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The Toppled Crayons

November 26, 2021
By Afra DIAMOND, Kandy, Other
Afra DIAMOND, Kandy, Other
79 articles 7 photos 1667 comments

Favorite Quote:
"You can’t ask other people to believe you and vote for you if you don’t back yourself."
-Jacinda Ardern-

"If I can make someone's day brighter, happier, better, that makes me happier."
-Ava Max-

"A writer must never be short of ideas."
-Gabriel Agreste- (Fictional character- Miraculous)

"A Bridge Has Two Sides."
-Elsa- (Fictional character- Frozen)

“I knew who I was as a girl but I had to find who I was as a woman.”
-Delta Goodrem-


I loved you more than my crayons

I loved you more than its colours

I loved you more than the minions

it creates through its showers

 

Just a little before, as I drew my work of art

in my pad, My crayons toppled down

And broke apart just like my heart,

when you were with another Middlemist Red in town

 

My dear, I might be just a common rose

But I truly carried a torch for you

and not only that my drawing pad knows

But also, that I expected you'd truly love me too

 

All my love for you is in my drawing pad

I drew it with my crayons, the very ones

that toppled due to me, making me feel bad

And they were broken and were out of stuns

 

I took them, stuck them back with super-glue

And drew with them again, they were good

I coloured me, I coloured you

I mused on your 'vow' of love, now hidden in your hood

 

The crayons are you, you are four-star

Not the same, but fine, in toto fine 

But, the smears from the crayons on the tiles there,

can't be wiped hand over fist, like this heart of mine 


The author's comments:

This poem is about an artist who thinks of her long lost love in which she loved truly but the wrong person. As she crayoned her picture, her crayons fell into chunks, onto the floor. That made her dwell upon her past love. She flashed back the incident in which she realized that she adored the wrong person. She cries sadly of her love as she reveals that the drawing pad had pictures drawn by her about her love. She finally fixes the crayons with super-glue and compares it to her past lover while she compares her heart to the smears on the tiles of her floor, which cannot be erased easily.

I dedicate this poem to Dad and Mom who are everything to me...I dedicate this poem to Awrah, Amdhi, Aara and Sathvika for their devotion towards me...I also dedicate this poem to all my Maternal Relatives blood or not, for their endless love upon me...Thank you all...Finally, I dedicate this poem to all the readers of Teen Ink...


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Afra DIAMOND said...
on May. 17 at 8:51 am
Afra DIAMOND, Kandy, Other
79 articles 7 photos 1667 comments

Favorite Quote:
"You can’t ask other people to believe you and vote for you if you don’t back yourself."
-Jacinda Ardern-

"If I can make someone's day brighter, happier, better, that makes me happier."
-Ava Max-

"A writer must never be short of ideas."
-Gabriel Agreste- (Fictional character- Miraculous)

"A Bridge Has Two Sides."
-Elsa- (Fictional character- Frozen)

“I knew who I was as a girl but I had to find who I was as a woman.”
-Delta Goodrem-

@rafaelampires, thank you...🌸🌸🌸

on May. 16 at 5:15 pm
rafaelampires BRONZE, Rio De Janeiro, Other
2 articles 0 photos 1 comment

Favorite Quote:
"If you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid"
- Albert Einstein

This is a very creative poem, congratulations!!

Afra DIAMOND said...
on Apr. 5 at 1:01 pm
Afra DIAMOND, Kandy, Other
79 articles 7 photos 1667 comments

Favorite Quote:
"You can’t ask other people to believe you and vote for you if you don’t back yourself."
-Jacinda Ardern-

"If I can make someone's day brighter, happier, better, that makes me happier."
-Ava Max-

"A writer must never be short of ideas."
-Gabriel Agreste- (Fictional character- Miraculous)

"A Bridge Has Two Sides."
-Elsa- (Fictional character- Frozen)

“I knew who I was as a girl but I had to find who I was as a woman.”
-Delta Goodrem-

@AmaraKwameTheOnlyOne, thank you...✌🏻✌🏻✌🏻

on Apr. 4 at 7:31 pm
AmaraKwameTheOnlyOne GOLD, Durban, Other
10 articles 1 photo 36 comments

Favorite Quote:
Action without thought is empty. Thought without action is blind.
– Kwame Nkrumah

@Afra, ths poem is really saddening but i love hw u hv written it, by giving out sorrow and all tht through ur wrds. I like tht prt of the middlemist red. V usually dnt think tht far. As an ovrall, ths is nicely written. ;D

Afra DIAMOND said...
on Feb. 26 at 10:25 pm
Afra DIAMOND, Kandy, Other
79 articles 7 photos 1667 comments

Favorite Quote:
"You can’t ask other people to believe you and vote for you if you don’t back yourself."
-Jacinda Ardern-

"If I can make someone's day brighter, happier, better, that makes me happier."
-Ava Max-

"A writer must never be short of ideas."
-Gabriel Agreste- (Fictional character- Miraculous)

"A Bridge Has Two Sides."
-Elsa- (Fictional character- Frozen)

“I knew who I was as a girl but I had to find who I was as a woman.”
-Delta Goodrem-

@aalaazah1, thank you...❤❤❤

on Feb. 26 at 7:49 am
aalaazah1 PLATINUM, Colombo, Other
32 articles 2 photos 153 comments

Favorite Quote:
where words fail music speaks
success is a journey, not a destination

when you feel your best, everybody else can feel it too - ARIANA GRANDE

If you are able to look yourself
in the mirror every day
with the decisions that you make,
that's where power starts - SELENA GOMEZ

Before you judge people judge yourself - ZAYN MALIK

haters will say what they want, but their hate will
never stop you from chasing your dream- JUSTIN BIEBER

If you follow your dreams,
it means you follow your heart.
if you do follow your heart,
I don't think you can go wrong- CELINE DION

I'm simply running out of adjectives to describe this poem because it's so beautiful...write more...kudos to u...

