Box Up Emotions

Shades of happy pink are abundantly splashed; purple jealously accepts next best. Angry and worn, white subdues black and navy’s careless invasion. Optimistic yellow’s smile shines brightly while gray mourns, ignored and avoided.



Linking this up with Trifextra Week 52 where they asked for a 33 word example of personification. I looked around the room and saw the box of crayons used by my granddaughters to happily and obsessively create drawings and color in coloring books. Many emotions spill forth when she is coloring. The perfect object to personify.

Trifextra Week 52


14 comments on “Box Up Emotions

  1. atrm61 says:

    Loved the way you equated the emotions with colours :-)The brightly coloured crayons in the picture are a great add-on.


  2. deanabo says:

    This is terrific! What a great idea for this prompt. Very good!


  3. Sandra says:

    Great take on the prompt.


  4. Tara R. says:

    I loved this, and it made me want to get out my own box of Crayolas.


  5. Dawn Lamond says:

    Awesome! 🙂 Love how you wrote to the picture 😀 I feel so bad for gray.. 8(


  6. Lance says:

    Brilliant. I looked up crayola crayons colors for mine too. Loved how vivid this is.


  7. Cobbie's World says:

    My daughters, 3 and 6, are on a real colouring jag themselves lately. We are going through markers, pencil crayons and crayons like crazy. We are, also, acquiring quite a collection of odds and sods; broken nibs, worn down pencils, dried up markers and other, once proud, makers of marks who now find themselves on the scrap heap of my daughters’ imaginations. You captured this very well in your poem. Well done.


  8. barbara says:

    Purple – jealousy? 🙂 well done piece.


  9. Draug419 says:

    I like the weird-colored crayons, so the grays and oranges are some of my faves (:


  10. steph says:

    Wonderful! It’s a scientific fact that colors elicit emotion. Fantastic idea. And the photograph is lovely.


  11. joetwo says:

    Ah the one crayon that is never used!


  12. kymminbarcelona says:

    Poor ignored, avoided gray!


  13. cshowers says:

    Very good – but I feel sorry for gray… not sorry enough to use it though. 🙂


  14. muZer says:

    Wow.. Love the way you used crayons and colors to represent different emotions. Great take on the prompt.


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