This poem is inspired by what a thirteen-year-old boy musician would write to the girl he likes in the middle grade WIP I’ve almost completed. (So if it’s not any good, it’s because a thirteen-year-old boy sort of wrote it.)
Is like a poem from Langston Hughes
Swirls and soars
A life beyond markings on pages
Your eyes bright,
You remind me of Van Gogh’s Starry Night
Underneath a cupcake dress, you twirl
We are more
Than the clothes we wear, texture of hair
Ethnicities, strokes on a painting
True black’s like
A bear’s coat, the ocean at midnight
What is white?
Bright, like creampuff clouds sweeping the sky
I just see, the colors in between
Expressionist details, contrasts fade
Vibrant moments, memories, laughter
Just you, me, music, a dance, a kiss
P.S. Thank you to everyone who shared and especially donated for my Contest for a Cause .
Peace First, a local charity is working to reduce violence. Living in the Boston area, people here couldn’t help but feel it personally. Your support meant a lot to me.
There were people who donated, but just wanted to help. They didn’t take a book. There were also people who won, but aren’t blogger. Those who won and are bloggers:
Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk (signed)
Dear Life, You Suck by Scott Blagden (signed)
Jennifer Government by Max Barry (signed)
Congratulations to the winners! I’ll be in touch soon.
As a result, the remaining books will most likely be donated to Books for Boston , if it works out with the contributing authors/book donators. Details about Books for Boston HERE.