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A Life in Black

January 26, 2010
By VarneyVampire BRONZE, Muscoda, Wisconsin
VarneyVampire BRONZE, Muscoda, Wisconsin
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Favorite Quote:
"The most merciful thing in the world... is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents." -
-- H. P. Lovecraft


Black is the world before she opens her eyes
When she’s tiny and fragile and only cries

Black is the bow that she wears in her hair
On the first day of school, when nosy classmates stare

Black are the nights that frighten her so
The mysteries of the dark, when all the lights go

Black are the heels, all shiny and new
Her dark satin dress, her cheeks a pink hue

Black is the book where her secrets lie
Where dreams seem to shrivel, weaken and die

Black are the shadows that darken her face
In the hospital bed, next to her, flowers in a vase

Black is the sickness that steals her life
That filled her days with pain, and strife

Black is the veil that her daughter wears
Together, with grief that everyone shares


The author's comments:
We opened 1st semester this year in my Creative Writing class with a unit of poetry. The assignment was to come up with a poem about a certain color. I chose the color black.

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on Feb. 28 2010 at 1:54 pm
beccasara12 BRONZE, Guttenberg, New Jersey
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wow this is really good! i can really feel the deepness and seriousness of this poem... its as if shes hiding within the dark color... great job... keep it up! BTW if you get a chance check out my poem "left Me Hanging" thanks!!!

on Feb. 24 2010 at 2:36 pm
VarneyVampire BRONZE, Muscoda, Wisconsin
2 articles 2 photos 6 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The most merciful thing in the world... is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents." -
-- H. P. Lovecraft

thank you very much for your kind words

Rennie BRONZE said...
on Feb. 23 2010 at 10:21 pm
Rennie BRONZE, Abbeville, Louisiana
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Favorite Quote:
You only have one life, so don't mess it up.








-Logan (My little brother)

Wow that is really deep. You are sooo talented!!!!!!! :)


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