If I Was An Activity Book

I’d be more willing to play your games.
Allow you to connect the dots in any order you please.

I’d be a beautiful spring day,
depicted with purple grass and cyan skies.

If I were an optimist

I’d believe in change,
growth
beauty
and Santa Clause

If I were beautiful

I’d know it
I’d own it

If I were talented

I’d be featured
I’d be rich

If I were brave

I’d admit the truth
and I’d lose again

But I’m not,
so stop playing with me.

I’m like a box marked fragile,
if you drop me, I WILL break.

So stop trying to color me red.
Stop trying to color me sweet,
stop trying to color me idyllic
and feminine
and sober
and dull.

I was not a blank page when we met,
and I never will be.

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Originally dark blonde, shy girl with an inferiority complex. But that’s no fun now is it? Black hair, yellowy hazel eyes, a “the louder the better” mentality, and an ego the size of Detroit (as fake as my raven hair I should mention) rounds out my very normal nautre. (-: Judge me by my poetry and my writing, and you’ll know me better than 85% of the rest of the world. (-:

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  • lilynoelle
    lilynoelleover 3 years ago

    This makes me shiver inside, and not in the good way – it’s a sad poem, a stirring and emotional piece that really sets the mood and runs with it. There is an honesty here that is difficult to touch AND accept. This line is my favorite:
    I was not a blank page when we met,
    and I never will be.

    Beautiful and raw – nice work, dear.

  • Edibl3leper
    Edibl3leperover 3 years ago

    Thank you Stella Star the wonder friend. (-: Does it get tiring being so much to so many people. This is not sarcasm, I mean it, you are occasionally my life line, a float ring to a drowning Mandi over board. I appreciate it more than I will ever be able to express or repay. Your favorite line was the hardest one for me to write. Loves

  • Anna Shaw
    Anna Shawover 3 years ago

    This is an all time favourite for me, truly wonderful writing.
    xx

  • O-M-G, really? Thank you sooo very much, I am speechless. (-:

    – Edibl3leper

  • George Yesthal
    George Yesthalover 3 years ago

    God this reeks of bittersweet emotion. I just love the line,“If I were talented I’d be featured, I’d be rich…” Well you are VERY talented, my dear. Rich? Alas the plight of the starving artist. I know it well. Chances are our work will be priceless…POSTHUMOUSLY. And by the way, you’re “beautiful” as well.

  • Now it’s my turn to say ’Awww, Shucks", and scratch my toes in the dirt. I can be sexy at times, but beautiful??? George, YOU ROCK!

    – Edibl3leper

  • TREVOR34
    TREVOR34over 3 years ago

    This is the line for me
    I’m like a box marked fragile,
    if you drop me, I WILL break.

    Love it

    Trevor

  • Thank YOU, I now LOVE YOU. (- hehehe Appreciation to the nth degree.

    – Edibl3leper

  • lilynoelle
    lilynoelleover 3 years ago

    <3 You’re so much to many people, as well – likely more than me! For all the flaws you preceive you have, and we all do, you’re a wonder woman yourself, stronger than you may ever know, and certainly more beautiful!
    XOXOXO

  • We’ll argue about the beautiful thing all day, so let’s agree to disagree. All I can say is thank you, as much as that get’s repetitive, I mean it. (-:

    – Edibl3leper

  • Adam Winbigler
    Adam Winbiglerover 3 years ago

    This is amazing… Although who’s to say you’re not those things? All marked pages have a beauty, it’s just more subtle in some than in others.

  • So are you saying you’re in love with me? JK Of course, I am just kidding, lol The kind words you’ve taken the time to write just made my night. Oh more rhymes lol

    – Edibl3leper

  • lilynoelle
    lilynoelleover 3 years ago

    At least we both think the other person is beautiful, instead of vice versa. lmao
    <3
    Hope everything is ok with your aunt,
    star

  • Amy Levos
    Amy Levosover 3 years ago

    In love with the whole thing, but especially:

    _So stop trying to color me red.
    Stop trying to color me sweet,
    stop trying to color me idyllic
    and feminine
    and sober
    and dull.

    I was not a blank page when we met,
    and I never will be._

    And your tags. They rock!!

  • Thank you Amy, I know it’s taken me a life time to reply, I have been gone (gone crazy), I think I am back now. I miss you and your fun energy. I hope we get to hang again soon, w.c. or otherwise. (-: Hope lifes treating you well, you deserve it. (-:

    – Edibl3leper

  • Amy Levos
    Amy Levosover 3 years ago

    In love with the whole thing, but especially:

    So stop trying to color me red.
    Stop trying to color me sweet,
    stop trying to color me idyllic
    and feminine
    and sober
    and dull.
    I was not a blank page when we met,
    and I never will be.

    And your tags. They rock!!

  • Lol, stella said she loves my tags too. I suppose I just tend towards the unusual attempt at hooking a reader. I find schtuff on here by searching for odd words like disembowel or fruit bowl. (-: lol Thank you so much.

    – Edibl3leper

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