Painting with Memories - Irish wolf hound's Shadows for Shadows Comp Entry

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic

My entry for Irish wolf Hounds Shadows for Shadows Comp. Please not the sentence I picked is in bold!

Painting with Memories

A Poem for Irish wolf Hound’s Shadows in Shadows Competition

Scars the shape of hearts cascading down your neck
The will to keep on going no longer seems sane
Memories are all you have, but you’ll keep fighting yet
Because you know inside your unhuman soul, you haven’t given in.

Let the night sky be your backdrop, let the stars ignite your heart
Because everything will be worth it, once you get back to the start
Let your bad days be your yellow paint, let your good be only your gold
Let the darkness of the dome above take your colours and then hold

Watch the angels throw downs their halos, pretty crimson paints the floor
Watch brothers turn on brothers, for they can’t bear it anymore.
The snow white wings of the dove, as black as impending doom,
because painting with memories, was all the world ever gave to you

Tears the shape of butterflies are falling to the ground,
Your fight between giving up or going on is no longer as sound
They whisper your name at night, just like they always do
But you know in your unhuman soul, the world was cruel to you.






Submitted: April 17, 2012

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Irish wolf hound

WOW! thank you so much for entering! I like how you weaved the sentence in, very well done. Good luck. Keep posted for the winners on 1st may! Thank you, again, for entering. :)

Tue, April 17th, 2012 5:17am


Thanks for commenting :) Much appreciated!

Tue, April 17th, 2012 1:10am


I really enjoyed reading this poem. I like the fact you have taken a clear theme but that it can be interperated in so many different ways - James.

Wed, April 18th, 2012 11:50pm


Thanks for your comment!

Wed, April 18th, 2012 5:32pm

Irish wolf hound

Well done, your I enjoyed reading your poetry all the way! Thank you so much for reading. Congratulations, I have awarded you 1st place for your hard work. Please let me know what you would like me to read etc. Thank you for entering.

Tue, May 1st, 2012 7:40am


YAY! I can't believe you picked my poem :) Thank you so much!

Tue, May 1st, 2012 12:51am


A deserved winner. Great theme and crafting. Clear enough to be comprehendible but vague enough that every reader can connect to.

Most enjoyable


Tue, May 1st, 2012 7:38pm


Oh, thank you! Your comment means a lot :)

Tue, May 1st, 2012 4:08pm


Sometimes we paint to create memories. Sometimes we write poetry to release those same memories. Sometimes we just release. I really enjoy the poem above. I also enjoy your art because you have shown you have wonderful expressive talent!

Wed, July 18th, 2012 12:02am



Tue, July 17th, 2012 5:37pm

Irish wolf hound

I'm sorry I haven't gotten back to you sooner. I would love to hear what novels or poems etc you would like me to read. please get back to me! ;D

Sat, April 27th, 2013 10:02am

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