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I Wish I Was Red, but Instead I'm Blue

December 2, 2021
By amaranperaleswales BRONZE, Hemet, California
amaranperaleswales BRONZE, Hemet, California
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I wish I was red 

Bold and loud 

And angry 

But instead I am blue 

Timid and silent 

And so, so 


I wish I was burning 

I would scream and yell until my lungs gave out 

People would have to notice and hear me burning 

But instead I am drowning 

It's hard to scream with your lungs so full water 

People won't even notice when I die

When I drown

I wish I was fire 

People would be trained to be cautious around  me

One mistake and everything you've ever known just might go up in flames

But instead I am water 

People know I am docile and meek

I get used without a second thought

I’m just very usable 


I wish I was a forest fire 

Everyone would watch me as I burned bright 

They would watch me like I was a dying star 

But instead I am the ocean 

I am never ending void of ever increasing pressure 

They can try but they will never get to the bottom of me

Not unless they want to be crushed too 

I wish I was red 

I wish I was angry 

I wish I could let myself be angry

But instead I am blue 

I am just so sad

My soul is overflowing with sad 

I'm so sad 

The author's comments:

I am the the sad type of messed up not the angry type, and sometimes I wish I was so that I wouldn't be seen as a push over.

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This article has 3 comments.

on Dec. 3 2021 at 11:48 am
Bumble_Bee PLATINUM, New Athens, Illinois
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Favorite Quote:
"You will be found" -Dear Evan Hansen

I really love this!! <33 I completely know what it feels like to be seen as just blue instead of red- it sucks when you're struggling because nobody notices. I notice you. You are not alone. Much love to you!! Your poetry is amazing! <33

Afra ELITE said...
on Dec. 3 2021 at 11:13 am
Afra ELITE, Kandy, Other
100 articles 7 photos 1818 comments

Favorite Quote:
"A writer must never be short of ideas."
-Gabriel Agreste- (Fictional character- Miraculous)

@amaranwales Keep writing...Remember to be yourself and love yourself no matter what...Because there is only one Amaranwales (you) in this world like yourself and it is ONLY yourself...Not everyone can be like you...And not You can be like everyone...So keep writing, encourage others to be themselves...You can write so well, what else do you want??? I'm serious...

Anyway, check out my profile too in Teen Ink, especially my first and second poems...