Altered Photographs

by Meme   Apr 11, 2012

A snapshot-
then you walked away,
to start adjusting the
reality to fit your sick

Dimming the brightness
of my sunny days, to see
me a prisoner of your

Stealing the contrasted
colors that flavored my
life, giving me a taste of
your blunt greyness.

Cropping all the pieces
that define me, leaving
me wandering with no

Applying one effect
after the other, until
you satisfy your hidden

You hang me -a standing
still poser- in a gallery of
altered photographs.

© Copyright 2012 by: gIrL


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  • 6 years ago

    by Hannah Lizette

    WOW. this is AMAZING. <3 seriously one of the best poems i've read on here, in my opinion... but also, I'm a photographer, so I guess that's why! Love the metaphors, omg... so brilliant. i wish i could vote a 10!

  • 6 years ago

    by Chelsey

    OMG THIS IS SO UNIQUE! I LOVE THIS IDEA! Im so jealous I didn't think of it!!

    Seriously I loved that you took words that we do with photographs (crop, edit, effect) and used them in a different sense to describe what its like when a person tries to change you....dear God that is brilliant!

    Very very well done!!

  • 6 years ago

    by Naughtymouse

    I really loved this poem, dark, open and honest kind of "laid out bare" the imagery was fantastic and the ending was just perfect, loved it! :-) x

  • 6 years ago

    by Jennah Bella

    This poem is really unique and I was pulled in straight away. I liked the atmosphere of the piece and the creepy vibe of the poem. There are some sick people out there and this piece captures that.


  • 6 years ago

    by Wicked Ways

    Wow... I reallyliked this poem.... but it was the title that drew me in .....altered photographs....very nice title ffor this fit well....... it really sucks its like looking at everything you miss and everyything you ever wanted .......memories....I like makes me imagine an empty gallery with pictures on te walls.....good poem