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


I'd give it all ,

to be but your painting on the wall.

To catch your eyes

And lift them when they fall.


The past pride of your gallery

Now your empty-thrown-out frame,

obsolete, and tossed away.

Not a dot on the poster boys of today.


Left to wither,

twisted and bitter,

face down on the floor,

so you don't have to see me anymore.


My dreams my visions,

cut out from the picture ,

with surgical incisions,

and careless precision. 


Despite the dust and damage 

I'll stay intact,

though blacked, cracked and smacked.


Just whisper to me once

that you'll be mine...

I'll put it on a movie reel, 

and I'll be just fine. 



Submitted: November 11, 2014

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I love the flow of this piece. The concept for this is nicely done and lyrical, as well as romantic. Wonderful work, one of the best I've read on this site. Excellent work, this one...

Tue, November 11th, 2014 4:25am


very well writen and flowing piece great job on this poem!

Tue, November 11th, 2014 4:12pm


That was awesome! But I was kinda confused in the beginning of it. You wanted to be her picture, but then later described how she doesn't take good care of her pictures, does that mean you just want a "fling"?

Tue, November 11th, 2014 5:13pm


Its sounds like painting feels forgotten and hope's to be on the wall once more.

Tue, November 11th, 2014 7:41pm

Mr Watson

You don't publish many pieces JFM, but then you do they're always masterfully done ! it reminds me of an old actor who's had his portrait painted when he was younger and has fallen from grace, if that makes sense.

Tue, November 11th, 2014 8:03pm

Melski K

Nice interesting piece it felt in the beginning very old world but we were reminded of the possibilities of technology in the final stanza the protagonist clinging to the hope of preserving the relationship .

Tue, November 11th, 2014 8:14pm

Luke Mullen

I’m glad I stumbled across you. This was a good read - I like the sentiment, and the delivery is very good too. My compliments. Luke

Mon, January 19th, 2015 4:36am

Mike S.

I see, like me, you're a member of the 'Twisted Dumped Wreck' club--hang in there, OR, I'm full of it, and you wrote this just because!

Wed, September 7th, 2016 4:02pm


Nice one . Love it

Wed, September 7th, 2016 7:35pm


Pain ... is reel!

Sun, September 11th, 2016 9:54am

JE Falcon aka JEF

Well done and well said.

Thu, February 9th, 2017 5:15pm


Beautiful work!

Wed, June 7th, 2017 4:22pm

Tom Allen714

A very Nice piece...Tom...

Sat, September 30th, 2017 11:35am

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