A Piece of Her Soul

I hope you like this glimpse into my head. I've provided even more if you'd like to follow up.

She has a way with words,

like painting a portrait.

Each brush stroke more deliberate than the next.

When the caressing of the canvas is complete,

you will have a perfect understanding of

what it is she wanted you to see.

Is it a beautiful sunset, filled with colors so glorious

it takes the breath from your chest?

Is it a doting new mother, tenderly stroking her newborn

infant's fair skin?

Is it a darker thought of demons and the fight for your soul,

which is only decided by you?

Is it something profound, like a lion hula hooping

while a giant purple giraffe plays hopscotch?

No matter.

You see, what she paints on this canvas,

this beautiful, non-judging canvas,

is a gift to you.

It is from her soul and she has been generous, loving enough,

to share with you a piece of her soul.

Be it dark, be it light,

be it profound, be it nonsensical,

no matter.

For it is a piece of herself she gives to you.

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epigramman 6 years ago

well you definitely have a way with words - because words delight in your company and want to sit on your lap like a happy contented child.

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BeccaHubbardWoods 6 years ago from Outside your window... Author

thank you so much again, epigramman, for your kind words. it means a lot to me, especially coming from one so talented as yourself.

interesting fact about me (pretty hilarious or i wouldn't even put it on here) - i always spell piece wrong. i want to spell it 'peice' every time. : ) thanks for stopping by!

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Mike Lickteig 6 years ago from Lawrence KS USA

The beauty of your words is truly a gift, Becca. You are very talented. Words, like pictures are open to interpretation, but that does not diminish the gift of creativity.

Giant purple giraffe playing hopscotch--a terrific mental image.

Thanks for once again sharing your talent and your vision.


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ralwus 6 years ago

you painted me pretty picture Becca. Purple Giraffes huh? I like that.

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Jess Killmenow 6 years ago from Nowheresville, Eastern United States

Well. You know what I would say. Piece. Yes. Seconds?

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saddlerider1 6 years ago

A mosaic of a finely painted canvas, filled with bright colors of verse. You caressed the page like a new born babe in your arms. Soft like rose petals falling gently to the ground. Lovely piece, I thoroughly enjoyed it.

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BeccaHubbardWoods 6 years ago from Outside your window... Author

Mike, you're always so kind with your comments. I find it encouraging and it keeps me doing what I do. Thank you, as always, for your support! : )

CC, I could mirror the thanks I gave Mike for you. You guys are so supportive and I admire your talent so much. To have such wonderful compliments from such talented writers is a humbling experience. Big (((hugs))) CC! : )

Jess, I like to think I leave a little piece of my soul in each poem I write. Mostly dark pieces, but pieces nonetheless. Thank you for stopping by! : )

saddlerider, thank you so much for the kind words. I'm happy you enjoyed it! You painted a lovely picture with your comment, and I thoroughly enjoyed that. : )

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Poetry Girl 6 years ago from Arizona

This was delightful and I very much enjoyed reading it. I love it!

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BeccaHubbardWoods 6 years ago from Outside your window... Author

Thank you Poetry Girl! Nice to see you around. : )

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sonia05 5 years ago from india

Another great piece Becca dear! Your colourful imagination,way with words and nice expressions make this poem special and awesome!

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tlmntim9 5 years ago

Great imagry

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