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the deadliest shade

a poem about the colour blue

By emPublished about a year ago 1 min read
the deadliest shade
Photo by nikko macaspac on Unsplash

Then his lips turned blue,

Not like a sea, nor a sky.

Like death. Like "goodbye."

sad poetry

About the Creator


I’m a writer, a storyteller, a lunatic. I imagine in a parallel universe I might be a caricaturist or a botanist or somewhere asleep on the moon — but here, I am a writer, turning moments into multiverses and making homes out of them.

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Excellent work. Looking forward to reading more!

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  1. Compelling and original writing

    Creative use of language & vocab

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    Original narrative & well developed characters

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  • Ahna Lewis9 months ago

    Wow! Talk about an ending with a punch. Great job with this poem!

  • Oh God! This broke my heart so much!

  • Jessica Dowding9 months ago

    I love how this flows. Beautiful, vivid use of language.

  • A very familiar color.

  • Poppy 9 months ago

    Hey, just letting you know I shared this poem in my story Poppy's Preferences: https://vocal.media/journal/poppy-s-preferences-pt-5

  • Poppy 9 months ago

    This is tragic but written beautifully. Completely captivating

  • Babs Iversonabout a year ago

    Sad, very sad!!! Left a heart!!!

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