Digital art created in photoshop composed of 1005 my original photographs and utilising varying layer techniques. The prose beneath is what it was created to reflect.
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Fissures

How harshly I feel this pain
That leaves invisible scars
Down the path of my faults
The earthquakes of guilt and fear
Making feckless limbs tremble
And exposes the underground streams
Of saltwater that shall not be dammed
Yet damned will be

How unbearably vain
To believe the cracks in the mortar
Were already lingering beneath
When the sledgehammer lays at my feet
No matter that it was painted gold
That the intentions were honest
It is not to heaven that road leads to
Where all the fools shall meet

I am not whom once I was
Yet still that memory
Burns deep inside of me
Weeping through the fissures
Left from the convulsing emotion
Trapped within this imperfect façade
Cracked and torn, weathered; worn
Bleeding brittle black petals

© Alison Pearce 2013-01-10

Logan based writer, poet and artist. I seek with the pen and the brush. I think and it rolls out into words or strokes. I believe my writing should paint a picture and that my art should tell a story. I’m an uncomplicated woman in a very complicated way.

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Comments

  • autumnwind
    autumnwindalmost 2 years ago

    Ohh Alison, that poem….feel it too deeply, it is perfect with your image. I am wishing you didn’t post this, I was hoping for lightness and joy for you. Perhaps it is a moment in time and will not last. You are also such an incredible poetess, I hope it felt good to release what was inside. Always helps me. Wish I could do art too, what you have created here together is very strong. Sending you warm hugs and know i am always here if you ever want to drop me a line.
    Sending warmest hugs, shar xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxooxoxoxox

  • Releasing it is the exact thing I do so I can let the sunshine in :) Thank you Shar for your lovely words, I will put one up for you to show I have just for you :)

    – Alison Pearce

  • TheBrit
    TheBritalmost 2 years ago

    An amazing piece of artwork , your poem is extremely moving !!
    …Brit…

  • Thank you so much for your kind words :)

    – Alison Pearce

  • Robin Monroe
    Robin Monroealmost 2 years ago

    so moving….wonderful image and poem…

  • Thank you Robin :)

    – Alison Pearce

  • tori yule
    tori yulealmost 2 years ago
  • Thank you so much Tori! I am speechless!

    – Alison Pearce

  • flyrod
    flyrodalmost 2 years ago

  • Well thank you flyrod!

    – Alison Pearce

  • tori yule
    tori yulealmost 2 years ago


    Congratulations! Excellent work, Alison.
    View your feature here and be amazed at the creativity of our ASA Artists
    Feb 2013

  • Thank you so very much Tori! I am so thrilled!!

    – Alison Pearce

  • © Angela L Walker
    © Angela L Walkeralmost 2 years ago

    I LOVE how you’ve created this piece, Alison! :)

  • Thank you so much Angela :)

    – Alison Pearce

  • Albert
    Albertalmost 2 years ago

    Wonderful work!

  • Thank you so much Albert :)

    – Alison Pearce

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