Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Feelings

Anxiety and Despair

Anxiety is red
despair is yellow
mixed together
they are orange
like a pumpkin

I carve a big 
fake smile
more a grimace
while wax melts
like tears 

12 comments:

  1. Wow, Willow. I really like what you did with this. The second stanza is strong but sad. You tell it like it is!

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  2. I like the image of the wax melting like tears, Willow.

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  3. The imagination is explosive here! Nice nice nice :)

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  4. Nice poem, Willow. Very visual with strong emotions. Mine is a little about fear, too ...

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  5. First out of the box ... with a great poem!

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  6. Oh excellent!! I really like this. Very tactile and visual.

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  7. Wow. This was brilliant and very poignant. So many times we wear masks to cover our true feelings while we are "melting" inside. Nicely done!

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  8. Very good...this is really genius!

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  9. Love the way all sorts of suggestions and allusions seem to hover in the background as I read.

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  10. I like the jack-o-lantern image - pasting a big smile. You would think that everyone could tell that the smile is fake, but I guess most people see "Jack" & not "lantern."

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  11. Poignant and good. Short and full.

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