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Spreading my Wings (Image and Verse) by Sea-Change

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Spreading my Wings (Image and Verse) by 

Featured in “Art Universe”
Featured in “A Place to Start”
Featured in “Layered Up”
Featured in “Creation”
Featured in “Artists Universe”
Featured in “The Group”
Featured in “Just Fun”
Featured in “Angel Wings and Heaven”

Continuing my journey…
I suffer depression and at times it can be very overwhelming, but I have found expressing myself through poetry and photo-manipulations, it is helping me deal with things a lot better. Here is another one of my poems and some artwork I created to portray it. I hope you like this :)


The time is getting nearer when I shall have to go ~
My time on earth is limited, I wish it wasn’t so.
I am feeling my mortality as others my age pass.
I love this life, I love this earth, I wish that it could last.

I still feel I’m eighteen inside, but I’m way past that age now!
How time has flown! Where has it gone? I really do not know,
And what have I to show for all this time that I have been?
Wrinkled skin and laughter lines, and yes, that double chin!

Although I’m still eighteen inside, the exterior is jaded ~
My skin no longer fits me and my brunette hair is faded.
My body aches from all the fun and running I have done
From climbing trees and riding bikes, and playing in the sun.

I have regrets, we all have some, but mistakes are part of life.
We learn and grow from all of this, the bad times and the strife.
Beautiful people I have known and beautiful sights I’ve seen
Swirl around inside my mind and make for pleasant dreams.

So at the pointy end of life, when I’m supposed to know it all,
Wisdom still eludes me and has caused me many falls.
I take to much to heart you see, and this has held me back.
I am afraid of hurting others, never trying to fight back.

So my goal from now until I die, cross my heart I swear ~
I shall try to fight the negatives, bad people best beware!
I know I’m a good person and I have a lot to give,
Belief in self and positive thoughts is how I want to live.

Depression stand aside please, sadness and doubt please go.
I shall try my best from now on, to not let you make me low.
You sap my strength and confidence and fill my thoughts with doubt.
I cannot fight you when you come, but am finding ways to push you out!

My poetry is helping me, I used to write when I was young,
But time for it was stolen with my family, work and fun.
Several decades later, and rediscovering my “thing” ~
Please come with me on my journey, as I learn to use my wings.
© Noelene Kuzman

Created in Photoshop
Background – inertiak
Lady – faestock
Texture – struckdumb
Butterflies – joannastar_stock
Eagle – stockmichelle

Photo taken with a Canon 5D Mk ll

This Image does not belong to the Public Domain.
This material is owned and © copyrighted by me. Any reproduction, modification, publication, transmission, transfer, or exploitation of this work, for personal or commercial use, whether in whole or in part, without written permission from myself is prohibited by law. Absolutely no pinning. All rights reserved.

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  • © Kira Bodensted
    © Kira Bodenstedover 2 years ago

    08-21-12 Congratulations!
    Your outstanding work has been featured in ART UNIVERSE

  • How wonderful!! Thankyou so very very much Kira :)

    – Sea-Change

  • Carol Knudsen
    Carol Knudsenover 2 years ago

    Gorgeous work Noelene….Art is a refuge for me…..I know what you mean when you say it helps you deal with things a lot better xx

  • Hi Carol, thankyou for the compliment. Yes, I am finding that putting my thoughts down in poetry, even if it is stupidly simple, and compiling an image is a breakthrough for me. I haven’t written poetry since I was a little kid, so really enjoying that too among with compiling the images :)

    – Sea-Change

  • Evita
    Evitaover 2 years ago
  • Thankyou Evita, this is so wonderful to have you feature my work :)

    – Sea-Change

  • Linda Lees
    Linda Leesover 2 years ago

    A beautiful creation Noelene! Congratulations on your features

  • Thankyou so much Linda :)

    – Sea-Change

  • hilarydougill
    hilarydougillover 2 years ago

    Congratulations on being this week’s avatar in all about flowers. hugs Hilaryxxx

  • Thankyou so much Hilary, I feel really thrilled that you have chosen my image :)

    – Sea-Change

  • Yannik Hay
    Yannik Hayover 2 years ago

    Beautiful creation! Congratulations on the features :)

  • Thanks so much Yannik :)

    – Sea-Change

  • MotherNature
    MotherNatureover 2 years ago

    You use your wings like a pro:>). The marriage of poetry and image is lovely! Excellent and impressive work! Congratulaions for your feature in Layered Up:>) FAVE

  • Wow!! Thanks for your lovely compliments, I really appreciate it :)

    – Sea-Change

  • Greta  McLaughlin
    Greta McLaughlinover 2 years ago

    August 23, 2012
    Please check this LINK

  • Thanks so much for the feature Greta, I am absolutely thrilled !!

    – Sea-Change

  • OpalFire
    OpalFireover 2 years ago

    Love this image – it’s very thought provoking. Gorgeous colour and texture.

  • Thanks so much Opalfire :)

    – Sea-Change

  • billfox256
    billfox256over 2 years ago

    “Man must rise above the Earth—to the top of the atmosphere and beyond—
    for only thus will he fully understand the world in which he lives.”

    A beautiful creation!!! Congratulations on being featured!!! Bill

  • Thanks so much Bill :)

    – Sea-Change

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