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self portrait
original photo taken with fujifine pix
manipulated in PS Elements 7

once there was a warrior queen,
fighting strong, defeating the horrid and the mean,
a dress of blue and lips rose red,
instilled fear in hearts and love in head.

masked and proud, she fought so hard,
to find a place in a world so cold,
a life spent in agony was a secret well kept,
her only fears were alive when she slept.

the people despised the power she held,
told her they loved her when really they hated,
they plotted and planned in dark little corners,
unfair and unjust, no decent things thought of.

many years of stories and promises,
eventually unfolded and were no longer secrets,
to find instead of love she was despised,
she left the world to the peoples devices.

all alone, a smile on her lips
put her sword through her belly,
and with one last breath, the warrior whispered,
“you are all doomed, you will all end,
i will try no more, i’ll listen to no more lies.”

I’m a fruit cake. a dark, professional one. be scared. or enthralled. either way enjoy

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  • H Maria Perry
    H Maria Perryover 4 years ago

    Your art and writing can not be separated. Each is half of a marvelous whole that is art. xo

  • thankyou so much Helen, you comment means alot

    – strawberries

  • Crowmanic
    Crowmanicover 4 years ago

    Beautiful , sensitive & poignant…

  • many thanks my friend =)

    – strawberries

  • Numandi
    Numandiover 4 years ago


  • thanks! =D

    – strawberries

  • AngelinaLucia10
    AngelinaLucia10over 4 years ago


  • thanks! =D

    – strawberries

  • Antanas
    Antanasover 4 years ago

    lovely work

  • thankyou my friend

    – strawberries

  • Mark.I.F. Jarvis
    Mark.I.F. Jarvisover 4 years ago

    Great image

  • thankyou Mark =)

    – strawberries

  • Atheum
    Atheumover 4 years ago

    Great piece. I guess this represents you, or how you perceive yourself?

  • thanks. and i’m not sure to be honest, i think it would be more accurate to say its a perception of self, because my ideas about myself are different to what truly represents me i think. damn, now you’ve given me something more to think about lol

    – strawberries

  • Carol and Mike Werner
    Carol and Mike...over 4 years ago

    Lovely image.

  • thankyou =D

    – strawberries

  • jimofozz
    jimofozzover 4 years ago
    love this a the story
  • im glad you like it =)

    – strawberries

  • ellamental
    ellamentalover 4 years ago

    The image caught my eye …….the story reeled me in!!!!
    What a deeply astounding piece of work!!!!!

  • many thanks my friend =)

    – strawberries

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