Paint Me as You Please This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

November 20, 2007
A blank canvas is my body and face
Draw what you want
Paint me as you please
Don’t hold back your anger
Stab me in reds, oranges, and yellows
Drown me in purples, greens, and blues
Don’t hold back your sorrow
Let your emotions run off my edges
For that’s why I’m here, to take all your pain
Inflict me with your pain
Give me your words of drunken nothing
For I am nothing but an empty canvas
With no emotions of my own
I’ll be glad to take your pain and make it mine

This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.

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Bekkah said...
Feb. 1, 2010 at 12:52 pm
Awww, that's so sad.
despurlock This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jul. 29, 2009 at 2:07 am
Beautiful and it rightfully deserves the honor of being published! Phenomenal work! Keep it up!
Cheyenne D. said...
Jun. 27, 2009 at 5:54 am
I believe this is amazing!
it is a piece of art about art.
Honestly i believe it was beautiful.
Keep writing
xxalyxallurexx said...
May 20, 2009 at 12:39 pm
wow i wrote a poem EXACTLY like this one
ima post it
we used the same colors and same title
you need to read mine
this is weird
Sheebs said...
Apr. 11, 2009 at 6:45 pm
This poem reminds me of my friend Teezy. It's gr8. I love it. said...
Mar. 28, 2009 at 2:40 am
wow, i love this.
you can take it in a simple, less complex way.
and then you can make a deeper meaning of it.
i love it, it's absolutely amazing.
blingblang4eva said...
Mar. 24, 2009 at 12:34 am
thsi si aweosme :) i love the metaphor. very deep and emotional. i like it alot.
Mena<3 said...
Mar. 17, 2009 at 2:30 pm
wow this is amazing;
you are really good with your poetry words!
keep it up.
<3::wish4wings::<3 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Mar. 17, 2009 at 1:52 pm
i like this alot..its pretty deep and it really means somehing when you think about it..but im sure the sentimental value is different for everyone.and thats what makes it good :)
xjustlistenx said...
Feb. 23, 2009 at 1:38 am
that was a masterpiece one of my faves
SaveThEmpty said...
Feb. 18, 2009 at 2:20 am
Mr. Happy said...
Feb. 13, 2009 at 4:26 pm
That is neat. Somewhat creepy. but i liked it.
crich897 said...
Nov. 19, 2008 at 1:10 pm
very nice poem. the title is great.
Raven333 said...
Nov. 16, 2008 at 4:38 am
i can really relate to this. i've been called emotionless and i let people put their pain on me. they give me their problems so they don't have to deal with them. so i can really relate to this.
purplebookrose said...
Nov. 6, 2008 at 2:34 pm
i LOVED it! i can kind of relate.
Jenu said...
Oct. 2, 2008 at 12:34 am
ALthough I would not describe myself as an emotionless and passionless blob, this is something that I do on a regular basis. I think that this position in someone's life is vital. Sometimes people need those who are willing to share the burden.
readingsorcerer said...
Sept. 26, 2008 at 9:09 pm
It left me speechless after I read this poem. It reminds me of a friend that I have.
dp said...
Sept. 24, 2008 at 2:59 pm
it was very good
Deceased Poet said...
Sept. 22, 2008 at 3:36 pm
harry_potter_fangirl said...
Sept. 17, 2008 at 1:50 am
wow. this describes how i feel at times in my life. you have an amazing talent at forming simple words like the ones above into powerful sentences.
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