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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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on Dec. 14 2009 at 7:24 pm
nature-elf PLATINUM, Ramsey, New Jersey
42 articles 0 photos 57 comments

Favorite Quote:
"If love is shelter, I'll walk in the rain." -Anonymous

Nice to see someone write a sad poem that is in a new look. Great poem.

K-Will BRONZE said...
on Dec. 14 2009 at 6:11 pm
K-Will BRONZE, Benton, Illinois
1 article 0 photos 1 comment

Favorite Quote:
You never know how strong you are, until being strong is the only thing you have.

I really like this poem, i just joined this website. I'd like all of you to read! i just entered some work, so it should be on next week i guess! Please read and comment:) thanks,

on Dec. 14 2009 at 3:47 pm
omg that is soo beautiful =]

on Dec. 14 2009 at 3:19 pm
sasssgirrrl22 PLATINUM, Pearl River, New York
29 articles 0 photos 267 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Giving up is not a part of my vocabulary."
"Don't let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game."
"Truth be told I miss ya, truth be told I'm lying."

luvvvvvvvvvvvvv it :P

on Dec. 14 2009 at 8:12 am
XxEmo_Gurl26xX BRONZE, Darien Center, New York
3 articles 0 photos 13 comments

Favorite Quote:
"hahaha. (:"
"I love you more than ever && ever. "
"Why does he love me when he doesn't, even though he tells me he cares & misses me??"

i loveee this poem. great job! (:

on Dec. 11 2009 at 4:53 pm
project827 GOLD, Portage, Michigan
13 articles 1 photo 91 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Real Revolution Starts At Learning, If You're Not Angry, Then You Are Not Paying Attention" - Tim McIlrath

now this is a nice poem. thumbs up keep it up.

Nechama SILVER said...
on Dec. 8 2009 at 7:36 pm
Nechama SILVER, Longmont, Colorado
7 articles 0 photos 4 comments

Favorite Quote:
"We are born alone, we live alone, we die alone. Only through out love and friendship can we create the illusion that for the moment we're not alone." Orson Welles

I really get the whole crying thing. I wish I was this good at writing poems. I write more than anything when I'm sad. It helps. I know. I've been there. I really like it. It caputes the essence of crying. Keep writing.

on Nov. 22 2009 at 11:22 pm
chrisbriones GOLD, Anaheim, California
11 articles 0 photos 83 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I believe nothing can be justly and completely explained by words."

im not trying to insult anyone or anything, but i just cant stand it when people just say something like "i love it!", "it was very good/deep/well written...etc", and so on. i want to hear what people think of what i wrote, not how i wrote. the impression is more important than the style or induced awe. i wish more people could cry to relieve their impaired vision so that they may be able to see what you want them to see...something more in depth, more....everything. not literal or surface intentions..

i can relate to you. and i hope that i got your message the way you implied it.

Andie BRONZE said...
on Nov. 22 2009 at 10:04 pm
Andie BRONZE, Nampa, Idaho
1 article 0 photos 5 comments
Yes exactly! Thanks for understanding!

on Nov. 22 2009 at 9:50 pm
chrisbriones GOLD, Anaheim, California
11 articles 0 photos 83 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I believe nothing can be justly and completely explained by words."

so the tears were necessary to relieve your impaired vision? doesn't everyone, right?

on Nov. 22 2009 at 6:45 pm
despurlock DIAMOND, Morgantown, West Virginia
79 articles 0 photos 179 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The heart has its reasons which reason does not know." -Pascal, Pensees, 1670

I really love this poem! It is beautiful and touching. Phenomenal work!

on Nov. 21 2009 at 5:36 pm
Ms.Understood, Laramie, Wyoming
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I love this poem because I'm feeling very emotional right now and it speaks to me.

lindsey said...
on Nov. 16 2009 at 2:11 pm
Outragious!! WOW! I Love It!! Great Job!!

on Nov. 14 2009 at 2:57 pm
accio-sarcasm, Nunya Effin Business, Other
0 articles 0 photos 59 comments

Favorite Quote:
"To the well organized man, death is but the next great adventure."
-Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

"There's nothing wrong with you. There's just a lot wrong with the world you live in."
-Chris Colfer

Beautiful! I like how it was short and simple. Just how it was simple made it not so simple!

meggers SILVER said...
on Nov. 10 2009 at 10:47 am
meggers SILVER, San Angelo, Texas
5 articles 0 photos 33 comments

Favorite Quote:
if u cant say something nice then dont say anything at all

wow i like it its sweet and to the point

on Nov. 7 2009 at 10:38 am
Babygurl_101 SILVER, N/A, California
8 articles 0 photos 118 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Angels are the quiet girls that just havent been noticed yet"
"The past is the past, and i am your futuer." (<3<3<3<3<3)

try checking out poems by me...i like feedback

on Nov. 7 2009 at 10:37 am
Babygurl_101 SILVER, N/A, California
8 articles 0 photos 118 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Angels are the quiet girls that just havent been noticed yet"
"The past is the past, and i am your futuer." (<3<3<3<3<3)

this is a good poem~ very well written~

on Nov. 5 2009 at 2:56 pm
AbbotRabbit GOLD, Abolana, District Of Columbia
11 articles 0 photos 1029 comments

Favorite Quote:
This poem has great flow and insight.
I really enjoyed it.
Lovely poem darling =]
-Please check out the works that I have posted on here it would be highly appreciated and I think you would greatly enjoy them, Thankk youz-
XxIll tell you Im an orphan after you meet myy familyXx

This poem has great flow and insight.

I really enjoyed it.

Lovely poem darling =]

-Please check out the works that I have posted on here it would be highly appreciated and I think you would greatly enjoy them, Thankk youz-

XxThe Whole Time You Were Talking I Didnt Hear A Single Word You Said B/C Th3 Whole Time You Were Talking I Was Picturing You DeadXx

Lostinbooks said...
on Oct. 31 2009 at 11:51 pm
Lostinbooks, Arcadia, California
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I'm not sure where to start.

This is incredibly well written: concise, strong rhythm, deep meaning, elegant word choice...

It is, well, beautiful. Meaningful, unique, something people can relate to.

Some poems just stand out. This is one of them. Good job!

on Oct. 31 2009 at 11:31 am
Robkingett PLATINUM, Tallahassee, Florida
24 articles 0 photos 86 comments

Favorite Quote:
When I was little they called me a liar, but now I'm grown up, they call me a writer.

dear god! i loved this work! it is so simple yet so briliant!


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