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Lady, I See
by P. S. Michaels

Thursday, January 29, 2004
Rated "G" by the Author.
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This was painted from a magazine picture over thirty years ago. I don't remember its name. At the time, the picture haunted me and that's why I did it. I made my painting different than the photograph.

Lady, I see,

But I donít know you.

Yet, you have captured my attention.

You, like I, live where nothing remains new.

From the perils of life, we can find no protection.


Lady, I see,

 But your child is dying.

You donít see, you believe he sleeps.

No barter for his survival will be coming.

Lifeís plucked too soon and its petals fall in heaps.


Lady, I see,

 But I canít reach out.

I, like you, havenít enough to give.

Survival of the fittest isnít what lifeís about.

Mishaps, slaughter, disease, and old age are our sieve.


Lady, I see,

But no one survives.

Not you, me, not the poor, nor the rich.

Yet, some live, as if death wonít take them.

Whatís its purpose, its meaning, whyís death a hitch?


Lady, I see,

 But the spirit will survive.

God saved it.  I only painted it on canvas.

When is it finished?  When will our spirit arrive?

Time ends, but we need not fret; the Lord has saved us.


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Reviewed by OnepoetGem *the Poetic Rapper 1/31/2004
kind of carried me for awhile Pat but you ended it in light. very interesting to read. love G
Reviewed by Marilyn Seray 1/30/2004
terrific write! enjoyed it a lot
Reviewed by Tamara Dailey-Keur 1/30/2004
Wow, this is an amazing piece and reading it touched my heart. The painting is truly beautiful and captures the magic of your words.
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 1/30/2004
wonderful and touching write; and the artwork is fantabulous! well done on both the painting and the poem; you are a true artist!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in tx., karen lynn. :D
Reviewed by Bhuwan Thapaliya 1/29/2004
Deep and touching write....powerful write!!!!!
Reviewed by Anna Marie Fritz (Reader) 1/29/2004
The painting shows the quality of the old masters...
and the verse is excellent, too!
Reviewed by E T Waldron 1/29/2004
Beautifully done Patty! Wonderful empathetic tones, with a splash of reality...You did the painting? that's superb!
Reviewed by Kate Clifford 1/29/2004
Deep and touching! Great write and painting! I can see how this painting haunted you. All the protraits I have done so far, tend to draw me in with an expression of the unknown.....
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