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The Portrait

He cloaked her skin with a dark silk gown made of tattered wings neath the hunter' skies He covered her hair with a mourning veil Upon her face his hands did play Mysteriously the vacant gaze the secret pains His brush did paint the monaliza's eyes upon her lips he carved a smile with no expressions nor expectations of what one is to behold Enigmatic, Suffocating Secret whispers still untold Ghostly mist will keep on lingering in the silence of her soul There she stares from the old portrait Would somebody let her go? He stares He ponders Was this the girl who entered his dream? Did he paint her pain? Was she the same? Lush lips that couldn't smile Sullen eyes that couldn't lie telling of strife unable to bloom sheltered from the light Futures slowed Hopes dashed Dreams crushed Was he to save her? Thoughts echoed in his mind Is he her savior? Her mystery? Her hero? Will he fly to her side? Will he be her star that shines? Listen closely the portrait calls save me, come save me

Copyright © | Year Posted 2014




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Date: 12/10/2014 12:14:00 PM
The first reaction is of Maurice, who understood better this kind of subtle poetry that need not to be explained or commented.The author`s bow is like Ulysses` :the target (calling) new poems.The mentioned star was saved. Take care.You are a gifted poet.
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Date: 11/23/2014 6:22:00 AM
Excellent write!
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Date: 11/22/2014 9:22:00 AM
This made me think of the Mona Lisa. Nice poem.
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Date: 11/22/2014 8:13:00 AM
Simply wonderful .i am in awe of your writing....Seren
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Date: 11/22/2014 12:43:00 AM
Simply beautiful
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Date: 11/21/2014 9:38:00 PM
It's an eternal call -- calling generations to the end of time. very nicely done.
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Date: 11/21/2014 4:33:00 PM
Will he be the star that shines?listen closely the portrait calls... I do love these lines Tim.I love what you did with this poem!!
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