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Oh Vincent


Oh Vincent, can we ever know what torments plagued you; 
what demons fought you; what images raped your senses?
It was no accident that you sent blinding blasts of brightness
swirling, like hurled saucers to splatter upon your night sky canvases.

There you found your voice feathered 
with mixed hues of unrelenting colors 
swished in among tired out bristles.
Unconstrained, they brought to life 
the frenzied haunting façade of your crazed visions.

Oh Vincent, you have tried to paint pictures of God,
broken frames holding thoughts alive within a broken soul,   
You felt other’s deep sorrows and you placed 
your mournful tears upon empty spaces, 
and rendered images of a faceted life, 
conceived from a passionate heart.

Oh Vincent, you created holy existences 
upon folios of painted scenes
the glory of dreams carefully uncovered 
and laid bare to once again transcend life 
as permanent shapes and shadows.

Evocative images were lured into sensory miracles  
of what you wanted to offer, and of all you had to offer
You told your stories in ways only you could express.

But, oh Vincent, I ask you, was it really ever enough?

CAK  2-20-2014


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  1. Date: 10/8/2014 6:20:00 AM

    I was kind of wondering when this piece became "light poetry", the last line has brought it home. But it also lays bare your dark, brooding side.
  1. Date: 8/24/2014 6:39:00 PM

    Well done on Vincent Allan... Enjoyed reading this... Verlena
  1. Date: 8/24/2014 6:08:00 PM

    I read a biography of his not long ago, he really was a tormented soul. I enjoyed your take on him...BG