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The Silent Guard

Seated alone
An equestrian of years gone by
Watching over the world’s
Deterioration
Decay
Demise

Wondering why
So many died to defend
And all for naught

An austere vision
This hero of old
Upon his steed so bold

A silent teardrop forms…
The transparency of Life
His realization of what shall come

Who could predict
Humanity’s flaws
Would win
After such a struggle and fight
Man – his own enemy
Deterioration and decay
Susan

Dedicated to all the brave Military who selflessly serve

“It is a mistake to look too far ahead. Only one link in the chain of destiny can be handled at a time.”
Winston Churchill

The George B. McClellan Memorial located in the Kalorama neighborhood of Washington, D.C., is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.The bronze equestrian was sculpted in 1907 by Frederick William MacMonnies.
George Brinton McClellan (December 3, 1826 – October 29, 1885) was a major general during the American Civil War.

Three Textures used created by me

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Residing near the beach, I love to take my camera on photo-shoots when there is an impending storm, darkened skies, with the threat of rain or even snow! The shadows call to me and the fog is my friend. I hear sounds…yet most of the surroundings lie hidden from view. This allows me to escape into my own world, creating the next canvas for another of my “paintings.”

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  • Susan Werby
    Susan Werby8 months ago

    The Silent Guard

    Seated alone
    An equestrian of years gone by
    Watching over the world’s
    Deterioration
    Decay
    Demise

    Wondering why
    So many died to defend
    And all for naught

    An austere vision
    This hero of old
    Upon his steed so bold

    A silent teardrop forms…
    The transparency of Life
    His realization of what shall come

    Who could predict
    Humanity’s flaws
    Would win
    After such a struggle and fight
    Man – his own enemy
    Deterioration and decay
    Susan

    Dedicated to all the brave Military who selflessly serve

    “It is a mistake to look too far ahead. Only one link in the chain of destiny can be handled at a time.”
    Winston Churchill

    The George B. McClellan Memorial located in the Kalorama neighborhood of Washington, D.C., is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.The bronze equestrian was sculpted in 1907 by Frederick William MacMonnies.
    George Brinton McClellan (December 3, 1826 – October 29, 1885) was a major general during the American Civil War.



  • Malcolm Heberle
    Malcolm Heberle8 months ago

    Great image Susan … love the tones /composition … great textures

  • I worked on the tones and light for a long time…It needed to be just right to convey my thoughts…Thank you for noticing, Malcolm…so appreciated!

    – Susan Werby

  • Renate  Dartois
    Renate Dartois8 months ago

    This is a fabulous image Susan and the poem so true it is and was all fro nothing…..

  • I know…what is happening in the world is so frustrating, Renate. At least we have our art and words to keep us uplifted…Thank you so very much for your kind words and fave too…Always love reading your thoughts and I thank you for that!!

    – Susan Werby

  • Clare Colins
    Clare Colins8 months ago

    nice work Susan

  • Thank you so very much for your nice words… The bronze statue was amazing to see, Clare!

    – Susan Werby

  • RobynLee
    RobynLee8 months ago

    Love this!

  • Thank you for your visit and kind comment, Robyn… So appreciated…

    – Susan Werby

  • Vitta
    Vitta8 months ago

    EXCELLENT WORK!!!

  • Thank you for your comment and fave, Vitta!!! It is an amazing statue to see, elevated so high above…

    – Susan Werby

  • walstraasart
    walstraasart8 months ago

    Beautiful, very well designed work. Love the background a lot

  • Awww, Thea… Thank you and for the fave also… The sun was setting and the horse and rider were amazing!!!

    – Susan Werby

  • Ellanita
    Ellanita8 months ago

    Great work and poem……with much depth….

  • I did try to create depth in this one… I thank you for noticing that and taking the time to read the poem… means a lot to me… thank you again.

    – Susan Werby

  • Amar-Images
    Amar-Images8 months ago

    a very thoughtful piece of work, l particularly like the tones and the feeling of looking back through time. excellent words to compliment the image :-)

  • I spent a very long time contemplating what to do with the historic bronze horse and general, Amar… It finally hit me the other day and off I went, following its orders to do this and that… So I appreciate that you understood the resulting artwork…exactly right!!! So nice of you to also take the time to read and fave too…wow!!!

    – Susan Werby

  • paintingsheep
    paintingsheep8 months ago

    Very wonderful capture!! And excellent write!

  • Oh Gena…you take the time to visit and read, as well as critique the artwork…all so very appreciated… Thank you!!!

    – Susan Werby

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