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My Master Piece

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My Master Piece

Regret flows from the depths of my soul
 With the strength of a flood
 I have held these gates shut for too long
 And though tormenting, they should not be stopped.

 The thought of your anguish
 Even as I write to you now
 Stops my heart cold
 As well it should

 What I see in front of me
 Is a painting of our love
 Its most thoughtful brushstrokes
 Mottled by hurried abstraction and inattention

 A person who had not seen this masterpiece created
 Might think it to be refuse and pass it by unknowingly
 Letting be obscured the deep beauty of its many scenes
 By layers of the tarnish of mistreatment

 But as the painter
 I see beyond the dark smears
 To recall the hours that I attended to the details
 And wonder how I could let it become so discolored

 The painting that took me my life to create
 Has lost its divinity in my careless treatment
 And even if I were to refine it
 I fear you would always see it as it is today

 So today I paint a new masterpiece
 One inspired by the muse of respect
 A work that you can love through our old age
 One that you will look to each day for inspiration

 This one will take some time
 As I want my brushstrokes to be carefully placed
 I need to move steadily to ensure that this time,
 My art represents my dream

 This is my opus
 Don't judge me on my past works
 As I have never before had so much skill and inspiration
 And never before have I wanted to please you as I do today

 With you and my children as my muse
 I will paint for you a lifetime
 A portrait of devotion and friendship
 A panorama of passion and admiration

 All I ask is that you gaze upon it with an open heart
 And you shall unquestionably love me again

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  1. Date: 10/28/2012 10:13:00 AM

    Good morning Roy ..stopping by here real quick to read your latest. You are a masterpiece. I enjoy you and your pen. I love the innocence of a loving family ..inspired this poem...friendship is a very important subject to keep sake..and your poem paints a beautiful canvas...even I want to gaze upon.... xox...to you my poet friend...luv...linda

    Keith Avatar Roy Keith Date: 10/28/2012 10:44:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    thank you Linda
  1. Date: 10/27/2012 10:10:00 PM

    Great stuff... keep doing what your doing, you're doing it awesomely. :D

    Keith Avatar Roy Keith Date: 10/27/2012 11:20:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    thank you