Adult Coloring Book

April 25, 2018
By Celia Buell SILVER, Skokie, Illinois
Celia Buell SILVER, Skokie, Illinois
7 articles 3 photos 26 comments

Tonight I am trying to stay awake

I drag my crayon across the page
Hoping this book will help me change
The way my heart hurts.

If I fall asleep I can’t numb the pain
I grasp these crayons as if they’ll stain my
Heart enough to dent my fears,
To dry my tears

It’s funny
How two people with the same talent
Same gift, same present, same passion
Presents themselves each in a completely new fashion
Because your coloring book wouldn’t look like mine if you tried.

I was given this gift by my mom
I was given my gift to write by my twelve-year-old self
Who picked up a pen one day and let it guide her
So now I’m here.

 

I’ll color my pain
Don’t wanna give you pain
Just want to keep you sane
So I don’t use red.

My red bleeds through my poems
Hate, rage,
Rage, rage against the dying of the light
Do not go gentle into that good night
Good night
I’m going to bed, finally
I’ll let the pain wash over me
Like my colors wash over the page

Soft colors, soft blankets
Hard crayons, hard pen
Hard, cold poetry
Soft hands made hard and calloused
With every word this pen has written.


The author's comments:

This was near my sixteenth birthday when I was feeling overwhelmed. I consider it one of my best and favorite pieces.

 

Written February 19, 2017


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on Jun. 26 at 1:04 am
Celia Buell SILVER, Skokie, Illinois
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@Summer_R_Quinn @Shrivastava thanks. It's been so long since I used the coloring book, and I really need to get back into it. =)

on Jun. 16 at 4:43 pm
Shrivastava SILVER, Delhi, Other
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Favorite Quote:
Be yourself no matter what they say

Wonderful ♥♥♥

on Jun. 16 at 12:47 pm
Summer_R_Quinn PLATINUM, Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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Favorite Quote:
If you chase two rabbits, you will lose them both.
- Native American proverb

Do not go gentle into that good night but rage, rage against the dying of the light.
- Dylan Thomas

Great writing @Celia Buell! I can relate to this.

on Jun. 16 at 12:57 am
Celia Buell SILVER, Skokie, Illinois
7 articles 3 photos 26 comments
@AnaCandle thanks

AnaCandle said...
on Jun. 11 at 8:15 pm
AnaCandle, Salt Lake City, Utah
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Lovely and sincere.

on Apr. 30 at 9:19 pm
Celia Buell SILVER, Skokie, Illinois
7 articles 3 photos 26 comments
@WolfWhisperer0911 thank you!

on Apr. 29 at 6:52 pm
WolfWhisperer0911 DIAMOND, Crosby, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
"For I command you, be brave and steadfast! For the Lord your God will be with you whenever you go."
-Joshua 1:9

"Throw me to the wolves, and I'll return leading the pack."- Unknown

"Never moon a werewolf." -Mike Binder

@celia-unicorn Great job! I can relate to this on a spiritual level.




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