All I Own by RC deWinter

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© 2013 RC deWinter ~ All Rights Reserved

the poverty of words

life’s stripped me bare
left me naked to the world
without a thing to my name
but these words

words are my only currency
with which to barter for what is necessary
to my existence

i live in a tent of words
jumbled and tossed
and needing constant rearrangement
to keep wild dogs
from devouring me

words are what i clutch
to my skin
hoping they’ll disguise
my frailties and flaws
my lack of all that is valued
in the marketplace
too often they abandon me
leaving me exposed
with nothing to offer

i am impoverished
a pauper
unfitted for anything
but the exchange of thought
and feeling
and we all know
what that’s worth
in the eyes of a world
where everyone scrambles
for position and place
and to hell with tired sincerity

i am bereft of all those intangibles
i so desire
for the value of words is small
when one cannot demonstrate
their true beauty
in a life face to face

© 2013 RC deWinter

Digital oils from an original photograph shot May 24, 2013.

Tech specs: Photoshop 7, 2 layers of VP5 Fauve Oils


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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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  • devotee1
    devotee1about 1 year ago

    Hang in there, RC; there are some of us out here who, like yourself, above all material substance, value a loving, sincere presence.

  • And I am so glad you’re one of them, Joe, thanks,

    – RC deWinter

  • Reynaldo
    Reynaldoabout 1 year ago

    good job on the D work creative, original… you are rich in talent and creative spirit… sometimes that is all one needs… for many have only material things…material things, and money… they come and go… but a creative mind lives on, long after we are gone love, peace dear xx

  • Inspiring words I needed to hear, thank you, dear friend.

    – RC deWinter

  • Kanages Ramesh
    Kanages Rameshabout 1 year ago

    View GALLERY Here

  • Honored, and thank you.

    – RC deWinter

  • wormink
    worminkabout 1 year ago

    there’s worse scenarios enjoy and create

  • That’s all I can do, thank you.

    – RC deWinter

  • - nawroski -
    - nawroski -about 1 year ago

    Congratulations you are featured with ACTWF

    Click ACTWF to view & congratulate your fellow artists.

  • Always an honor, Andy, thank you.

    – RC deWinter

  • deborah zaragoza
    deborah zaragoza11 months ago

    Excellent Image! 08/27/2013
    Absolutely gorgeous work of art and creativity!
    Please Congratulate your fellow members in this features forum. Click Here
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  • Always an honor to be featured, thank you, Deborah.

    – RC deWinter

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