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Author Name: FreeMRichardSmith 7 Comments
Date Added: October 07, 2003 10:10:36 Average Score: (Needs 2)
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Vacant Angel

Vacant Angel

A vacant angel paints
a silhouetted masterpiece
with drunken passion on
a black imagined canvas,
creating psychedelic
metaphors of smoke and
sculptured fashion in
aesthetic harmony
with her life in
the surreal.

She smears
experimental messes
with bitter strokes
of broken wings,
that scream through
angry little portraits
of her insecurity.

Another dismal tapestry
of shattered dreams
and sunken hope
that dulls her
dank existence
and lessens the
absurdness of
her own reality.

When she deems the
picture finished
she esteems herself
less futile than she is
and calls it art.

copyright 2003 by M. Richard Smith

Author's Notes:
This poem is included in the updated version of my book, "emissions", a collection of 21 of my poems.
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Comment By: FreeCara on January 31, 2004 10:32:01 AM Report
Oh this is so wonderful! I love the whole painting theme and the way you experiment and really break away from conventional writings. Great job.
Comment By: FreeDori on November 9, 2003 09:18:17 PM Report
I am always fascinated when I delve into a new poet's works. This being my first of yours, I'm expecting quite a treat as I read on.
Comment By: Freesharon syfrett on November 5, 2003 05:42:25 PM Report
I could sit and read a whole book about this vacant angel.
Comment By: FreeKathy on November 3, 2003 12:14:31 PM Report
Wonderful imagery! Congrats on the award!
Comment By: FreeBeautiful Hatred on November 2, 2003 09:35:39 PM Report
congrats on the ribbon! well deserved.
you commented on one of my poems.. i thought id return the gesture.
i love your work and im looking forward to reading more!
Comment By: FreeThe Bag Lady on October 26, 2003 06:21:29 PM Report
Mr. Smith~
This piece is full of vivid
images, and you have written
it with such style, and make
us wonder of this person~

Margaret, the bag lady, loving this work
Comment By: FreeLady Dragonwyck on October 7, 2003 10:56:36 AM Report
Richard, incredible word use!!! I am totally impressed...

Lady Dragonwyck, sharpening her verbal skills....


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