Answer Me

Answer Me

A Poem by Mel Lisa

It is always hard to describe my poems in this "description" box. Mainly because it is hard to do so.


I have an idea…

Why not take memories turned to rot,

and dangle the pieces

to bate a stray?


Liquefy  tainted thoughts,

melted down to a purer state,

then merge like oils on canvass?


     Do you linger in the evenings?

Plan for the night? Twist the arms of days and

hold the stars hostage?


I see my fate.

Lay me over the hot deserts, allow the mist to blur

my vision…suffocated as an

aborted form.


What do you say?

I rather we ponder at Dali’s melted clocks,

gaze at Van Gogh's starry nights.


But why so silent?


Can we be persistent in imagery?

Paint a path, take short cuts….

release a spark...


Answer me.


© 2014 Mel Lisa

Author's Note

Mel Lisa
Poem was inspired by this intro snippet by one of my favorite singer Andreya Triana. It made me think of two famous paintings (mentioned in the poem). Not sure why my mind went there but that is what I got.

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First off there is no need to describe your poetry, poetry is about interpretation… a very intriguing poem you have here… to ponder life alone is a necessity to understand our existence, to ponder it with the one we love is how you understand your connection to one another.

Posted 7 Years Ago

Mel Lisa

7 Years Ago

yes I agree. It is one of the reasons why I love poetry so much! Thank you very much for your feedba.. read more
The Rock And Roll Cowboy(REBEL WITH A CAUSE)

7 Years Ago

You are most welcome :))

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Added on October 30, 2014
Last Updated on October 30, 2014
Tags: art, poetry, imagery, van gogh, painting, dreams


Mel Lisa
Mel Lisa

New York, NY

Hi my name is Mel and I love writing. I have been writing poetry all my life. I love the freedom it allows for an artistic soul to express their inner most thoughts !. more..