Afra DIAMOND said...
on Feb. 23 at 12:15 am
Afra DIAMOND, Kandy, Other
79 articles 7 photos 1667 comments

Favorite Quote:
"You can’t ask other people to believe you and vote for you if you don’t back yourself."
-Jacinda Ardern-

"If I can make someone's day brighter, happier, better, that makes me happier."
-Ava Max-

"A writer must never be short of ideas."
-Gabriel Agreste- (Fictional character- Miraculous)

"A Bridge Has Two Sides."
-Elsa- (Fictional character- Frozen)

“I knew who I was as a girl but I had to find who I was as a woman.”
-Delta Goodrem-

@IzzyMossie137, Thank you so much...🎀🎀🎀

on Feb. 21 at 8:10 am
IzzyMossie137 GOLD, Aurora, Illinois
11 articles 1 photo 75 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Life is a journey I don't have a map for."
-Delta Goodrem-

This is so heart-touching! I didn't expect a poem here to have such a deep meaning. The evolving was really unexpected, I thought that it was a story about a child's drawing or something and when I read the comments, the Middlemist part made me shocked. So deeply meaning! And we don't realise it.

Afra DIAMOND said...
on Feb. 10 at 7:11 am
Afra DIAMOND, Kandy, Other
79 articles 7 photos 1667 comments

Favorite Quote:
"You can’t ask other people to believe you and vote for you if you don’t back yourself."
-Jacinda Ardern-

"If I can make someone's day brighter, happier, better, that makes me happier."
-Ava Max-

"A writer must never be short of ideas."
-Gabriel Agreste- (Fictional character- Miraculous)

"A Bridge Has Two Sides."
-Elsa- (Fictional character- Frozen)

“I knew who I was as a girl but I had to find who I was as a woman.”
-Delta Goodrem-

@LolaQueen526, ♡♡♡

on Feb. 9 at 5:40 am
CaliFranceGurl648 GOLD, San Diego, California
11 articles 1 photo 125 comments

Favorite Quote:
“I am a California girl, born and raised, so flip-flops and cutoff shorts are my go-to look."

– Meghan Markle

@Afra, your most welcome. And thank you for the clarification. I googled the Middlemist's Red and it was as beautiful and as rare as your poem. Write more for me to read more!❤

Afra DIAMOND said...
on Feb. 7 at 9:02 am
Afra DIAMOND, Kandy, Other
79 articles 7 photos 1667 comments

Favorite Quote:
"You can’t ask other people to believe you and vote for you if you don’t back yourself."
-Jacinda Ardern-

"If I can make someone's day brighter, happier, better, that makes me happier."
-Ava Max-

"A writer must never be short of ideas."
-Gabriel Agreste- (Fictional character- Miraculous)

"A Bridge Has Two Sides."
-Elsa- (Fictional character- Frozen)

“I knew who I was as a girl but I had to find who I was as a woman.”
-Delta Goodrem-

@LolaQueen526, Thank you for commenting...💝💝💝

And for your doubt, I added Middlemist Red because the Middlemist's Red flower is considered the rarest flower in the world. And it is way beautiful than a rose. The narrator/artist mentions herself as a common rose in the next line. That is because her special someone left her for a person who was more beautiful, more unique and more different than her. I hope your doubt is clarified.

on Feb. 7 at 8:09 am
CaliFranceGurl648 GOLD, San Diego, California
11 articles 1 photo 125 comments

Favorite Quote:
“I am a California girl, born and raised, so flip-flops and cutoff shorts are my go-to look."

– Meghan Markle

@Afra, this poem is so heart-touching.
But, I have a doubt, in the last line in the second stanza, why did you add Middlemist Red? You'd have another flower like rose or lily as they sound like names of girls and they are short. Why did you choose Middlemist Red?

Afra DIAMOND said...
on Dec. 2 2021 at 12:44 am
Afra DIAMOND, Kandy, Other
79 articles 7 photos 1667 comments

Favorite Quote:
"You can’t ask other people to believe you and vote for you if you don’t back yourself."
-Jacinda Ardern-

"If I can make someone's day brighter, happier, better, that makes me happier."
-Ava Max-

"A writer must never be short of ideas."
-Gabriel Agreste- (Fictional character- Miraculous)

"A Bridge Has Two Sides."
-Elsa- (Fictional character- Frozen)

“I knew who I was as a girl but I had to find who I was as a woman.”
-Delta Goodrem-

@Guykcugvkghvhgvghmv Thank you so much