Painted Eyes (Image Prompt)

by Tony   Feb 28, 2018

I'm on my knees and writing
My fingers burn another line
In my attempts to dry your tears
When you're telling me you're fine

Crumpled tearstained pages
Lay scattered all around
Soaked to the point of shredding
With the pain that I have found

With bravery and beauty
You have painted over your eyes
Hiding behind the dripping coat
Cradled in disguise

But I will one day find you
And you'll have no need to hide
I have learned what is inside you
Through all the paint that I have dried


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  • 9 months ago

    by Em (marmite)

    Oh my word!

    • 9 months ago

      by Tony

      I put it on the msg boards, so far I've only had one taker. Thanks for taking the time to read.

  • 9 months ago

    by Kitty Cat Lady

    Great image to inspire Tony and I really like your interpretation of it - there's a real sense of urgency in trying to 'save' her with your words. Your poem reads so easily with great rhyming, that allows the content to be properly absorbed :-) x

    • 9 months ago

      by Tony

      Thanks : )
      I try lol

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