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the color yellow

August 10, 2011
By thatotherguygirl GOLD, Sherman Oaks, California
thatotherguygirl GOLD, Sherman Oaks, California
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Favorite Quote:
“I will bring you flowers from the mountains, bluebells,
dark hazels, and rustic baskets of kisses.
I want to do with you
what spring does with the cherry trees.”
-Pablo Neruda

harsh and unwavering

like the sun
bright and glaring

blinding and painful
caution tape


shamelessly bright

mocking the miserable
daisies sway

a boy is dead
yellow lives on

faking happy

that’s what yellow is to me.

The author's comments:
I'm not sure how the formatting worked out, if it worked at all, but every other line is supposed to be offset, not counting the first line of the poem.

Anyway, I wrote this after someone I knew was killed by a hit-and-run driver. He was only sixteen. So please be sensitive to that, if you choose to comment.

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Harebelle GOLD said...
on Aug. 15 2011 at 7:01 pm
Harebelle GOLD, Vancouver, Other
14 articles 1 photo 118 comments
Wow! At first it seemed like you were just describing a colour, making the last few lines especially powerful. The short lines make this poem a fast, intense read!

on Aug. 15 2011 at 4:10 pm
writingchick GOLD, Huntington, Indiana
11 articles 0 photos 127 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Faith is taking another step without seeing the entire staircase."

I'm so sorry about your friend. Writing helps me too. My friend Nikki was shot by her boyfriend. I wrote a poem about it and it's on the website. It's simply titled "Nikki". On a happier note I liked the poem (: Would you check out some of mine??

dancestar GOLD said...
on Aug. 14 2011 at 8:29 pm
dancestar GOLD, Westford, Massachusetts
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Favorite Quote:

that was really just amazing! it was very original and very meaningful gud job!! plz check out my work!!

on Aug. 14 2011 at 8:01 pm
Laura_Oliver GOLD, Manchester, Connecticut
12 articles 2 photos 122 comments
Wow...Maybe in a different context this poem wouldn't work, but now it totally does. Keep writing (and check out my poems, like "True Colors" PLEASE!)!!!

on Aug. 14 2011 at 7:21 pm
SeerKnowsBest SILVER, Pryor, Oklahoma
5 articles 0 photos 53 comments

Favorite Quote:
i have so many favourite quotes, but one that has stuck with me for years is " to die would be an awfully big adventure" -peter pan, Peter Pan, j. m. barrie

This was inspiring. Deep, and i'm really sorry about your friend

Eqrider SILVER said...
on Aug. 14 2011 at 4:17 pm
Eqrider SILVER, Louisville, Kentucky
6 articles 2 photos 20 comments
I love how this isn't just a poem about yellow daisies and sunshine, etc. You really put across a very strong emotion. Very original and memorable!

on Aug. 14 2011 at 10:02 am
SunkistKisser BRONZE, Tempe, Arizona
1 article 0 photos 32 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Not one would mind, neither bird not tree
If mankind perished utterly
And Spring herself, when she woke at down,
Would hardly know that we were gone." ~Sara Teasdale
(Yea, I know, it's kind of deep, but I kind of dig it.))

Love it! It's sweet with a dark side. :)

Olwyn BRONZE said...
on Aug. 14 2011 at 7:28 am
Olwyn BRONZE, Old Greenwich, Connecticut
1 article 0 photos 2 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Favorite color of vines other than green?" "RED VINES"

This is beautiful, it really sums everything up about a hit-and-run. I love it.

on Aug. 14 2011 at 1:48 am
TheGirlWithToManyThoughts, Manchester, Connecticut
0 articles 0 photos 2 comments
This is really sweet! :3

HudaZav SILVER said...
on Aug. 13 2011 at 10:58 pm
HudaZav SILVER, Toronto, Other
8 articles 6 photos 390 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Nothing is impossible; the word itself says 'I'm possible'!" -Audrey Hepburn

This is cute, I love this!   X)