© 2011 RC deWinter ~ All Rights Reserved

My Vocation

Sometimes I think I should have been a nun,
A simple sister telling beads and praying on her knees,
Estranged from life, from sun to setting sun,
A bride of Christ, protected, safe from dark and windswept seas.

Behind the veil, imprisoned in a cell,
My rage and lust for life contained within those cloistered walls,
No worldly taint to point the path to hell,
My senses filled with holy grace, immune to satyrs’ calls.

But in my heart I know this vision false,
A wish to obviate all choice, to abdicate my needs.
With outstretched arms I dance the Devil’s waltz,
And wear, vainglorious – instead of telling – all my beads.

© 2011 RC deWinter

Digital oils.


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Featured in All Things Poetic, Artistic, Philosophical


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  • Mary Sedici
    Mary Sediciover 3 years ago


    SEPTEMBER 16th, 2011
    ► See your work in the Permanents Featured Gallery
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    Mary

  • So glad to be featured here, Mary, grazie!

    – RC deWinter

  • Chris Armytage™
    Chris Armytage™over 3 years ago

    Beautifully written Gina, and perfectly matched with your superb artwork!

  • Thank you for your extravagantly kind feedback, Chris.

    – RC deWinter

  • Suzanne German
    Suzanne Germanover 3 years ago

    featured on 17-9-11

  • Thank you for featuring this work in All Things Poetic, Artistic, Philosophical. Much appreciated!

    – RC deWinter

  • JohnDSmith
    JohnDSmithover 3 years ago

    Fabulous featured image,…

  • Thank you for the kind word, John :-)

    – RC deWinter

  • loiteke
    loitekeover 3 years ago

    Just wonderful simple image and! Gorgeous image with gorgeous poetry

  • Merci beaucoup, Meeli, honored to be featured.

    – RC deWinter

  • hampshirelady
    hampshireladyover 3 years ago

    Stunning work Gina – and beautiful, beautiful words

  • Sincere thanks, your thoughtful feedback is much appreciated!

    – RC deWinter

  • ctheworld
    ctheworldover 3 years ago

  • An honor, thank you!

    – RC deWinter

  • Rene Hales
    Rene Halesover 3 years ago

  • Merci!

    – RC deWinter

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