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April 6, 2010
By Eilatan GOLD, Old Greenwich, Connecticut
Eilatan GOLD, Old Greenwich, Connecticut
11 articles 1 photo 307 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Nobody is normal. Everybody in the world is a weirdo freak. Except you, which makes you a weirdo freak."


When I was a kid
My mom would trace my shadow on the sidewalk
And I'd color me in.

When I was a kid
I created feelings onto my own silhouette
Imagine that.

If I was a kid now, like I was before
I'd sit down with chalk again and draw a hundred lines through my heart
And cry, my love.

And cry, and cry, and cry.



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so_joy SILVER said...
on Aug. 2 2012 at 7:48 pm
so_joy SILVER, Navesink, New Jersey
8 articles 0 photos 724 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Be the change you want to see."

I love your play on shadows. This poem is really sad, but also unique and meaningful. Great job! Keep writing!

Please read, rate, and comment on my poems! Thanks!


on Mar. 9 2012 at 3:18 pm
beautifulspirit PLATINUM, Alpharetta, Georgia
35 articles 0 photos 1401 comments

Favorite Quote:
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
--Eleanor Roosevelt

It's sad, but holds great meaning. We all sometimes feel this way...you've captured it~

eekervill GOLD said...
on Dec. 1 2010 at 7:14 pm
eekervill GOLD, Tucson, Arizona
12 articles 5 photos 9 comments

Favorite Quote:
"happiness is like a butterfly. the more you chase it, the more it will elude you. but if you turn your attention to other things, it will come and sit softly on your shoulder..."
-henery david therau.

"ive paid the price of solitude, but at least "the duty of youth is to challenge corruption."
-Kurt Cobain

"The noblest pleasure is the joy of understanding."
-Leonardo da Vinci


"Silence is very important. The silence between the notes is as important as the notes themselves."
-Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart


"Use what talents you possess: the woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best."
-Henry Van Dyke

i really like this :) its simple but its like the shadow behind it holds way more meaning than it will ever tell...

amaranth178 said...
on Jul. 1 2010 at 11:12 pm
amaranth178, Washington, District Of Columbia
0 articles 0 photos 118 comments
I, suddenly, have this urge to go and color in my silhouette. That was, again, poignant, in terms of expression (of emotions, not discounting the wording).

on May. 27 2010 at 1:30 pm
trapped-in-a-broken-wonderland PLATINUM, Houston, Texas
30 articles 0 photos 43 comments

Favorite Quote:
love in it'a essence is just spiritual fire

this is really simple yet beautiful and powerful. great job =)

Eilatan GOLD said...
on May. 3 2010 at 5:43 am
Eilatan GOLD, Old Greenwich, Connecticut
11 articles 1 photo 307 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Nobody is normal. Everybody in the world is a weirdo freak. Except you, which makes you a weirdo freak."

Thank you!

I try to write things that others can connect to and I'm very glad you took the time to read my poem.


on May. 2 2010 at 8:39 am
IsobelFree DIAMOND, Hamilton, Other
71 articles 20 photos 298 comments

Favorite Quote:
"As long as there is open road, the familiar has the most formidable competitor." - Anonymous

Amazing. Simply amazing. I love the line "color me in". Incredible.

Eilatan GOLD said...
on Apr. 30 2010 at 6:36 pm
Eilatan GOLD, Old Greenwich, Connecticut
11 articles 1 photo 307 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Nobody is normal. Everybody in the world is a weirdo freak. Except you, which makes you a weirdo freak."

Thank you so much!

I'm really glad to hear that somebody understands what I'm talking about and can relate to it!


babyrae BRONZE said...
on Apr. 29 2010 at 9:31 pm
babyrae BRONZE, Columbus, Indiana
3 articles 2 photos 5 comments

Favorite Quote:
"People are trapped in history and history is trapped in them. "
-James A. Baldwin

"The world owes you nothing. It was here first."
-Mark Twain

I remember coloring myself with sidewalk chalk too! 

I really like how the imagery in this is really strong, like I can so clearly picture a little girl coloring in the street, and then the same girl years later.

Really awesome. Nice job.