A Poem for Valentines Day

This is a poem about a frustrated artist who longs to be able to paint a portrait which reflects his love for his lover.

If I Could Paint Your Picture

If I could paint your picture,

Just one chance is all I’d need.

I’d paint your eyes in flecks of green,

And instead of books your eyes I’d read.

If I could paint your picture,

For the brush your hair I’d use.

And I’d run my fingers through your hair,

Whenever, I did choose.

If I could paint your picture,

Your lips would need extra care.

Colors of varying moods and hues, to invite

The kiss, which I’d place there.

If I could paint your picture,

You would then be near me every day.

Your picture would then become my bed,

And on your breasts, my head I’d lay.

If I could paint your picture,

Your smile would light my way.

Each brush stroke would then reflect,

All the words I’d ever say.

But I could never paint your picture,

Because no colors could ever show.

The depth that I see in you,

A closeness that grows and grows.

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tonymac04 7 years ago from South Africa

What a lovely tribute! Thanks for sharing.

Love and peace


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Jess Killmenow 7 years ago from Nowheresville, Eastern United States

A pretty poem. Thank you

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VioletSun 7 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie

This is so lovely! You painted a picture with words and conveyed your depth of love with the movement of your words.

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Lady_E 7 years ago from London, UK

A lovely romantic poem and a lovely picture. Cheers. :)

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ralwus 7 years ago

beautiful expression of love.

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AEvans 7 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

Oh Pretty and quite colorful!!! I truly enjoyed. :)

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ek ellis 7 years ago

very visual poetry, I like it

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one2get2no 6 years ago from Olney Author

Thank you...

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Stan Fletcher 6 years ago from Nashville, TN

This one is really great. Vivid images. Glad I found you.

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one2get2no 6 years ago from Olney Author

Thank you Stan.

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sligobay 6 years ago from east of the equator

The metaphor of the art of painting for the inadequacy of romantic love to express the true depth of one's passion and commitment may not be novel and yet is originally invoked by your imagery. Thank you for loving so deeply.

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one2get2no 6 years ago from Olney Author

Thank you...

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    Philip retired from investment banking to write. To date he has written 9 books on trading forex, 3 short stories, and one poetry book.

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