Pretty Picture

Pretty Picture

A Poem by Phillip Francis

I saw a pretty picture, it made me feel blessed.

The allure was overwhelming, leaving tightness in my chest.


Photorealism in style, I wish I could touch.

Close my eyes to see it, this image, now my crutch.


Elegant canvas, reaching out to grab my heart.

Influence astounding,  this must be more than art.


Counting down the seconds till I get another viewing.

This drawing has me crazy, I don't know what I'm doing.


Day & night, this portrait on my mind.

Casually I wonder, "was I better off blind?"


Finally, no more waiting , the time has permanently  past.

No longer delayed, I intend to make each moment last.


Impatiently waiting till I get a peak.

My skin goes pale and I turn meek.


My heart starts racing, my legs go numb.

That's when it hits me, I've been so dumb.  


The still life is moving, so I begin to chase.

When I finally catch up, I meet your stunning face.


My hands start to tremble, my tongue slowly dies.

My body is frozen, as I gaze into your eyes.


My vision deceived me, I had it all wrong.

This precious piece of art, was you along. 

© 2016 Phillip Francis

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So many good things about this one. First I love the rhyme scheme, some very clever to be honest and did not feel forced. Very smooth flow throughout the write and packed with imagery. Some of your lines so fine, giving such a distinct flavor to the poem. I loved the metaphors here. Can relate to it a certain extent. I like it much ^^ Thank you for sharing ^^

Posted 2 Years Ago

Phillip Francis

2 Years Ago

Thank you for the kind words and taking the time to read my work.

2 Years Ago

Just stating what I felt when I read ^^ and your welcome ^^
Oh how breathtaking, I totally loved your delightful imaginary and how I was so moved by your words, thanks ever so kindly for sharing, xoxo

Posted 2 Years Ago

Phillip Francis

2 Years Ago

Thank you for your comments and taking the time to read my work.
Love that twist and I love the happy ending!
At first I was having some Portrait of Dorian Gray, Oscar Wilde willies...but then you surprised me with love! Thank you, loved that.
I admire the use of effective couplets. That is surprisingly hard to do well, even though easy to do badly.

Posted 2 Years Ago

Phillip Francis

2 Years Ago

Thank you for such kind words and taking the time to read my work.

2 Years Ago

My words are not kind, not really. Just say what I really think.
its nice...mainly the finishing part...why don't you make it a masterpiece? pls do..

Posted 2 Years Ago

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4 Reviews
Added on January 26, 2016
Last Updated on January 26, 2016
Tags: Art, Love, Beauty, poetry, Allure, obsession