The Color of Crying This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

December 14, 2008
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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.

This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.

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Ella1 said...
Dec. 10, 2011 at 7:24 pm
Wow, great poem, even though it is short is gets the message across. Would you mind reading some of my work?
youngspeare said...
Dec. 10, 2011 at 6:04 am
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. 
Cbsiegel said...
Dec. 9, 2011 at 1:33 am
It's a great poem, really inspiring.
babyraccoon said...
Dec. 2, 2011 at 3:10 pm
i really like it and i think its good that u are writeing out ur feeling :)
Jeast10 said...
Nov. 18, 2011 at 2:34 pm

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


Desee said...
Nov. 18, 2011 at 9:43 am
wow, that is beautiful. you flow your words so flawlessly :)
MaxRide said...
Nov. 4, 2011 at 1:24 pm
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.
emmiebear1028 said...
Nov. 1, 2011 at 9:23 am
This is so amazing! It made my whole dAy
Metaphor said...
Oct. 27, 2011 at 7:23 pm
Such truth in this. I am glad that it is concise, it sums everything up so well.
Dancing4Jesus said...
Oct. 27, 2011 at 4:53 pm
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 :)
RedFeather said...
Oct. 27, 2011 at 7:38 am
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!
AristotlesApprentice said...
Oct. 6, 2011 at 4:54 pm
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. 
ashbash This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Oct. 5, 2011 at 5:24 pm
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 :)
HollerGirl26 said...
Oct. 5, 2011 at 3:59 pm
I like your quote as much as the poem itself..<3 wow
ashbash This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Oct. 5, 2011 at 5:22 pm
i agree completely
HollerGirl26 replied...
Oct. 8, 2011 at 8:30 am
I know right :)
burgerman said...
Oct. 5, 2011 at 8:40 am
The explanation made this even better. Every line is stellar.
bpjrobert said...
Sept. 13, 2011 at 8:12 pm
This is one of my favorite poems now.
ReadWriteBreathe replied...
Sept. 29, 2011 at 6:22 pm
This is really good. I love the line "and turning raw those gaping eyes" There is beauty in simplicity.
believeinyou said...
Aug. 7, 2011 at 11:13 am
it has a lot of mean not only to you but to the people that read it!great job!
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