Faces on a Wall

A portrait of a battler,
Bold and strong.
The artist draws a dreamer,
Like a bell birds song.

Portrait of a woman,
With lines from age.
Compared with youths rebellion,
Creased with rage.

A picture of a swagman,
leathery and brown.
Compared to pale faces,
We saw in London town.

Portrait of a young girl,
Neurotic and pure.
Reflecting her mother’s eyes,
Frightened and unsure.

The Visage of a boy,
Still wet behind the ears.
Condemned by his father,
Shunned by his peers.

The countenance of an immigrant,
Burdened with belief.
Resisting a new system,
And hiding like a thief.

The artist records life,
With colours cool and warm.
Shattering the mask,
To expose the true form.

Faces on a Wall

roza50

HAWTHORN EAST, Australia

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Artist's Description

This poem is about what an artist might see and feel when he/she makes a portrait.

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