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    dots Submission Name: We Bruise the Skydots

    Author: cuddledumplin
    ASL Info:    36/ f/UK
    Elite Ratio:    4.08 - 6269/5927/526
    Words: 58
    Class/Type: Poetry/Misc
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       OK, I have no idea what to think of this. I've written more drafts of this than anything I've ever written, and I'm not truly happy with any of them. I've totally lost perspective. I'm not sure it's a good enough idea to make myself crazy. Anyway, I had one in which night was her bruised black. Should I put that back in? I wrote this version today, and there's been no sun to cheer the sky. She's been sulking gray all day.

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    dotsWe Bruise the Skydots

    The sky reflects her blue sadness upon the earth.
    Our words, our bullets, our bombs
    batter her face with marks
    of purple, pink, and red.
    Though her friend the sun
    soothes her a bit,
    cheers her a bit
    when he arrives.
    The bruises return
    as soon as his bright face
    takes its leave.

    Submitted on 2005-11-16 15:08:53     Terms of Service / Copyright Rules
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      I think that you should add in the line about the night being bruised black, but the rest of it is a beautifully expressed peice that I would not suggest that you add anything to, but that just me!!!! PS: wont someone tell me WELCOME BACK BROKENMUSE *sighs*
    | Posted on 2006-04-29 00:00:00 | by brokenmuse | [ Reply to This ]
      Very simple, yet, direct. I like the analogy you've woven here. The earth personified and hurt by the birth of words and other inventions of the human animal.

    Its almost as though Mother Earth is being battered...the victim of domestic abuse.

    Whatever your intent, its beautiful Amy, and i love the way that the poem turns in on itself toward the end.

    hope you are well,
    see you around,
    | Posted on 2006-06-08 00:00:00 | by twacky | [ Reply to This ]
      I'm a bit confused cause it's a harsh turn from the sun to the one who brings back her bruises. I had to read it twice to really get it. I think this is because of his 'bright face'. that refers back to the sun for me. and that's confusing a bit. I know what you mean by it but I would replace it with 'smile' or something like that.
    as for the line you've left out in this version I think you've done right. for me it doesn't fit. and I would leave out the 'blue' in your first line. it just doubles the sadness and brings in nothing new. but I really like the lines

    our words
    our bullets
    our bombs
    batter her face with marks
    of purple,
    and red

    well done, Amy.
    | Posted on 2005-11-28 00:00:00 | by eve1684 | [ Reply to This ]
      This is a most interesting metaphor. Very creative and refreshing to read. It is most unfortunate that our way of life seems to include war and hurting one another whether it be our words towards one another or our tendency to be at war with others. I like how you have used the sky's colors to indicate bruising and the sun's arrival to cheer her. It is ironic as well as the sun causes the sky's color but since that is not the direction you were taking with this, it seems irrelevant. But if you think of it in terms of the sunset it works perfectly as the sun is disappearing at this time of day. I think to improve the overall flow of the read I would add a "but" to the beginning of the line "the bruises return". I stumbled there briefly without it but that is just my opinion. Overall a wonderful poem and its content is very original. Nice work. Take care.

    | Posted on 2005-11-25 00:00:00 | by lmz | [ Reply to This ]
      i love the idea here of bruising the sky with our
    words and bombs and guns.. very well said.
    the sun soothes, briefly..
    as always Amy, you have such a unique way with
    your writing. i like it!

    | Posted on 2005-11-20 00:00:00 | by magnicat | [ Reply to This ]
      I think adding the night was bruised black part is a good idea! I also think that the way you described the pink, red and purple being bruising as the sun sets is beautiful. Either way you take this, it's going to be great!
    | Posted on 2005-11-20 00:00:00 | by miss__smiles | [ Reply to This ]
      I think 'night was her bruised black' would fit this. It's not as good as your other poems, but still good.
    | Posted on 2005-11-18 00:00:00 | by Maverique | [ Reply to This ]
      You know I always find that the weather reflects how I feel about things...im sure I am not the only one this happens to.

    To me Amy this poem shows me that
    how the night no matter how beautiful is can be leaves a somber taste in my mouth.

    | Posted on 2005-11-17 00:00:00 | by armand | [ Reply to This ]
      I think you should leave this as is. This is great hun. I love the idea of night sky reflecting someone's sadness. Night time can be a hard time for some. Sometimes it gets me but most time I come alive at night. (It's the night owl in me.) lol
    I like that you said she has the sun as her friend - she has some light in her life - that makes me feel good about this piece. Maybe this girl won't forget that special light and give up like so many others do. Maybe that's what she lives for - the light - even if the time she is cheered up is small that could save her life.
    I think that this was great and interesting and totally uniquely you. :) Great job hun.
    Take care.

    | Posted on 2005-11-17 00:00:00 | by borderlinetears | [ Reply to This ]
      A perfect write
    I too love the sunshine and to word her beauty as protecting the sky was perfect
    You really captured the beauty of the sky with this write
    Great Job!
    | Posted on 2005-11-17 00:00:00 | by Ronswords | [ Reply to This ]
      This is perfect
    I love the spare way you have written this,
    the few words that you have used are so right.

    the analogy of war bruisiig the sky is absolutely brilliant
    . ...you have tapped into something i have often thought about (the way storm clouds look bruised), but you have taken it several steps up the ladder...this is top claass
    | Posted on 2005-11-17 00:00:00 | by ertha | [ Reply to This ]
      I think I would add one line similar to the idea you had in you comment, just one line to ground it place it back on earth..

    when he arrives
    the bruises return
    as soon as his bright face
    takes its leave
    in the night.

    I love your idea Amy and how you've composed it, nice!
    the idea of the sky being so delicate is a great metaphor,
    thanks for sharing.

    Love and hugs,
    | Posted on 2005-11-16 00:00:00 | by nansofast | [ Reply to This ]
      Apparently you have a lot to say on a variety of subjects, either way I love the way in which you say it. This is another great poem, I'd give it a 9.0 out of 10.
    | Posted on 2005-11-16 00:00:00 | by Naymless | [ Reply to This ]
      I don't know who wrote the other one. But I think this one is okay. It isn't the best but it is not terrible. It has an interesting unifying themes about her dependency on this person for her happiness. I think that it should be a little bit longer and have a little more detail. Over all I think you put a lot of thought into it and I think you should keep trying with this one.
    | Posted on 2005-11-16 00:00:00 | by Briannan | [ Reply to This ]

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