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The Color of Crying MAG

December 14, 2008
By Andie BRONZE, Nampa, Idaho
Andie BRONZE, Nampa, Idaho
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Dim and dark
on sunken wings
the melting glow
of tears on skin
and dint of pressure
grasping spare
and turning raw
those gaping eyes
stinging the sight
of what is right in front of us.

The author's comments:
Though this is a poem about crying, I don't see it as a specifically negative way. I wrote this after a difficult time in my life, where the crying was not only about grief, but a sense of renewal and clearing my vision. Thank you for reading.

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KJ03 said...
on Oct. 15 2020 at 8:40 am
KJ03, Ewing, New Jersey
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It is very short yet captivating. The words used made the poem powerful!

on Oct. 14 2014 at 2:28 pm
Savannah457 PLATINUM, Hood River, Oregon
25 articles 0 photos 12 comments

Favorite Quote:
"A great day to walk off the earth" ~ myself

What a beautiful poem :)

lexiibeale said...
on Jan. 7 2014 at 3:37 pm
lexiibeale, Germantown, Maryland
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Favorite Quote:
"Colour my life with the chaos of trouble"

Check out my poetry please!

Kavon SILVER said...
on Nov. 6 2012 at 3:56 pm
Kavon SILVER, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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The embodiment of this poem is a cocked emotional silencer at the temple of stress. SIMPLY BEAUTIFUL!!!

on Nov. 4 2012 at 6:16 pm
Dead__Silent BRONZE, Estero, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
" All that we see or seem, it but a dream within a dream " ~ Edgar Allan Poe

That was really Beautiful! I loved it:)

on Nov. 4 2012 at 5:04 pm
PandaBearLouise16 BRONZE, Lyndonville, Vermont
4 articles 5 photos 69 comments

Favorite Quote:
I love lamp.....
IM KICKIN MY @$$ DOYA MIND???????????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

woooww i love this peice! amazing! 5 star for sure  

on Oct. 13 2012 at 11:49 pm
relaxingcry GOLD, Buffalo, New York
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Favorite Quote:
i go hard forever thats just how im designed thats just how im built see the look in my eyes take all this from me and im still going to survive

short and sweet i loved it...hope to read more...and if you dont mind please check out my poem the forbidden river? anyway great write and congrats on getting in the mag

on Sep. 21 2012 at 5:55 pm
KristinC PLATINUM, Cupertino, California
27 articles 0 photos 19 comments

Favorite Quote:
"So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past."
-F.Scott Fitzgerald, the Great Gatsby

"To write it, it took three months; to conceive it three minutes; to collect the data in it all my life."
-F. Scott Fitzgerald

Very intense and colorful!   What a gorgeous poem.

on Aug. 30 2012 at 11:28 pm
Basya44 PLATINUM, Brighton, Massachusetts
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What an outstanding title! That is the key victory here. Very funky. I would have loved to hear a longer version with more of your beautiful language. I wonder what you would think of my own poetry- I would love to hear your feedback:) Thanks for sharing!

on Aug. 30 2012 at 6:12 pm
Under-the-Rain GOLD, Chicago, Illinois
18 articles 5 photos 99 comments

Favorite Quote:
Are you ready to go to battle with your mind?- Written by me :)
Lost the battle, win the war//Bringing my sinking ship back to the shore- Paramore, Now

I love the poem and your comment.  :) i love the word choice, this is AMAZING!!!!! This poem is short and simple but holds so much depth, and a beautiful message. the explantion made it even better. <3 it very much! and can you please check out some of my poems :)

CMoore5 BRONZE said...
on Jun. 25 2012 at 4:48 pm
CMoore5 BRONZE, Safety Harbor, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
"The greatest knowledge a man can know is knowing he knows nothing." - Socrates

I love the strong word choice you used, this poem is so powerful. You are a great writer :)

on Jun. 24 2012 at 8:46 am
albinotiger GOLD, Gloucester, Massachusetts
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Favorite Quote:
"Monsters are real, and ghosts are real too. They live inside us, and sometimes, they win"- Stephen King
“In life, unlike chess, the game continues after checkmate”- Isaac Asimov

I love your note on the side. it gave the poem a whole new meaning.

on Apr. 18 2012 at 11:48 am
LokiitahOvaaUx3, Bronx, New York
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Favorite Quote:


on Mar. 29 2012 at 5:33 pm
musicidraw PLATINUM, Manton, Michigan
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This is amazing!!!!

spency SILVER said...
on Mar. 11 2012 at 9:17 pm
spency SILVER, Irvington, New Jersey
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Favorite Quote:

nice up the good work...very nice

on Mar. 7 2012 at 9:20 pm
be_unique. SILVER, Boston, Massachusetts
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this is so good! i love the word choice

on Feb. 14 2012 at 10:59 am
AlexisNicole822 SILVER, Elyria, Ohio
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Favorite Quote:
Robert Pattinson: “If you find a girl who reads, keep her close. When you find her up at 2 AM clutching a book to her chest and weeping, make her a cup of tea and hold her. You may lose her for a couple of hours but she will always come back to you. She’ll talk as if the characters in the book are real, because for a while, they always are. Date a girl who reads because you deserve it. You deserve a girl who can give you the most colorful life imaginable. If you can only give her monotony, and stale hours and half-baked proposals, then you’re better off alone. If you want the world and the worlds beyond it, date a girl who reads"

This is amazing. The meaning behind it is, like you said, not all negative. I know many times where I cried just to relieve myself of the hurt I did feel. But yes, this is truly amazing and I love how you kept it short and simple, but held so much depth within it.

Fia-fia BRONZE said...
on Jan. 23 2012 at 10:11 pm
Fia-fia BRONZE, Bethesda, Maryland
4 articles 1 photo 157 comments
Wonderful! THis poem itself is great.... and the meaning behind it sheds a whole new light. You are right that tears have multiple meanings and such.... and thank you for clarifying and sharing! I hope your difficult time is better now! Thank you! :)

daniec SILVER said...
on Jan. 1 2012 at 5:42 pm
daniec SILVER, Jacksonville, Florida
6 articles 0 photos 11 comments

Favorite Quote:
Dancing faces you towards heaven which ever way you turn. Dance for Christ because you can...

very nice poem i can relate to it very much

on Jan. 1 2012 at 4:51 pm
Missundrstoodx2, Indianapolis, Indiana
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Favorite Quote:
"You never know what it enough until you know what is more than enough."

to me, when people associate a poem, or words with crying, it always has the negative implication. it always has an assumption of pain, and it's easy to label the topic as generic. but as you so beautifully describe, the COLOR of crying is much more intriguing of a topic, and you dictate it very well. i love that you end with the reader never know what it is that's in front of you, or us in life. great diction, keep it up