© 2013 RC deWinter ~ All Rights Reserved


why did the universe
send me the one
meant for me
only to lock
his heart in chains?

it is your voice I miss
beyond all others
the world fell away
when you entered the arena

it’s a hard habit to break
just when it’s been put to rest
a stray thought ignites
that old poisonous desire

your voice plucks at my heart
like marauding fingertips
on harp strings
a dimly-remembered echo
of something wonderful
that could have been

confession is good for the soul
if not the heart
even when the answer is no
there are words that must be said
i have no regrets

© 2013 RC deWinter

Hear me read this poem.

A merge of elements in digital oils from two original photographs.

Tech specs: Photoshop 7, VP5 Gothic Oils


heart, chains, contemporary, glass, moody, evocative, emotion

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I have been a photographer for over 25 years, using both traditional and digital SLR equipment, with pictures published in print as well as in online publications and galleries. The digitally-composed works are created using a variety of software. If you enjoy my work, please spread the word, and thank you for stopping by.

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  • Shulie1
    Shulie1about 1 year ago


  • SO gald you like it, Stephanie, what a night merging and fitting the chains…LOL

    – RC deWinter

  • Tammera
    Tammeraabout 1 year ago

    Congratulations!! Superb Work!!

  • Always an honor, many thanks.

    – RC deWinter

  • Ann Warrenton
    Ann Warrentonabout 1 year ago

    May 6,2013 Congratulations! Your in our Bonanza Features on our Homepage!

  • Honored, Ann, thank you.

    – RC deWinter

  • Ann Warrenton
    Ann Warrenton6 months ago

    January 23,2014 Great work.

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