Statue

April 19, 2009
By E.L.W. PLATINUM, Glen Allen, Virginia
E.L.W. PLATINUM, Glen Allen, Virginia
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Favorite Quote:
Here's to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels.
The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes -
the ones who see things differently.
They're not fond of rules and they have no respect for the status quo.
They push the human race forward.


Michelangelo's sculpture
you stand
beautiful--
angelic--
with your delicately affixed features;
high, sculpted eyebrows,
stone cold chin,
and rounded doll-cheeks
which accent your high cheekbones.
Skin
like cold marble,
pale porcelain
and feminine,
not chiseled or carved
but carefully worked
--as though pliable fondant--
into silky-smoothdom
a feat as it was solid stone.
Legs and feet in a graceful pleat,
you seem as though you would walk with a ballerina's gait,
or stroll through the moonlit streets of Paris
Picturesque European mademoiselle.
A regular Holly Golightley you seem
if you could only walk
'n talk.
Nonetheless.
You are extroardinary to my eye.
Venus de Milo,
I shall call you.
With your gentle glance
and platinum curls
--ringlets
adorning that face.
Of blemish or pimple there is no trace
for perfection is your name.
If I looked in a mirror, I would want to see your face staring back at me. I would be called beautiful, then.
You.
In a museum
of watchful admirers
you stand tall,
high,
and icebox-cold,
never warmed by blood flowing through veins
or quick motion
or a high fever.


Lifeless thing,
you will never be real,
just a figment of some bozo's imagination,
just a hopeless charade of reality,
always a statue and nothing more,
faux-beauty.



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