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Portrait of an Artist @ 17.

On a page of white snow
I drew dark lines with eyes
that looked deep inside
the parts of me you are
trampling on
men have taken me before
and for a while I left myself
to watch on in the still silence
But this is a thing I love too
I love the beauty of the line drawn
the rescued space where I forget.
I know my destiny and my dreams
I come to you to be thought
to be educated in the art of art
you do not draw out from within
no, you try to conquer me with a
dominance I don’t agree with
to paint the way your talent
takes you, you are too busy
to look and see my possibilities
you only see my anger and miss
the chance to admire it’s raging torrent
to teach me to paint its painful source
but I paint this for you, stare at my eyes
tell me what words they spill
Thou shall not conquer my spirit
Thou shalt not steal the pictures
that my head holds to paint
cut the cord let me go
but I hate the way you stole
from me a dream of rescue
A dream of promise
A dream to paint a new beginning
Its strange how time has made me
think you did me a favour when you
set me free in doing so you let me be me.
for that I am now grateful.

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Comments

  • evon ski
    evon skiover 3 years ago

    whew!!! your are a mysterious man with such insight. Rock on!! Thank you from the bottom of my heart!! xx.

  • evon ski
    evon skiover 3 years ago

    but I paint this for you, stare at my eyes
    tell me what words they spill
    Thou shall not conquer my spirit
    Thou shalt not steal the pictures

    that’s a killer.

  • Agnes McGuinness
    Agnes McGuinnessover 3 years ago

    Great poem, Tim. So appropriate for Yvonca’s drawing, which I also like very much. x

  • Norma-jean Morrison
    Norma-jean Mor...over 3 years ago

    all good my friend Tim always

  • Catherine Berger
    Catherine Bergerover 3 years ago

    Lovely writing – don’t remember being 17.

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