If Only They Really Knew Me (Art & Poetry) by Rhonda Strickland

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If Only They Really Knew Me (Art & Poetry) by 

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Small 8.0" x 11.0"
Medium 12.0" x 16.5"
Large 16.0" x 22.0"
X large 20.0" x 27.5"


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If Only They Really Knew Me. . . a poem by RestLeSsD

I only show them
What they want to see.
They have these expectations
Pulling, always pulling at me.

I act as if I’m a caged bird,
As if they have control over me.
But little do they know that
My act is what is saving me.

I smile, I pretend
To my own end.
I play their game
They think I bend.

Ah, they think they own me.
Their plans are all laid out
I will bring them fame and fortune.
They know without a doubt.

If only they really knew me.
They might take care with what they do.
But it will be too late for them.
Oh, if they only knew.

a rhonda original© 2010

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My original photos of my model: Ashlin (shot with a Kodak EZS Z915 & Peanut the dog shot with a Nikon CP8400

Digital art created in PSCS2 using blending, layer makes & overlays including a DAP layer.
Other resources: My purchased stock, WikiCommons; public domain images.
Textures: SkeletalMess THANK YOU
Original writing created for this image by Rhonda Strickland.

As of 4-14-13
Comments: 229
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Uploaded 12-31-10

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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  • vampvamp
    vampvampabout 4 years ago


  • Thank you…

    – Rhonda Strickland

  • Trudi's Images
    Trudi's Imagesabout 4 years ago

    Fabulous work Rhonda, the writing fits perfectly with your great image

  • Thank you Trudi…. if I find just the right song it inspires me – - I love it when someone sees & feels what I have created. .

    – Rhonda Strickland

  • Scottb1977
    Scottb1977about 4 years ago

    fantastic work Rhonda ;0)

  • Thank you Scott (big smile)

    – Rhonda Strickland

  • George Lenz
    George Lenzabout 4 years ago

    nicely processed…

  • Thanks so much George…

    – Rhonda Strickland

  • wendys-designs
    wendys-designsabout 4 years ago

    beautiful work

  • Thank you Wendy.

    – Rhonda Strickland

  • Karirose
    Kariroseabout 4 years ago

    Excellent work! Rather “Edgar Allen Poe-ish” the image. Love the writing as well, I know exactly how that feels. :)

  • Well, that’s a very cool compliment Karirose… thank you so much!

    – Rhonda Strickland

  • coppertrees
    coppertreesabout 4 years ago

    Fantastic job on this , I love the title,isn’t that true with all of us?LOL

  • Yes, I believe you are right Vickie… truly can be… Thank you

    – Rhonda Strickland

  • Dennis Melling
    Dennis Mellingabout 4 years ago

    Superb Rhonda :)

  • Thank you Dennis. . . happy you think so.

    – Rhonda Strickland

  • David's Photoshop
    David's Photoshopabout 4 years ago

    Excellent work Rhonda, well done.

    David xx

  • Ah thanks David… hope you is / was great!

    – Rhonda Strickland

  • Rhonda Strickland
    Rhonda Stricklandabout 4 years ago

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