Paint Me As I Am

Paint Me As I Am

A Poem by Chloe..Across the Universe

a poem


Paint me as I am
All the imperfections
Do you see them?
I mean, really, they are quite obvious
so paint them a shade of

Paint me as I am all the consellations

I was runner up in the game of life

Never the winner

So paint them a hue of

if I only knew

Paint me as I am
The shyness may not show so well
it's there
As for the silliness
it shines right through
So paint them a hue of

Paint me as I am

All the love inside

I gave it away

You took it for granted

Sucked it up

Now I'm a half empty cup

Paint them a color of


One you may have to borrow


It's not in your pallette

Paint me as I am
All the passion
The happiness
once so apparent
Paint them a shade that is

Paint me as I am






the losses

they hurt so hard

so paint them the

deepest hue of blackish blue

Paint me as I am
A heart as big as the Texas sky
Yet as empty as yesterdays coffee cup
Paint my heart many colors
but the crack
paint it the same shade of
if I only knew

My heart paint it





because it was once



Paint me as I am
Paint me like me
Tell me, what do you see


© 2008 Chloe..Across the Universe

Author's Note

Chloe..Across the Universe
This is a poem i wrote about five years ago .. i was depressed.. it does not look like the original which had some colored text and a different format.. too bad

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love the layout and comparisons
to your heart and all the hurt inside......

We tend to see so many emotions in
colours but always the heart red and
our moods many different ones.........
its amazing when we think that colours
represent so much in our hearts.

Very sad piece though.

Posted 11 Years Ago

24 of 24 people found this review constructive.


I love this! Can't believe I missed this the first time around. Don't we all want to be seen and accepted for who we are. You captured this with great skill...I thought this was ingenious and so full of emotions and colors...Fantastic writing..

Posted 7 Years Ago

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wow no wonder so many reviews a utter delight to read..put a hue of rainbow in my heart..loved it

Posted 7 Years Ago

I can so relate to this poetic , to be trapped in an image of expectation .. they not seeing who you really are or accepting who you really are .. the illusion becoming disillusionment ...

I see without preconception .

Posted 7 Years Ago

This is absolutely wonderful, it is about being depressed but it shines with inner confidence and I get the sense that even though someone can paint what they see, it is really about what the main character sees more so than anyone else. I like the repetative beat that drummed in the message to us loud and clear. Great write!

Posted 7 Years Ago

A colorful poem, that depicts sad feelings in hues of perfection.

"Paint me like me
Tell me, what do you see"

OK, I'll tell you what color I see...

I see a person, not a girl, or woman
Though it is obvious--the poet's a she.
I paint her the color of a hardy salvia
That I have lost the name tag to;
It's flower is dark, purple in the middle
Orange/red on the edges pink-lavender-blue
Fading white on the fringes..
I paint this poem the very same color,
The color of bruised.


Posted 7 Years Ago

I see a poet as multi-faceted as the eye of a Dragonfly, who paints in all the colors of the imagination, dark and light. Splendid wordcrafting, dearheart!

Posted 7 Years Ago

Depressed once again .... and i can't write so here is one i am sure all have seen or read...

Posted 7 Years Ago

This is absolutely amazing! It seems we write the besting of emotion or experience and that was just great! In this poem you almost seem very sure of who you are and are saying that you don't mind if people see you this way because you see yourself that way. It's a great thing even if it's from depression this is my favorite poem out of the many I have read great job definitely 100/100

Posted 7 Years Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

well- I am an artist- and i love to paint. This is a wonderful piece that really opens you up like a book and tells us so much about you. I can really relate to it.

Posted 8 Years Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

WOW this is so powerful and so full of feelings.
I like this one alot.

Posted 8 Years Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

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Added on March 31, 2008
Last Updated on March 31, 2008


Chloe..Across the Universe
Chloe..Across the Universe

Smalltown, USA, AR

Sometimes i feel like an alien in a strange land..can you relate? I love people and friends are just that to me , friends-if you request me as a friend it would be nice if you read something I have .. more..


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