The Still Life

September 5, 2010
By despurlock DIAMOND, Morgantown, West Virginia
despurlock DIAMOND, Morgantown, West Virginia
79 articles 0 photos 179 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The heart has its reasons which reason does not know." -Pascal, Pensees, 1670


In the picture
Her coverall straps break,
Defining this piece of Forever's
Still life.

Cheeks graced with
Grape stains and cheese puff crumbs
Glow in the
Autumn's afternoon light.

The pink of princess sheets,
Drawn up to her young lips,
Caress the nightmares away,
Stifling all worries and duties for another night.

But why tonight and not solely the
Night of yester's morrow?
A simple answer lies to strike, as
A smothered child cannot live forever

in lieu of a sneak lurking in her meadow's grass.

Transfixed on Adolescent's stepping stone,
Unable to muster a gait to match Puberty.
She is not allowed to move,
Paralyzed under their fixed sight.



Similar Articles

JOIN THE DISCUSSION

This article has 5 comments.


on Mar. 21 2013 at 11:18 pm
despurlock DIAMOND, Morgantown, West Virginia
79 articles 0 photos 179 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The heart has its reasons which reason does not know." -Pascal, Pensees, 1670

  Preferences § 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 - = Backspace   Tab q w e r t y u i o p [ ]   Return     capslock a s d f g h j k l ; ' \   shift ` z x c v b n m , . / shift     English     Deutsch   Español   Français   Italiano   Português   Русский   alt alt     Preferences Thank you again for checking out more of my work! I'm heading over now to look at some of yours! Happy writing! 

on Mar. 20 2013 at 9:06 pm
xBaByGiRrL22x PLATINUM, Pearl River, New York
22 articles 0 photos 281 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The goal isn't to live forever, but create something that will."
"If you wanna go, baby let's go; if you wanna rock, I'm ready to roll.''
"No one ever said it'd be easy. They just said it'd be worth it." <3

This is amazing and I have to agree with Boos. I think the last part is my favorite. The whole piece leaves the reader with such a powerful feeling. Love, love, love it

on Dec. 2 2010 at 5:09 pm
Boosflash DIAMOND, Jacksonville, Florida
54 articles 0 photos 2066 comments

Favorite Quote:
Get, Got, Gotten.

ofcoursism captain. c'est que je fais.

on Dec. 1 2010 at 7:42 pm
despurlock DIAMOND, Morgantown, West Virginia
79 articles 0 photos 179 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The heart has its reasons which reason does not know." -Pascal, Pensees, 1670

Thank you so much!!! I really appreciate a fellow writer taking time to read and comment on my pieces! <3 despurlock

on Dec. 1 2010 at 1:44 pm
Boosflash DIAMOND, Jacksonville, Florida
54 articles 0 photos 2066 comments

Favorite Quote:
Get, Got, Gotten.

This is so freakin awesome captain. I love you for writinfg this. I love the ending aussi. fait ta danse.


Parkland Book