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The Color of Crying MAG

December 14, 2008
By Andie BRONZE, Nampa, Idaho
Andie BRONZE, Nampa, Idaho
1 article 0 photos 5 comments

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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Ella1 GOLD said...
on Dec. 10 2011 at 7:24 pm
Ella1 GOLD,
14 articles 7 photos 137 comments
Wow, great poem, even though it is short is gets the message across. Would you mind reading some of my work?

on Dec. 10 2011 at 6:04 am
youngspeare BRONZE, Nairobi, Other
1 article 0 photos 273 comments

Favorite Quote:
We wouldn't ask a rose that grew from the concrete for having damaged petals; in turn we'd all celebrate its tenacity, we'd all love tz will to reach the sun well we are the roses n these are my damaged petals don't ask me why thank God and ask me how

Amazing piece you got there. Keep writing, hope to see more :) 
Check out my poem "Ghosts of the Past" and rate/comment? Would appreciate it. 

on Dec. 9 2011 at 1:33 am
Cbsiegel BRONZE, Lake Oswego, Oregon
2 articles 0 photos 10 comments

Favorite Quote:
A woman whose smile is open and whose expression is glad has a kind of beauty no matter what she wears.
Anne Roiphe

It's a great poem, really inspiring.

on Dec. 2 2011 at 3:10 pm
babyraccoon BRONZE, Portland, Oregon
1 article 0 photos 2 comments

Favorite Quote:
when you love something let him free and if it true love he will come back for you

i really like it and i think its good that u are writeing out ur feeling :)

Jeast10 GOLD said...
on Nov. 18 2011 at 2:34 pm
Jeast10 GOLD, Beaumont, Texas
10 articles 0 photos 20 comments

Favorite Quote:
"when nothing goes right... go left."

that poem was really raw, this is why you appreciate what people have to say.

 


Desee GOLD said...
on Nov. 18 2011 at 9:43 am
Desee GOLD, Lenior City, Tennessee
14 articles 1 photo 2 comments

Favorite Quote:
If the sky were to suddenly open up, there would be no law, there would be no rule. There would only be you and your memories. - donnie darko, 2001

wow, that is beautiful. you flow your words so flawlessly :)

on Nov. 4 2011 at 1:24 pm
Musicalartist, Xxxxx, Other
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i understand what you are saying about crying not being all negative.  People cry at a wedding for happiness, i cried when i realized my twin brother wasnt dead, ect.  Happiness brings tears too.

on Nov. 1 2011 at 9:23 am
emmiebear1028 BRONZE, Woodstock, Georgia
1 article 2 photos 2 comments
This is so amazing! It made my whole dAy

on Oct. 27 2011 at 7:23 pm
Metaphor SILVER, Falls Church, Virginia
5 articles 2 photos 20 comments

Favorite Quote:
The beauty of grace is that it make life not fair.

Such truth in this. I am glad that it is concise, it sums everything up so well.

on Oct. 27 2011 at 4:53 pm
Dancing4Jesus BRONZE, Oceanside, California
4 articles 0 photos 5 comments
This poem is amazing ! I'm excited to be apart of such a beautiful community of expression. I'm new on here, please help my fan base by reading my poems :)

on Oct. 27 2011 at 7:38 am
RedFeather GOLD, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
12 articles 0 photos 155 comments

Favorite Quote:
Prose is like walking but poetry is like dancing.
—Paul Valery, poet (1871 - 1945)

This poem is short and it doesn't have any specific rhyming pattern or rythm, yet it is still an amazing piece of work! Keep up your  writing and congrats on getting into the magazine - this poem definately deserves a front cover spot!

on Oct. 8 2011 at 8:30 am
singinginthegardn GOLD, Cowell, Massachusetts
16 articles 2 photos 158 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The role of a writer is not to say what we all can say, but what we are unable to say." ~Anaïs Nin

I know right :)

on Oct. 6 2011 at 4:54 pm
AristotlesApprentice, Moultrie, Georgia
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i was drawn to this poem because of the word 'color'. in my lit class we are reading The Book Thief, and colors are a big part of that story. its ironic to me that tears, the fluid that exits body when we cry, is clear. there is no color, so to have a title The Color of Crying, is really ironic. 

on Oct. 5 2011 at 5:24 pm
iAmTheStardust PLATINUM, Moon Twp., Pennsylvania
36 articles 1 photo 94 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The prettiest flowers grow in the biggest pile of manure."

thank you for writing this. as previously mentioned by others, the quote that you included with this peice really completes it. you are an excellent writer! keep going :)

on Oct. 5 2011 at 5:22 pm
iAmTheStardust PLATINUM, Moon Twp., Pennsylvania
36 articles 1 photo 94 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The prettiest flowers grow in the biggest pile of manure."

i agree completely

on Oct. 5 2011 at 3:59 pm
singinginthegardn GOLD, Cowell, Massachusetts
16 articles 2 photos 158 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The role of a writer is not to say what we all can say, but what we are unable to say." ~Anaïs Nin

I like your quote as much as the poem itself..<3 wow

on Oct. 5 2011 at 8:40 am
derickinc BRONZE, Rockford, Illinois
4 articles 0 photos 36 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I hate all of you." - Squidward Tentacles

The explanation made this even better. Every line is stellar.

on Sep. 29 2011 at 6:22 pm
ReadWriteBreathe PLATINUM, Pocatello, Idaho
24 articles 4 photos 114 comments

Favorite Quote:
"You have to consider the possibility that God does not like you" Tyler Durden Fight Club

This is really good. I love the line "and turning raw those gaping eyes" There is beauty in simplicity.

on Sep. 13 2011 at 8:12 pm
bpjrobert SILVER, Wakefield, Massachusetts
8 articles 0 photos 35 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Veni Vidi Vici"-Julius Caesar

This is one of my favorite poems now.

on Aug. 7 2011 at 11:13 am
Dontcloseyoureyes PLATINUM, San Tan Valley, Arizona
20 articles 3 photos 37 comments

Favorite Quote:
" Someday i will find someone and realize why it never worked with anyone else."

it has a lot of mean not only to you but to the people that read it!great job!


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