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 th…

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