feedback, I'm sure you all know how much a little encouragement goes in the feild of writing :D It really means a lot. Thank you.

on Apr. 4 2009 at 3:41 am
Sarah-N-Dipity SILVER, Mesa, Arizona
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Favorite Quote:
"I read Twilight once. On accident."

This is a really vivid description that is worded in such a concise manner. It makes my heart smile.

on Apr. 4 2009 at 3:04 am
francheeze88 SILVER, Oak Park, Illinois
5 articles 6 photos 21 comments
About the note you wrote, I find crying as a sense of renewal as well. This is a beautiful poem- so completely accurate.

on Apr. 4 2009 at 12:33 am
Audrey Gidman, Putnam, Connecticut
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This is ridiculous, deffinitely an eye-opener, I love the vibe you put on it.

on Apr. 3 2009 at 7:32 pm
OhMyGod123Peter BRONZE, Mastic, New York
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I like it a lot.

it was very creative.

short and awesome. (:

check out my work?


EMILEEE said...
on Apr. 3 2009 at 5:20 pm



write more please :)

Mena<3 BRONZE said...
on Apr. 3 2009 at 1:44 pm
Mena<3 BRONZE, Darlington, Wisconsin
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i lOve this poem for sure!

its amazing=]

Morgan Heaps said...
on Mar. 30 2009 at 10:26 pm
Morgan Heaps, Moyock, North Carolina
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i love this piece its so unquie in its own way i kept re-reading it and everytime it has so much meaning and suspense i really loved it. good job.

Escaped GOLD said...
on Mar. 28 2009 at 11:26 pm
Escaped GOLD, Litchfield, Illinois
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Favorite Quote:
"Lets go make daisy chains in the grass, but only if its 74 degrees or above. I would like to fall in love with you." (:

I love it dear. It has its own.. personal charm, let's say?

The title is what caught my eye. "The Color of Crying" very unique and its quite attetion grabbing if I do say so myself. Wonderful word usage. I love it. Nothing more to be said. :) I'll look forward to hear more from you.

-Porsha C.