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my lifes last masterpiece.

July 20, 2009
By Hay_Wire PLATINUM, Independence, Missouri
Hay_Wire PLATINUM, Independence, Missouri
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It is impossible to paint a picture of nothing
Yet there exists no masterpiece of nonexistence.
A parody of the mind
And an irk in the back of a thought.

He offered me anything
I told him nothing
And gave him the paint
With back turned to me, he began to paint
Creating, creating
All the dark velvet fabric of something.
In the futile attempt to give me what I wished for

Turning round,
I watched reflection of hurt in his eyes
But I just found a need to turn away
He could not paint me my view of nothing

And brush grasped in fist, I step forward
My inability known to even me
My attempts to be in vain

The rich fervid paint lay before
My expanse of canvas a sweet promise
That he offered me
To be covered in nothing
Dark matter
The hole in my universe
A math equation of impossibility

Paints mixed
Emotions gone
A black expanse
And one sullen word
Standing stark on the legs of one N and G.

And everything
In one final word.
My sick manic masterpiece my life my words I never said my creativity my lies my mistakes for when I went to far and the nights I didn’t go far enough

And I find now what I always knew
A subconscious thought you warned me
It is impossible to paint a picture a nonentity

Because the very expression of nothing cannot cease to exist.

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This article has 5 comments.

on Aug. 12 2009 at 9:56 pm
kiwi12 PLATINUM, Austin, Texas
28 articles 10 photos 365 comments
I love this. Simply intriguing and keeps the mind in deep thought and wonder. AWESOME job.

Zero_K DIAMOND said...
on Aug. 4 2009 at 1:57 am
Zero_K DIAMOND, Moosic, Pennsylvania
83 articles 0 photos 435 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Life's no fun if you're not insane, otherwise you grow up to be an accountant." -Moi

This is deep, I love the emotion. I love the idea of trying to paint a portrait of nothing.


on Aug. 3 2009 at 2:10 am
xXsmileXx PLATINUM, St. Louis, Missouri
34 articles 0 photos 265 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Your dreams only become intangible when you stop reaching" ~me ;)

Wow, this is so flippin amazing! Its so deep and beautiful. So much metaphor and emotion coursing through it and breathing life in every line!

ps: thnx 4 ur comments on my poems!

on Aug. 1 2009 at 1:32 pm
MikiLuna SILVER, Ponce, Other
6 articles 4 photos 14 comments
i really do like the last line it stays with you

SaraB. GOLD said...
on Jul. 31 2009 at 4:22 pm
SaraB. GOLD, Phoenix, Arizona
12 articles 6 photos 215 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Whatever you are, be a good one" Abraham Lincoln

That was really good. I'm not sure I have the intended meaning, but it's deep, especially the last line. :)