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Desperate Man
by Michelle M Mead
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This is based on one of my favorite paintings ever, "The Desperate Man" by Gustave Courbet. I recently saw an exhibition on him at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City and it was AMAZING to see in person. I think I am in love with the man in the painting, lol(Courbet, actually). It happens, I am weird and fall in love with book characters, too. The line about us all being desperate men came from Father Joseph Mary on EWTN when he was speaking of men in prison being desperate men.




bodies broken

whithered will

disappearing into

voids of pain

mind's broken

weathered heart

crying into the burden

of sensitivity


we are all of us

desperate men

waking up tomorrow

still carrying yesterdays


forgetting pathways home

spilt roads to shake up

the mapped skies blinding

visions of bliss and flowered hearts

popping sounds of the balloons

we thought were full with

our childhood dreams

shaken not stirred


we are all of us

desperate men

sleeping today

riding the future




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Reviewed by Joyelle Evans
I'm so lovin this
Reviewed by AHMED ALIYU
I think you got it right here. Nice poem. Among the good ones I have come across this year. You flow the words freely with accuracy, we are all desparate human beings, always scared of the next day.
We are desparate to know the future, sacred of tommorow and never forgeting yesterday. Keep the pen flowing....
Reviewed by Sheila Roy
I really think you've captured the essence of innocence here. We all start out with dreams and goals, and then the road bends. Obstacles create frustration and longer paths to our goals. Nicely penned, Michelle!
Reviewed by Chijike Ndukwu
.... you captured it so well.
Reviewed by Michael Jones
Reviewed by C. McGovern-Bowen
a superb, deeply engaging write, michelle.
Reviewed by John Leko so wonderfully capture...desperate...with all the freedom of your pen...finding light somewhere between tomorrow and yesterdays.
excellent poetry here Michelle...
Reviewed by John Flanagan
there is a dark passion here that stimulates and challenges
Reviewed by Regis Auffray
we are all of us
desperate men
waking up tomorrow
still carrying yesterdays

So true. You have reaped the benefits of letting the painting feed your imagination as usual. Well done, Michelle. So. You're weird, eh? Join the club. Love, hugs, and best wishes,

Reg xo
Reviewed by Bernice Lakota
Wonderfully penned!
Reviewed by Jon Willey
You penned the emotion of the rendering perfectly! You are quite the poetess. May peace be always with you. JMW
Reviewed by Felix Perry
Michelle this is one of you best, I felt and it made me think of my own life in this context and the various stages in reflection that I thought I was desparate only to find out that it passed and I was calm...until the next time I became a desparate man. Love this one sweetie, great job.

Reviewed by Dawn Anderson
Reviewed by J. Allen Wilson
This is capture it well...enjoyed this read very much
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner

Stunning character portrayal, in vividly painted lines - well done -

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by Karen Palumbo
Your imagination is very creative. Have you had a chance to see the other exhibits at the Metropolitan Museum of Art? My father worked there for thirty something years. Ah, have you seen Marie Antoinnette's bed. Did you know within the headboard their is a golden cross covered in an assortment of jewels to die for?

Be always safe,
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