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This too was inspired by a young woman who was used, but unique and beautiful 

On a dusty easel at a yard sale awaiting a best offer from a patron
sat a severely damaged oil painting of a very lovely young woman.
Her beautiful frame was fractured and separated at the corners.
She was shamefully abused by some and neglected by others.
She had been colored on by boys, who did not know her worth,
and stored in a damp garage as if she were of no value to anyone.

Everyone passed her by offering no more than a casual glance
except for one older man who had a passion for restoring fine art.
The man stared intently at the battered and abused painting
wondering how a unique piece of art like her got to this place.
With the gentlest of touch, he lifts the painting off the easel
still staring at the portrait, but tilting his head first left then right
wondering if he can restore this beauty to her original splendor.
Yes, that captivating smile, those alluring ocean blue eyes,
and the unbreakable spirit behind them speak to my soul,
so I must try to do what all others have deemed impossible.

No beautiful lady in oil you may never be worth a fortune,
or hang in a museum to be adorned by millions of people,
but you will always be worth one man's time and effort
for his eyes can only see the masterpiece you could be.


      
           
          
        

             

Copyright © | Year Posted 2016




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Date: 12/14/2016 9:01:00 PM
WoW! Kim, this is such a beautiful piece with a profound message. I loved every thing about this write from start to finish. I loved how you used the battered and abused woman in the oil painting as a metaphor as an actual abused woman. All it takes one special some one to see one's true beauty."No beautiful lady in oil you may never be worth a fortune,or hang in a museum to be adorned by millions of people, but you will always be worth one man's time and effort for his eyes can only see the masterpiece you could be." These last four lines blew me away because of the honesty within them.Did she know you felt this way? A without a doubt seven:-) Alexis
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Kim Morrison
Date: 12/15/2016 6:39:00 AM
I love it when people quote something I have written because to me it is the highest of compliments. I do not do a lot of different styles of poetry. However, I have spent hours, days, and weeks on word choice and the construction of my lines. "Dear Rosebud" and "Love's Journey" two that won me first place awards in a state contest through my college are two best examples of that. Thank you again for your wonderful comments.
Date: 10/14/2016 9:47:00 PM
Beautiful!
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Date: 10/14/2016 10:16:00 PM
Thank You Heidi!