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Posted on Monday, February 19th, 2007 under Life Sketches Writings | 5 comments

Phoenix

This is a painting I just did on my hoodie. I have come to the happy realization that I have more fun painting on my clothes/bags/hands/etc than on paper sometimes.

I ran into a little boy today on the way to the market. His hair was matted down and his feet were dirty from the city streets. As he stole a quick glance up at me, I caught a glimmer of recognition in his eyes. Tugging on my coat, he pulled me down to him and said that "there were words we must share". Here is what he did utter to me:
I have seen my greatest love. I have tasted a wonderful joy ...
One never before known to me.

And now I find that I have lost it all.
The empty place in my heart,
momentarily filled with cheerful destruction,
is once again a seeping hole;
a gaping wound.

I wish only now
that the happy times I had enjoyed,
could be taken back
and I could be left with every day's hope,
instead of unending sorrow.
As I tried to console him with my own feelings of loss and despair, he knowingly turned up his eyes and remarked in words my heart echoes within:
Your sadness is only so great; your pain is only so deep,
because of the friendship you held too near;
because of misgiven things you let go of too late. Had you acted with ration and true concern,
and less with young, headstrong ambition,
you now would find yourself with the same strong love of the past,
instead of vain hopes for dreams you never really had.
With these last words, the boy within (my arms) fell down and ceased his life's breathe. And I, alone, was left to stare out blankly into the darkening night.

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Comments

Got somethin' to say? This is the place ... just try to play nice.

i like this.

since i missed your actual birthday, a very merry UN-birthday to you today.

good to see you posting again.

 

Comment on Wednesday, February 21st, 2007 by evil annie

Thanks. It felt good to write/share.

And thanks for un-birthday! Those are always fun.

It feels really good to be posting again ... especially if I can keep it happening consistently.

 

Comment on Wednesday, February 21st, 2007 by Oscar

consistentcey is for..... bowel movements.
it's just good to see you back on here.
glad you have good friends helping you through it all.

take care kid.
aloha

 

Comment on Thursday, February 22nd, 2007 by evil annie

bowel movements? how random!

:)

 

Comment on Friday, February 23rd, 2007 by oscar

and yet funny =)

 

Comment on Saturday, February 24th, 2007 by evil annie

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