My family are all secretly artists

July 20, 2009
How can I feel such anger
Such hate?
Replacing the feelings of love and happiness
I used to feel around them?
Were they always like this:
Leonardo DaVincis painting the pictures of themselves
They wanted the world to see?
But I, I am Picasso.
My artwork of their distorted faces,
Showcasing their blemishes and ugly secrets
The feelings the hide, so effortless to keep-
I spot and point them out with my paintbrush.
No longer will I play along with their game.
I refuse to paste a smile on my face
Instead letting my emotions freely flit across my visage.
While yours- oh dear Grandma, oh caring Aunt-
Yours are blank canvasses
Portraying nothing (or so you think).
Or worse, faking love and concern.
It sickens me
Because I've been enlightened with wisdom
The gift of seeing past the superficial, perhaps?
Your thoughts are like hideous pimples on your skin.
And oh my, you're covered from head to toe with them.
I smirk
And you frown.
A zit popped up between your brows just now.
You best be careful
Before I'm not the only one to figure you out.
Or maybe the others know
But are not embracing it like me?

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Duckie430 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
May 30, 2010 at 8:47 am
yeah, i'm from riverside too...i was wondering if you could please check out some of my poetry? if you search the site for anyone from riverside, ri because my work is latest poem, jack & sally, was one of the top ballads on this site the other day & i got a couple of comments & ratings, i'd appreciate if you'd like to comment :)
Duckie430 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Apr. 6, 2010 at 3:15 pm
Omg, I absolutely love this poem. I happened to come across it when I was searching this website to see if there was anyone else on here from riverside, & I happened to stumble across your poetry. You have amazing talent, & I really especially love this poem.
artmusiclit_chic replied...
Apr. 7, 2010 at 10:12 am
You're from Riverside? That's pretty cool :D Thanks for the comment, I appreciate it.
Kat11 said...
Sept. 7, 2009 at 1:32 pm
love it :)
kiwi12 said...
Aug. 5, 2009 at 10:01 pm
Oh god, I want to read this poem everytime I feel angry! Way to put some emotion into it. Awesome.
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