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I learned to shape words
into fragile existence
with a swipe of ink.

You taught me how to
give worth to the little thoughts
swirling in my head.

You learned to fill cream
colored paper with loud shades:
turquoise, amber, green.

I taught you how to
speak your hurt, anger, sadness
in brilliant colors.



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kaates This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Apr. 13, 2010 at 4:08 pm:
I love how you made this poem in to a pallet-esque theme. It's beautifully written. It's a great beginning, but I wanted to read more! touch on the senses of your readers, broaden the shape of the poem; keep going on this one!
 
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thewriteidea This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Apr. 11, 2010 at 8:05 pm:
This poem makes me think a lot. It's not the typical poem that tells you exactly what the author is thinking. Good poets make a reader think and that's exactly what I'm doing now. Nice job! Check out some of my work, too if you'd like. Keep writing!
 
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