ink on watercolor paper.

i never became the prince charming i thought i would grow into.
i never became the rock star i thought i would be.
my work does not sell in galleries in soho or hang in itialian museums.
i never became a jet-fighter pilot or architecht.
women don’t trip on the sidewalk when i pass.
most opportunities presented to me are passed up.
i have let most of my friends vanish into the fog of my memory.
i have let most of my memories go into the fog of the past.
despite any company i may keep, i am mostly alone.
there are fractions of me that belong to those few, close people.
no matter how quiet and simple my life is,
no matter how many nights i cannot (or chose to not) sleep,
no matter how many walks i take alone,
i am not lonely.
i do not need more.
those truly close to me give me more love than i ever thought i could have.
when i look into the mirror i am faced with a surprising man.
although i may aspire to more,
for now, my simple life fits me like a glove.

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portrait, ink, self


  • linda858100
    linda858100almost 6 years ago

    lovely work

  • thak you linda!

    – scott allison

  • mimi yoon
    mimi yoonalmost 6 years ago

    spoken like my true twin brother… amen~
    love ‘em scott… the art… the words…
    look, you’re rusting a bit… and that gives that much more flavor…
    : )

  • would hate to disappoint you big sis!
    i think i am rusting a bit… it starts at the knees actually :)

    – scott allison

  • mimi yoon
    mimi yoonalmost 6 years ago

    ha ha . . . look, it’s already spread to your hair and your neck… silly… : )

  • it takes the form of grey in the hair really :P haha!

    – scott allison

  • Tama Blough
    Tama Bloughalmost 6 years ago

    Nicely drawn and nicely written. Went right into my heart.

  • thank you tama!

    – scott allison

  • Alvaro Sánchez
    Alvaro Sánchezalmost 6 years ago

    great text and superb artwork! like this a lot Scott…!!

  • i appreciate that! thanks alvero!

    – scott allison

  • wendyL
    wendyLalmost 6 years ago

    FEATURED!!!!!!!!!! brlliant!

  • aw sweet! thanks wendy!

    – scott allison

  • bev langby
    bev langbyalmost 6 years ago

    Scott the painting is superb and the words i could adopt as my own thank u

  • why thanks bev!

    – scott allison

  • Kim Bender
    Kim Benderalmost 6 years ago

    Great intense portrait.

  • thank you kim! your comments are always appreciated!

    – scott allison

  • justjen
    justjenalmost 6 years ago

    nicely done……great work

  • thank you jen!

    – scott allison

  • Ming  Myaskovsky
    Ming Myaskovskyalmost 6 years ago

    Excellent art work and writing, I’m impressed by such versatility!

  • thank you so much ming!
    i love your work!

    – scott allison

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