Poetry Speaks: Painting

in #freewrite4 years ago

Freewrite Prompt: Paint

I stared at the painting on the wall
The grotesque depiction of life
A mother, an infant, a child, a rebel
A criminal, a judge, a saint, an elder

In the arms of a mother, an infant cries
Demanding sustained attention
Then drifts into peaceful sleep, angelic!
A mother's heart melts with joy

The child plays to the heart's content
No fret, no worry, carefree
Under the watchful eye
The child feels safe-- is safe

Discovery, delinquency across freedom's line
The thrill, the surge of ecstasy
One too many times experienced
The price, I now shall pay

Cling to hope in darkness
Climb above the reeking pit
Bathe in pure spring water
Renewed, a testament to forgiveness

Peacefully I live, peacefully I share
Aged arms opened wide
Nothing to hide
I tell my story one more time

I stared at the painting on the wall
The grotesque depiction of life
A mother, an infant, a child, a rebel
A criminal, a judge, a saint, an elder
Finally laid to rest

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Really enjoyed this and it related so well to the image. Lots of atmospheric touches with excellent word economy. Great job!

Anj :)

very cool! I don't think it strays far from the painting at all :D

If you're looking for some more writing inspiration, I posted a small contest on Sunday where the goal is to write a short story based on a drawing - If you're into that sort of thing or know anyone else who might be please spread the word!

Awesome. I'll check it out. I'm not sure if I will have the time but i'll try my best. :)

No worries if not! Regardless, I like the poem you posted :D

What a cool painting!! And you were right on target!!

Yeah, I didn't know what to write till I saw this work of art.

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