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© 2013 RC deWinter ~ All Rights Reserved


You stole something of mine
and I want it back.
You nicked it when I wasn’t looking
and hid it in a trunk you never open.

I know you took it just because you could
and not because you think it precious.
It’s no way fair to keep it prisoned,
a butterfly pinned in a box,
fluttering feebly as the iridescence fades
from frail wings of promise.

You’re going to make me beg, aren’t you?
All right, I’m a fool
and no one knows it better than I.

I’m on my knees.
Give it back.
Give it back.
I have no strength for standing.
I want my heart back, please,
and I want it now.

© 2013 RC deWinter

Digital oils

Tech specs: Photoshop 7, Filter Forge 3, Akvis Oils

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  • devotee1
    devotee1over 1 year ago

    Very nice, RC; they should all look like this. Great imagination!

  • Thank you, have a lovely day.

    – RC deWinter

  • Nicla Rossini
    Nicla Rossiniover 1 year ago

    February 6th 2013 Congratulations! Your work is featured in the group We Sell it FAST!
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  • Honored, thank you, NIcla.

    – RC deWinter

  • Tammera
    Tammeraover 1 year ago

    Congratulations!! Superb Work!

  • Sincere thanks for all the features, Tammera.

    – RC deWinter

  • LoneAngel
    LoneAngelover 1 year ago


    so beautiful .. many congrats on the feature

  • Thanks so much, most appreciated.

    – RC deWinter

  • ctheworld
    ctheworldover 1 year ago

    From my HEART to yours – Congratulations!

  • Honored, bright blessings to you!

    – RC deWinter

  • Kanages Ramesh
  • Thanks so much, Kanages.

    – RC deWinter

  • pat gamwell
    pat gamwellover 1 year ago
  • Honored, Pat, thank you so much.

    – RC deWinter

  • Ann Warrenton
    Ann Warrentonover 1 year ago

    March 1,2013

  • Many thanks, Ann, much appreciated.

    – RC deWinter

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