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Painted Alone

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Below is the poem entitled Painted Alone which was written by poet Richard McClellan. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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Painted Alone

Goin alone,
Why must my travels be so stale.
No love to quote, no tales to tell,
I'm on troubled waters, no beacon to see.

At home I'm always alone.
Why O' why?
No satiation in my soul,
I'm idle and dark like a noir stained bowl.

Pale face, lonely state,
O' blind man I be.
Imagine no walking cane to take,
and pierced with a cold blackened stake.

Alone, no life do I see.
Why am I on an a empty isle?
No paddle or ship to sail,
and my inner self is so blatantly pale.

Fore my painting is alone.
A horsehair brush I must take,
to paint me a new mirage,
without loneliness in my forage place.

Being Painted Alone says a thousand words.
Your voice is tossed on the breeze.
I'm flying kites that have no anchor string,
my conversation forever lost with no words to bring.

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  1. Date: 7/23/2012 9:42:00 AM
    very lonely poem. i feel myself right there with you,but can't speak

    McClellan Avatar Richard McClellan
    Date: 7/23/2012 9:44:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks for reading Karen. I will check some of yours out later this week.
  1. Date: 7/22/2012 2:43:00 AM
    Hi Richard, you need to borrow some of my paint brushes.. I'm gonna paint you a friend called me.. and i will loan you some of my string, so we can go kite flying... But, I'm gonna warn you.. My kite will fly higher than high... Cause that is what I make out of life... even when I'm painted alone,, I'm not... this is a great verse... thank you..pd

    McClellan Avatar Richard McClellan
    Date: 7/22/2012 7:40:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Awe shucks, that's sweet. Thank you PD, yes flying on the breeze will be fun with my friend holding my string... :)
  1. Date: 4/25/2012 1:13:00 PM
    Touching poem Richard, well written. - oxox love Anne-Lise

    McClellan Avatar Richard McClellan
    Date: 4/25/2012 7:47:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks so much for taking the time to read Anne Lise.
  1. Date: 4/25/2012 5:38:00 AM
    A thousand kites are released into the wind Only to return to that isle that first made them sing, enjoyed your poetry Richard hugs vie

    McClellan Avatar Richard McClellan
    Date: 4/25/2012 7:47:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Vienna, I will check out some of your writes...