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Author Name: Adminrich53 7 Comments
Date Added: May 18, 2005 10:05:03 Average Score: (Needs 2)
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Dad's Picture

Your eyes staring past to a vanishing spot
A distant horizon that all hope forgot.
Seem to follow a trail of longing and loss.

Smile absent but once unbounded
Now out of place and abandoned.
Did fate take all its curves away?

Lips once moist and supple
Once registered the touch of rose petal.
Rough and neglected in dark lonely air.

Nose proud with nostrils flare
As if to recall a scent once there.
Trail long cold with nothing to follow.

Skin once olive and glowing
Waxed and faded by sad mourning?
Concealed still the unknown death inside.

Father, memories of your fun-loving face
Are no match to this haunted, hollow place.
I'll always wonder what you felt you could not say.

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Comment By: FreeBruce A. Peaslee on July 22, 2009 09:02:45 AM Report
Richard - What an interesting way to describe a portrait.  Every stanza makes absolute sense; Though the memories are vivid, the portait leaves an empty feeling.

 

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---Poetrydad---

Comment By: PremiumMary Lou Allen on March 18, 2006 12:46:52 PM Report
Well done, Rich. It amazes me what images can be conjured by the study of a photograph. Thank goodness we have these reminders to compel us to ponder and wonder over a subject; what's not in the photo as well as what is. You've expressed this well. Good work. ML
Comment By: FreeThe Bag Lady on October 29, 2005 10:44:16 PM Report
Such a melancholy write, Rich~ One can see by your vivid description of the picture, the sepia tones of the features of your Dad~ Great visual talent with the lines, Sir~ Enjoyable find on this NW rainy evening...
Margaret..the bag lady
Comment By: FreeCindy Bendel on October 2, 2005 10:57:11 PM Report
Rich, another haunting and beautiful piece from the heart. I can always tell when a poem moves me...because it leaves me in a quiet place and i just let its vivid imagery wave over me....your poems always seem to do that. Great writing my friend. ~Cindy
Comment By: FreeLeonard Wilson on May 21, 2005 08:22:43 PM Report
This is beautifully done...I mean every word of that..The sadness and the loss of not knowing what toyr father really felt is something I can relate to, so very well...len
Comment By: FreeShe Whispers on May 18, 2005 02:20:06 PM Report
RICHARD, MY GOODNESS___ THIS IS ALMOST HAUNTING...HOW TIME CHANGES OUR FACES FROM LOVE TO A LONELY PLACE WITH WORDS YOU JUST COULD NOT SAY?
THIS WILL GO INTO MY FAVZ*****
IT MOVES MY HEART TO READ THIS POEM..I HAD TO READ IT ONCE AGAIN.
ALWAYS FRIENDS ~ SHE
Comment By: FreeCandy on May 18, 2005 10:43:52 AM Report
a wonderful write sweets!

Candy:)




 


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