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Brush Strokes...

where do these strokes take us
handle of life …secure
with bristles fine and straight
feathery soft…
coatings sweet
for all to see

stroke of
up and down
back and forth
leaving a thin film
with each layer

but with purpose
the layers cover
and flaws…

glancing as we do
at the finished work
surface beauty

not really seeing
what lays beneath
this perfect picture
framed and mounted high

in times of reflection
scratching of surface
of chip away broken
but peering
no deeper

peel back the layers
and look within
for all our flaws
and imperfections
are what make us
the most….
divine painting of all

© SimplyRed 2011

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thanks to John for the inspiration ……..

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  • Norma-jean Morrison
    Norma-jean Mor...almost 4 years ago

    You are so right my friend this is excellent always with love always n.j.

  • thanks NJ always a pleasure to see you xx

    – SimplyRed

  • lisameryl
    lisamerylalmost 4 years ago

    Hey Red, OMG…I’m deeply in love with this expressive and beautiful write! I think I’m done for the moment and putting down my pen, at least until Monday or Tuesday! I’ve already re-read it three times! Third is the charm, right!? This truly blew me away with its realism, honesty, emotion, essence, flow and imagery! Every line and verse captured so much feeling and delivered much punch! Phew! Peace and love be with you always, Lisa =) XO

  • thanks again Lisa your continued support means a lot to me xxxxxxxxxx

    – SimplyRed

  • kevinmawson
    kevinmawsonalmost 4 years ago

    A very thought provoking read RED! a def fav!


  • awh…thanks Kevin :)

    – SimplyRed

  • LauraBroussard
    LauraBroussardalmost 4 years ago

    AMEN !!!!!
    This spoke straight to my heart, as if it were written for me xxxxx

  • thanks Laura…hope your hearing this loud and clear my sweet angel xxxxx

    – SimplyRed

  • RainbowWomanTas
    RainbowWomanTasalmost 4 years ago

    Fantastic Red. Cazxx

  • thanks Caz came to me while I was painting the back fence xx

    – SimplyRed

  • Robin Monroe
    Robin Monroealmost 4 years ago

    a masterpiece you have created here…I like the stroke of your brush:)

  • thanks so much Robin xx

    – SimplyRed

  • Roger Sampson
    Roger Sampsonalmost 4 years ago

    A simple but deep writing. Truth laid out perfectly.
    I like the way you see life… and the reality of who we all are.
    Bless you my friend.


  • thanks so much Roger you are a sweetheart :)

    – SimplyRed

  • Roger Sampson
    Roger Sampsonalmost 4 years ago

  • morning Roger …thank you xx

    – SimplyRed

  • lisameryl
    lisamerylalmost 4 years ago

    YAAYY! You’re featured…I’m so happy for you…I am in love with this piece! EXCELLENT write! =) XO

  • thanks Lisa as always xx

    – SimplyRed

  • rosettajallow1
    rosettajallow1almost 4 years ago

    Excellent. Congratulations.

  • thanks so much :)

    – SimplyRed

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