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Snow is falling
and I canít sleep
the 3AM psychic
background noise
brings no relief
Iím tempted
to curl up
in the bottom
of some bottle
in search of
hollow silence
and escape
from my dreams

So close to the end
I held her
whispering the story
of a boy and his bear
as they played onscreen
while we slipped
into slumber
I knew that tale
by heart

I canít visit
the Wood anymore
so I reach for a box
that smells of wax
and holds a
rainbow inside
find a page
of boy and bear
asleep in the Wood
Iíd like to join them
If only I could

Filling in the image
with deliberate care
painting a picture
peaceful, carefree
because in primary
colors, fairy tales
donít bleed

Memory stings
at my eyes
as I remember
our years
and nothing
can stop the
flow of these
crayola tears

Smile if you're stupid,
laugh if you understand.

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The following comments are for "Crayola Tears"
by Bartleby

I totally LOVE this poem!!!

It has such a haunting quality that it almost breaks my heart. The depth and quality is astounding.

You've outdone yourself with this. Well done.


( Posted by: appleblossom [Member] On: September 9, 2002 )

crayola tears
Hey there. I finally found a minute to catch up on my favorite authors newest posts. As usual another great poem to add to the rest!

( Posted by: josey [Member] On: September 11, 2002 )

those tears
I love the title......and the emotions of childhood they evoke, but a childhood being still experienced.

( Posted by: ceyran gelior [Member] On: January 8, 2003 )

Have at it paison!

I would be and honored and curious beyond belief to see what you would do in tribute to this poem. The subject matter here was intensely personal at the time, and in retrospect I could have done a much better job conveying. But as always I've enjoyed hearing what the angry young man has to say.

( Posted by: Bartleby [Member] On: July 12, 2003 )

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