XO V

XO V

A Poem by XO Nonie

Do you want to see what I see
Let me try and paint you a picture
Take one of the famous paintings from Pablo Picasso
A piece like "The Weeping Woman"
Such a magnificent work of art
People have admired for years and years
Have walked through museums
Have run their fingers across the piece
Admiring every inch and stroke
Imagining how he came up with this
How he managed to throw it together
And put it on a canvas
 
Now imagine you spending thousands and thousands
On a piece of such fame and such admiration
And in front of all grab a paint brush
Fill it with black paint so that it's dripping slowly from each side
And with no hesitation mark a big black dot in the middle of the artwork

Would tears well up?
Would people hate you?
Would you become the enemy?
Would you have hurt the people who put so much admiration into the piece?

That is exactly how it feels
Empty
Used
Bought out
And a piece of beautifully put together artwork
Abused
Left to mean nothing
But a distant memory

© 2016 XO Nonie



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So elegantly put, why do we ever allow such abuse. The Weeping Woman is perfect for the symbolism here. On a second read I feel there are layers of meaning. This is something all writers hope to achieve.

Sheer Terror

Posted 12 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Creative way to write and express yourself. Though I couldn't understand at first but thanks for explaining me. Its a nice story.

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

This is an interesting way of telling someone how much you detest that person. The last section is smartly crafted. Thanks for sharing this....

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

it seems like there's a lot of hurt and anger in this one

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Poetry to me is about what kind of emotion you achieve, in this poem I felt the exileration of seeing this masterpiece and then the other extreme in such short notice....I think you achieved the desired effect completely....




Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Breaking an essay into short lines does not a poem make.

Posted 1 Year Ago


3 of 4 people found this review constructive.

XO Nonie

1 Year Ago

Have you read Ellen Hopkins????? She tells a story with her whole book written in "poetry form"
JayG

1 Year Ago

She does, and it gets in the way. Without it it would be the same story, no more, or less, interesti.. read more
The last 17 lines where you are expressing your feelings are your best in this write. Valentine

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Good backstory on the P.P. painting in the first stanza, which makes for a nice build-up to your deeper meaning toward the end. My only issue is that, in a museum, people do not touch artwork (it would be ruined in a year's time, if touching was allowed), so that part of stanza 1 didn't feel authentic to me. I found stanza 2 to be nicely imaginative, the way you described the specific way such artwork might be desecrated. And finally, of course, I'm totally loving your deeper meaning . . . how each person we meet is a work of art, but so often these treasures are defaced without thinking or even realizing. Your short inquiries & one-word lines in the second half of the poem are significant becuz of the way your poem goes from flowing lines to these short staccato bursts of seemingly painful judgment.

Posted 1 Year Ago


This is such a good piece so much meaning behind it, well done.

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.


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