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VENUS de MILO



Sculpture unveiled
A figure shaped into her
Broken, to be reviled

Venus de Milo art
Left naked…
Amid, the Roman streets
Cradling her pebble heart

A misjudgment
To a masterpiece
Thus, once to merely be

But, here in now
Crying drips of granite
A taint of tarnished soul

The statue of misery
With teardrops of acid rain
On exhibition
For the whole world, of curiosity

Until, the artiste
From off, afar
With genius eyes
Understands the beauty, underneath
And dares...

Then, etches
The jagged edges, away
Revealing brilliance
By what once was shame

And his devotion surfaces
Upon my display
Now, "I am admired"
An Empress on parade

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Submitted on May 01, 2011

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A fortyish native born all American man. Married twice and for the last time. I have four children; Three daughters and one son that are all over the age of eighteen. I also have two grandchildren; one three years old and one nine months old. Inspired by God, tragedy, life's experiences and then a fairy tale love. I never intentionally set out to write poetry, but "She" inspired me. "She" meaning the love of my life. That love is a passion that after thirteen years still grows stronger each and every day. It eventually had to be put into writing. As I wrote poetry to her, she encouraged me to approach other subjects. Doing so brought me to discover that poetry could wash away the bitter tastes of life (suicide, cancer, and divorce) that were still living like demons inside me. So when poetic therapy brought those impish fiends to a stalemate, I began to experiment more. Creating fictional characters and situations within my works. The support of this online community has inspired me even further to continue to hone my writing skills giving the readers the best that I can offer. Thanks to all you out there in Lulu land. more…

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