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Faded Lace

When days turn to shredded lace,
A cry for beauty to be mended,
Is heard from the creators sorrow,
In the turn of an age suspended.

I do not want to be here
When blackened beauty is unveiled,
I do not want to touch the pain
Of inner enemies unbound.

I cannot see the perpetrator,
I cannot feel the reign;
Of fifty thousand soldiers,
Tearing through this stubborn rain.

I cannot offer refuge,
I cannot save this face;
From this battle field of squatters,
Torturing this time and place.

A race,
To save this faded lace.
To conquer loneliness, kill the war,
Throw out the stench of taste…

Of touch, of feel, of walk, of yield;
Stimulus of careless words.
A thousand threads of suffering,
In a delicate mess unheard.

Hide the whispers and the screams,
From a mouth to tell the lies;
To this heart that feels the tinkling,
Of lifeless lullabies.

I cry these tears of freedom,
With a gratitude unbound;
I smile through waterfalls of hope,
Drowned, in silent sound…

Of nothing beyond these words,
Of something beyond this pain,
Of space beyond this cage,
And the sun behind the rain.

Oh tell me lies of freedom,
And test my weary eyes;
Tear out my strands of beauty,
I cannot give you time.

I’m too busy begging,

For the love in the divine,
That will not show me mercy,
For she cannot be enshrined.

So I wait to pass this test,
As I bait a gold-lace thread,
I cast on empty stitches,
From this boat; a tailor’s bed.

Faded Lace

Nathalie 2day

Glenhuntly, Australia

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Artist's Description

A delicate mess of lace sometimes falls upon the heart.

Artwork Comments

  • John Segon-Fisher,  RPA
  • Lisa  Jewell
  • MissKristy
  • Jamie Fraser
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