Self-less Portrait (extended version)

Self-less Portrait (extended version)

A Poem by Marquise

To me she is the Mona Lisa of Philly.

No wonder I could not paint her beauty with words.

I guess some works of art

we're never meant to be created.

But we are HERE now...

Trying to figure out what to do

with this paintbrush, canvas,

and blurs of beautiful colors

that are blinding us from reality.

The catch 22 is, we both have significant lovers

but how significant are they if we only think if each other?

Making we wonder if this gift of love

comes with a return policy.

She sees beauty in me

Wishes I would look in a mirror and see what she sees.

But mirrors need light to operate

and i am surrounded in darkness

So I can only paint an accurate self portrait of myself

by looking at the reflection in her eyes.

To stand there for hours while I try to piece

my self image back together on this canvas

is an act of selflessness on her part.

It feels like I'm wasting three hours of her life.

She says my gift give her three hours extra of living..

To be gifted is a curse sometimes.

Our mentalities are like most of the worlds now

Painting our own self images thru someone else s vision.

One day we will respect ourselves and walk from this.

Not because if the love We share

but because of what love really IS.

Till then we will continue to make love in the shadows

and paint selfless portraits...

© 2010 Marquise

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Philadelphia, PA

I don't consider myself a writer because I don't write often, but I have trouble putting words together when I want to express myself verbally. Writing is the one way I can do this successfully. I lov.. more..

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A Poem by Marquise