We become but sketches of ourselves....

Life just ends that's all no glitter
no parades
But what do we realize of ourselves
in these charades

We become nothing but sketches
charcoal if you will
Faint lines of ideas and dreams
that which life promises still

Never colored yet so unique
and even posed
As if viewed in the peripheral
tunneled and closed

Black sepia a design a drawing
yet of an end
Never quite clear or remembered
like an old ....old friend

I'm being watched now by a well clad
street artist and as she waits
Contiplating my design as her
pencil gives then takes

Be kind to me my sweet ....draw
as well as you can
Remember I tried to do it right yet
I am but a man













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wayne barrett 3 years ago from Clearwater Florida

Very nice, Ed. Self reflective of a sort. Up!


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ahorseback 3 years ago Author

Thank you Wayne , I appreciate that , Too much self reflecting perhaps !


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Mhatter99 3 years ago from San Francisco

Interesting perspective. You should see what the masons did to me. 3 years they have kept another Martin alive


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Cantuhearmescream 3 years ago from New York

Ed,

Oh but what a sketch you will leave behind... I'm sure the artist of your life will need a tray of charcoal ;-)

Up and Beautiful!

Cat


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ahorseback 3 years ago Author

Thanks Wayne !


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ahorseback 3 years ago Author

Mhatter , I need help understanding !....my friend ....:-}


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ahorseback 3 years ago Author

Oh Cat ! Now you're making me blush ! Such a perceptive woman , you might be my new crush !...lol


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Ruchira 3 years ago from United States

Interesting ideas portrayed


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Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Voted up. Interesting portrayal. Makes one reflect on life. We've been drawn and I'm sure larger than life. It would take more than just charcoal and paper to include your very poetic and golden heart.


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ImKarn23 3 years ago

You are but a man - but - WHAT a man, Cowboy!

I'm very sure that your life's image in charcoal would be very, very clear!

You make a difference, my friend - AND - i like you!

lol

up and sharing..(clicking on button that says 'hubpages followers'..)

LOL


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Cantuhearmescream 3 years ago from New York

Ed,

Then my plan is working.... ;-)

Cat


Sarra Garrett 3 years ago

Ed, voted up and beautiful. I just love your poetry, it comes from the heart as it should.


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shiningirisheyes 3 years ago from Upstate, New York

I am such a major fan of your poetry and this one did not disappoint. Another fine composition.


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ahorseback 3 years ago Author

Ruchira ! Thank you my friend !..:-}


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SilentReed 3 years ago from Philippines

If I should by chance meet your well clad...?

or well endowed lady friend

I too, to her artistic bent will pose

allowing free rein to her pencil's flight

but one condition do I impose

A line or two by erasure expunge

to edit out a decade or two

from this tired, old and worn out face:)


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Nikkij504gurl 3 years ago from Louisiana

Loved it! Simple and yet so deep. Comparing the end of our lives to a sketch drawing, the street artist designing our fate unknowingly, its a sad theory to think that that is all that happens in the end. Yes, we try to do right, but we are only human. We make mistakes and sin constantly, but we are able to draw our own lives by the decisions we make, so lets draw a good one, so our end will be well drawn and hopefully illustrated.


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ahorseback 3 years ago Author

Ahh Gypsy , And you too my dear lady !.......Thank you


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ahorseback 3 years ago Author

Leslie or , let me try this name for you Karen !......Hey I like that name !. And you are just the sweetest thing !


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ahorseback 3 years ago Author

Cat , Thank you my smiling friend , You are so nice !


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ahorseback 3 years ago Author

Sarra , Thank you from my heart !......:-} See ....made me smile !


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ahorseback 3 years ago Author

And shining Irish ! I would never write again but for the beauty of sharing with my friends !


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ahorseback 3 years ago Author

Silentreed , My friend ! I like this ! I know how you feel exactly , but you know what .....we've earned our age !


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ahorseback 3 years ago Author

Nikki ! Hi sweety ! I think you are the nicest gift of a new friend ! A wise woman you are !Thank you !


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Nikkij504gurl 3 years ago from Louisiana

No thank you, for such wonderful poetry!


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ahorseback 3 years ago Author

I think I'll write you one !


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phdast7 3 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

I really enjoyed this poem, Ed. Rather cerebral or philosophical to me. Good work. :) Theresa


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ahorseback 3 years ago Author

Theresa , Thank you dear ! I think you are a deeply cerebral woman . Are you as boring as I am !.....LOL.....so they say huh !.....Ed

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