Ignored MAG

December 11, 2010
By swoopingpigeons GOLD, Orangeburg, New York
swoopingpigeons GOLD, Orangeburg, New York
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The painting beside the Mona Lisa
Knows no audience
It hangs on a brass peg
Centered on a great white wall
Protected by the museum it rests in

The painting beside the Mona Lisa
Is in a prime position for viewing
But Da Vinci's strokes hold all the fame
And the crowds that gather have eyes for one
As lovers so infamously do

The painting beside the Mona Lisa
Is insignificant
Placed where the shadow heads
Of a thousand viewers for its neighbor
Cast the canvas in darkness

The painting beside the Mona Lisa
Will outlive the adjacent masterpiece
When flashing cameras crack the paint of
her face
And the layers of pigment wear thin
And she must be hidden away from the public

The painting beside the Mona Lisa
Will one day know the same.



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Esanssi SILVER said...
on Mar. 19 2013 at 2:37 pm
Esanssi SILVER, Candler, North Carolina
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I actually liked this a lot. I guess we all feel like the painting beside the Mona Lisa sometimes.

on Oct. 29 2011 at 2:47 pm
LifeIsPoetry PLATINUM, Kapowsin, Washington
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Favorite Quote:
"Every time you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing."
– Mother Teresa

The emotions this poem presented were great! Very well written- keep writing!


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