You Promised Me Forever (Art & Poetry) by Rhonda Strickland

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Something that looks colorful & happy from the outside can be covering a web of lies, deception & pain. A beautiful facade. A deeper look may reveal more than meets the eye.

Look a Little Closer

You Promised Me Forever a poem by Rhonda Strickland
You are so good to me,
You love me so very much.
If it wasn’t for your love for me
I would not be good enough.

If only I would remember this,
I wouldn’t make you mad…
You told me you were sorry
For those awful things you said.

I know now that It was my fault,
I don’t deserve your love.
I’m foolish to think otherwise,
You remind me with a shove.

But you apologize and hold me,
Beg forgiveness for what you’ve done.
If only I had just obeyed you,
You would not have needed the gun.

You promised me forever
This promise to me you gave.
Now I am yours forever,
Buried in an unmarked grave. . .

Rhonda Strickland©

Island by Heather Nova

Abuse comes in various forms; physical, sexual, verbal and emotional. . .
Any form is unacceptable.

A hit, a kiss, a kick, a kiss. . . he’s too scared to hit me now, he brings flowers instead. . .


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This is an edit of the original piece. Background & overlay images & created in Apophysis, Fractal Painter & Incendia. Used PSCS6 with filters to blend textures & colors and formulate the appearance of a thought provoking image that correlated my vision with the music and my interpretation of the intent of it. Several blending layers with various Fractalius renderings.

stock images from stock.exchng:
Male Faces from masochisitcannibal at Deviant Art
Female Face from YellowStock at Deviant Art
Texture from Skeletal Mess
As of 5-28-13
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Hello, I am Rhonda aka RestLeSsD & I am a graphic & web designer. My main media is Photoshop & Dreamweaver. I create 3D art & images using Fractals from Incendia & Apophysis. I use these in my creations formed in PS. I also use Picture Window Pro and Paint Shop Pro.
I am also a poet & I have been writing since I was about 10 years old. Since being here on the Bubble I have fulfilled my goal of illustrating my poetry & writing as well as writing new works…

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  • Kim McClain Gregal
    Kim McClain Gr...almost 5 years ago

    Amazing work!

  • Thank you so much Kim. . . :o)

    – Rhonda Strickland

  • © Kira Bodensted
    © Kira Bodenstedalmost 5 years ago

    Instant fav – love it♥

  • Kira, thank you for the lovely sparklee and the fave!!!
    Hugz 2 U,

    – Rhonda Strickland

  • I have finally has time to look at your gallery – Kira, I think we may be on the same Wavelength… you have some wonderful work & great taste in music… So glad to meet you.

    – Rhonda Strickland

  • Therese M Smith
    Therese M Smithalmost 5 years ago

    Wow I am lost for words however emotions are triggered in many ways. Outstanding expresses. :)

  • Therese, wow, thank you so much for the kind words… sometimes triggered memories can be the beginning of shooting down the bad ones. . . Hugz, Rhonda

    – Rhonda Strickland

  • tkrosevear
    tkrosevearalmost 5 years ago

    beautifully done awareness piece rhonda – thank you ;) xoxox ♥

  • I always appreciate your visits Tammy, thank YOU so much – - –
    Honestly, music is just pure inspiration, what would we do without it???

    – Rhonda Strickland

  • David's Photoshop
    David's Photoshopalmost 5 years ago

    This is a beautiful composition Rhonda but the words and imagery of the song are very dark indeed.
    David xx

  • Thank you David. . . that I have provoked these feelings from you shows that I have succeeded in expressing myself in art & music. . . and that is a good thing… Thanks again for visiting.

    – Rhonda Strickland

  • linaji
    linajialmost 5 years ago

  • David's Photoshop
    David's Photoshopalmost 5 years ago

    Featured Rhonda, great news, well done.
    David xx

  • Woo Hoo!!! thank you David, I am enjoying RB so much!!

    – Rhonda Strickland

  • Kelvin Hughes
    Kelvin Hughesalmost 5 years ago

    Well done Rhonda

  • Thank you Kelvin :o) – - -

    – Rhonda Strickland

  • emele
    emelealmost 5 years ago

    Fabulous work! :o)

  • Thank you so much emele – I love having new visitors… I will be over soon to look at your gallery :o)

    – Rhonda Strickland

  • Catherine Wood
    Catherine Woodalmost 5 years ago
    think this one’s my favourite, Rhonda. The colours, the textures and the ‘jewelled’ web all work so well together.
  • Thank you Catherine. . . it means a lot to me that you consider this a favorite!
    Hugz 2 U,

    – Rhonda Strickland

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