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Colourblind

Draw me.
Not as they see me,
ignore the flaws that feed my self-pity.
Discount the bruises, the cast iron shackles,
the nostalgic anchors bound to my ankles.

Sketched from behind, so you can't see me cry,
fake charcoal tears cannot be justified.
And from your rear view your gasp breaks the silence,
is it such a surprise to discover I'm spineless?
I want you to draw me before you know me,
I guess I'm intrigued to see how you see me

So I strip off my clothes, as they pool at my feet
I'm stripped of my shackles and anchored deceits.
And I stand there, naked, my legs start to shake,
What do you see in your colourblind state?

You won't see my cheeks kidnapped by a blush,
or the lightning blue sparks though we didn't yet touch.
Lifeless and grey in your fogged imagination
Scared I'll seem dull in your black and white vision.
I want to be painted in shades of crimson,
Monochrome portraits won't portray my passion.

Jodie Williams
8th August 2013
for Nette Onclaud's 'Softly Sensual' contest


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  1. Date: 9/3/2013 9:32:00 AM
    Uniquely different winning work..Enjoyed reading your passionate write..Congrats..Sara

  1. Date: 9/2/2013 10:09:00 PM
    Super Jodie. Many warm congrats for the win.

  1. Date: 9/2/2013 9:21:00 PM
    Jodie, ... CONGRATULATIONS on your SOFTLY and SENSUAL win...always~ Linda

  1. Date: 9/2/2013 7:03:00 PM
    Congrats on your win. Morgan

  1. Date: 9/2/2013 3:43:00 PM
    Excellent poem congrats on your win xxx

  1. Date: 9/1/2013 1:37:00 PM
    Jodie, a nice winning poem... Love ~ SKAT ~

  1. Date: 9/1/2013 12:09:00 PM
    Outstanding poetry... so deeply moving and and an amazing choreograph of words... congratulations on the win :)

  1. Date: 9/1/2013 8:46:00 AM
    Beautiful poem. Congratulations on your victory. G.

  1. Date: 9/1/2013 6:49:00 AM
    - This became a winning poem, it was really deserved. - Soft and romantic, Jodie! - CONGRATULATIONS!! - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 8/24/2013 5:00:00 AM
    GOOD JOB..#%#^%

  1. Date: 8/24/2013 4:57:00 AM
    Too much to describe a colour blind person.... :) A~D