Synesthesia | Teen Ink


June 29, 2011
By pencilsFORhands SILVER, Boston, Massachusetts
pencilsFORhands SILVER, Boston, Massachusetts
8 articles 10 photos 86 comments

I’ll lift the oil of your hands
From every cup and wall
The craters of your presence
Will linger through it all
The way you warped the cellophane
Outside my bedroom door
My closet smells of cigarettes
Notes I’ve hidden in the floor
Dead bugs left on the windowsill
Among your brown beer glass
I told them all my secrets
About Jesus in the grass
About the colors that come to me
When I think of you
Devil illness that I’m scared of
The yellow and the blue
The gold and silver speak to me
The purple falls in line
The vibes puff me out and then implode
Take me over all the time
I like to think it’s god
But I’m scared it’s the demonic
The voices that we saw
How our colors taste harmonic
How metal screams in pain
And paper cries in spite

How my mind is playing suicide

And comes alive at night

The author's comments:
Considering the title and the diction, this poem is impressively deep.

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leafy said...
on Mar. 6 2012 at 10:23 pm
leafy, City, Other
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Favorite Quote:
Gil: I would like you to read my novel and get your opinion. 
Ernest Hemingway: I hate it. 
Gil: You haven't even read it yet. 
Ernest Hemingway: If it's bad, I'll hate it. If it's good, then I'll be envious and hate it even more. You don't want the opinion of another writer. 

Ooh very nice poem! The title of this caught my eye, being a synesthete myself. Are you one as well?

on Aug. 24 2011 at 9:50 am
ErisRose DIAMOND, Ashburn, Virginia
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Favorite Quote:
Omnia vincit amor et nos cedamus amori- Love conquers all let us yield to love
Sweat Dries, Blood Clots, Bones Heal, Suck it up and dance!
If they give you ruled paper, write the other way

I love this. It was simply great.

on Jul. 12 2011 at 2:29 pm
pencilsFORhands SILVER, Boston, Massachusetts
8 articles 10 photos 86 comments
oops i dont know what that description thing is.. I didn't write that.. must have copied and pasted something in there by accident haha

on Jul. 12 2011 at 2:26 pm
pencilsFORhands SILVER, Boston, Massachusetts
8 articles 10 photos 86 comments
omg thank you :)

on Jul. 11 2011 at 2:49 pm
StrangeJade PLATINUM, Relative Obscurity, California
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Favorite Quote:
"Life is so beautiful that death has fallen in love with it." - Life of Pi

O.O This poem is amazing!! It's so vivid in a way that makes a perfectly nonsensical sort of sense.