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Don’t You Say I Told You So a poem by RestLeSsD

I think back on those past times.
I know I did commit those crimes.
They were so very long ago.
I’ve served my time, please let them go.

Yet you still hold them in front of me.
No day goes by where you see just me.
In your eyes I am not true.
I’ll never be good enough for you.

It is as if I am still jailed.
My heart & soul have been impaled.
My wounds did heal but left a scar,
A constant reminder is what you are.

Can we ever just start over?
Can I stop looking over my shoulder?
Will we ever let the past be gone?
Won’t you let me forget my wrongs?

You smile that smile I know says NO.
In your eyes the scorn does show.
In your heart you won’t let go.
Don’t you say I told you so.
I have to leave now, I must go.
Don’t you say I told you so.

a rhonda original© 2011

Fallen – Sarah McLachlan

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The idea for this image & poem has been in my mind for a while. The background image helped bring the idea to fruition. Thank you mjranum-stock for use of the free stock. I have been working on this off & on for about 2 weeks. And finally here it is.
Partially inspired by real life things with a touch of non-fiction imagination thrown in for emotional impact :o). . .

Image created in PSCS2 using layers, masking, blending, texturing, native & external filters (including a Fractilius filter layer) along with digital painting with tablet & pen.

Bits & pieces: my own owned stock art
Background image: mjranum-stock
PS Brushes by ObsidianDawn, Falln-Brushes, Nadine-Pau & RedheadStock at"Deviant Art":
Textures: owned & free-stock from Cameron Gray & SkeletalMess

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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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  • Danica Radman
    Danica Radmanalmost 4 years ago

    god! what a scene! terrific!!!!!!!!

  • Thank you, what a great response!!!

    – Rhonda Strickland

  • Corri Gryting Gutzman
    Corri Gryting ...almost 4 years ago

    Great image and oh so powerful words!
    A little forgiveness could go a long way.

  • Aw, thank you Corri… yes, it can but sometimes just won’t be found..

    – Rhonda Strickland

  • Hugh Fathers
    Hugh Fathersalmost 4 years ago

  • Thanks Hugh!

    – Rhonda Strickland

  • Wendi Donaldson
    Wendi Donaldsonalmost 4 years ago

    Heartwrenching stuff, Rhonda!! Very powerful and emotive work.

  • Thank you for your kind words Wendi!! Happy you think so…

    – Rhonda Strickland

  • andy551
    andy551almost 4 years ago

    Wow, Love the colours and texture.. brilliant!!!!

  • Thanks Andy… layers upon layers :o)
    Glad you like it.

    – Rhonda Strickland

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

    Powerful beautiful composition Rhonda

  • Thank you Trudi…

    – Rhonda Strickland

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

    Excellent work Rhonda, words and image are so well matched.

    David xx

  • Thank you David… it took me a while to connect all of these but I am happy with the result. . .

    – Rhonda Strickland

  • Dwarkan
    Dwarkanalmost 4 years ago

    Superb compo Rhonda… love the golden atmosphere here : you made an excellent texturing work !!!

  • Thank you so much. I appreciate your kind words Dominique…

    – Rhonda Strickland

  • Donna Ingham
    Donna Inghamalmost 4 years ago

    WOW…………great work Rhonda!! :-)

  • Thank you Donna,

    – Rhonda Strickland

  • Roger Sampson
    Roger Sampsonalmost 4 years ago

    Living in a hell so many must endure… a topic and study of smugniss so nicely done. Your skills in art are incredible my friend. Your words are always put together so well. This is exceptional art :)


  • Thank you very much Roger… I appreciate your wonderful comments, what great things to say…. THANK YOU!!

    – Rhonda Strickland

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