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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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on May. 17 2010 at 2:22 pm
writingchild SILVER, Auburn, Massachusetts
8 articles 2 photos 16 comments

Favorite Quote:
"For in a minute there are many days." (Romeo & Juliet)

I really like it!!!! So much emotion in so little space. Excellent work!

JJinks BRONZE said...
on May. 12 2010 at 9:58 pm
JJinks BRONZE, Spring Valley, Illinois
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Favorite Quote:
Cracks in the concreat are just reminders that you fall apart no matter how strong you are.

wonderfull poem! nice to see i'm not the only one who wrights dark things.

on Apr. 15 2010 at 1:55 pm
Dunkelheitstieg BRONZE, Baldwin, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
"The poet ranks far below the painter in the representation of visible things, and far below the musician in that of invisible things. Why does the eye see a thing more clearly in dreams than the imagination when awake?,"Leonardo da Vinci.

Love the poem and i get what you are saying! Totaly, Dude......... Just always wanted to say that!:)

Meghanxo said...
on Apr. 14 2010 at 11:47 am
Meghanxo, Saugus, Massachusetts
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this was a really good poem but i think you should add more to it!

on Apr. 3 2010 at 9:53 am
decembersun14 PLATINUM, Winchester, Massachusetts
24 articles 0 photos 24 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Life sucks. A lot. But you just have to keep on going. No matter what happens. You can never ever give up. You just have to roll with the punches, go with the flow, and always try your best to keep on going <3"

This is a very sad and moving poem, but i loved it. it was simple and could be interpreted in many different ways :)

on Apr. 3 2010 at 9:25 am
YoursTruly,S BRONZE, So What, Illinois
2 articles 0 photos 1 comment

Favorite Quote:
"Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, fearing, doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before."
Edgar Allan Poe

I like it. I think the simplicity is what makes if so effective. Nice job.

Auzie BRONZE said...
on Mar. 29 2010 at 2:05 pm
Auzie BRONZE, Florence, Arizona
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Favorite Quote:
"Love is like time. Soon it will end but then begin again."

I agree add a little more.

XxX?ToXic8 said...
on Mar. 26 2010 at 9:21 am
I loved the dark theroy.. but i think you should add more too it.. i was getting drawn to it, and then it stopped..

marques said...
on Mar. 16 2010 at 11:59 am
this one is ight but need a lil more work

on Mar. 13 2010 at 3:59 pm
sonnysulouff BRONZE, Clarendon Hills, Illinois
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Short, sweet, to the point. Love it.

on Mar. 12 2010 at 7:08 pm
alayapoetgirl BRONZE, St. Louis, Missouri
4 articles 0 photos 92 comments

Favorite Quote:
Life is hard; but it's harder if you're stupid. -John Wayne

This poem is perfect! Nothing about it I would change. The message is powerful and clear. I especiallt admire the detail.

on Mar. 12 2010 at 6:50 pm
Someone_Who_Is_Loved GOLD, Mount Forest, Other
10 articles 0 photos 82 comments

Favorite Quote:
This quote is one I made up.....
"You can't climb a mountian without a harness." It means that you can't go where you want to get in life without the help of your friends or family.

Very short but expressive. You got a message through with writing only a few words. Great job.

on Mar. 12 2010 at 11:49 am
PurpleMelody GOLD, Tulsa, Oklahoma
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this is a very good poem, but I feel as thought there's more to the story

Katie[: GOLD said...
on Mar. 12 2010 at 9:45 am
Katie[: GOLD, Columbus, Indiana
15 articles 0 photos 21 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Live life to the fullest, and like there won't be a tomorrow."

that's so good. i heart this poem. that's what crying really seems like. thnks 4 being such an amazing writer.

on Mar. 12 2010 at 7:40 am
ehh...bree BRONZE, Hesperia, Michigan
3 articles 0 photos 10 comments
wow...thats so true.

love it.

ur an amazing writer keep it up.:)

on Mar. 11 2010 at 8:56 pm
CoolBreeze PLATINUM, Winnemucca, Nevada
21 articles 0 photos 36 comments

Favorite Quote:
The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time. ~Mark Twain

THe description is great i can understand how you see crying. I have been through hard times as well and crying helps and i quote you "renew and clear my vision".

kujo96 BRONZE said...
on Mar. 2 2010 at 3:31 pm
kujo96 BRONZE, Dothan, Alabama
4 articles 0 photos 13 comments

Favorite Quote:
MY DEATH IS YOUR GAIN

i loved how much desrciption is in this poem and i can relate right now

bmmsdp said...
on Mar. 2 2010 at 10:21 am
it is really deep. i hate crying 2 and when u cant cry anymore than your eyes start stinging. i hate when that happens!!!!!

BMMSVJ said...
on Mar. 2 2010 at 9:44 am
OMG THIS IS SO SAD

BmmsKP said...
on Mar. 2 2010 at 9:39 am
Good Poem.


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