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I See You in My Painting

Updated on July 31, 2012

Watch you take note of your shadow on the wall

Amazed that you seize upon the subtlety of it all

Silhouette in a freeze frame that stands on stall

I see you in my painting, there, down the hall

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Stubborn streak runs strong, you resist when I call

Discriminate bond of mutual care no regrets to recall

Blackest eyes seeking mine snap catch me if I fall

I see you in my painting, there, down the hall

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My prayers failed to stop the direction of the squall

If love could have saved you, no task was too tall

No negate for my grief, no words I can scrawl

I see you in my painting, there, down the hall

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Mornings I expect to find you shaking off dreams loll

Listen for the sigh of your sound sleep come nightfall

Fight your brutal absence in the days tearful brawl

I see you in my painting, where you live down the hall

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Gathering the whole of it caught in the moments drawl

Time ran too fast while the sun cast shadows small

But love remains too large to be swallowed by the pall

I see you in my painting where your love lights my hall

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    • Amy Becherer profile imageAUTHOR

      Amy Becherer 

      5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      I worry about "the formula", Aubrey and you bring up a valid conundrum for me. All writers have a style that sets them apart. Often, a writers style is definitive and even without their name on a story, poem or book, readers recognize them. But, at some point, the predictability can be a double edged sword. I suppose as long as the writer has something of interest, beauty or value to say, readers will seek them out. Thank you, my friend, for kicking my brain in gear.

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      A.E. Williams 

      5 years ago from Hampton, GA

      You have a way with words Amy!! I wish I could rhyme like that. You stick to your formula very well.

    • Amy Becherer profile imageAUTHOR

      Amy Becherer 

      5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      Can you tell how much fun I'm having, Mister C? I love it! I know you can tell. Thank you for your intuitive comment, Colin.

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      epigramman 

      5 years ago

      ...you are in a writing frenzy these days Miss A ....and I must say it looks so good on you - and by the way you are doing the best writing of your life - lake erie time 5:50pm

    • Amy Becherer profile imageAUTHOR

      Amy Becherer 

      5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      I am honored by, not only the best, most compassionate and caring physician in the world, but a creative genius, as well. You words rock my world, Mohan. I stand bedazzled. Thank you.

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      Mohan Kumar 

      5 years ago from UK

      Yet again she creates pain and pangs of loss but swathed in the beauty of metaphors and allusions. She is a creative tour-de-force, a passionate soul full of peerless poetry. She knows not how talents she is, or maybe she does. Every poem engraves our memories, her signature style aesthetically pleasing and emotionally engaging. She, my lords and ladies, is Amy Becherer, and the world is ready to be dazzled by her brilliance. Love your work and what it stands for.

    • Amy Becherer profile imageAUTHOR

      Amy Becherer 

      5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      Thank you, Ruby, someday I'll have a camera so I can share my paintings here. I would love for you to see them. I still can't put MacGregor's bed with his toys away. I tried...and had to bring them back out near my laptop, in the spot where he used to lay to be by me while I wrote. It feels right. Bless you, dear Ruby.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Beautiful Amy. I know that you are an artist. I hope someday you will show us your paintings. I know you are still suffering the loss of MacGregor. Peace be with you my friend...

    • Amy Becherer profile imageAUTHOR

      Amy Becherer 

      5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      Mister C, You never leave a comment that isn't worthy of framing. If I ever manage to put my initials on a canvas as beautiful as words from you, I'll have arrived. Thank you, Colin.

    • Amy Becherer profile imageAUTHOR

      Amy Becherer 

      5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      Dear Nellieanna, Thank you for giving me a heap of courage that will help keep me going when self-doubt creeps in. "Thanks, I needed that" was never so true!

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      Amy Becherer 

      5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      I didn't realize that the oil painting I did of my beloved MacGregor would impact me everyday, especially since his death. Although, if feels like a constant reminder that I miss him so terribly, the pain in his absence keeps him close in my heart and reminds me how much he enriched my life. Thank you, Gypsy.

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      epigramman 

      5 years ago

      .....I see you in my paintings everyday Amy - and I know they belong to you because your initials are always written on the bottom right hand corner on the canvas of my heart - lake erie time 4:20pm

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      Nellieanna Hay 

      5 years ago from TEXAS

      You really do have a unique personal style and the meanings in your poems are so relatable, Amy. I'm sure your poetry would be well received!

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      5 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Voted up and awesome. Reminds me of the portraits I have of my mom and dad.

    • Amy Becherer profile imageAUTHOR

      Amy Becherer 

      5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      Thank you, my sweet friend.

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      breakfastpop 

      5 years ago

      Love you back!

    • Amy Becherer profile imageAUTHOR

      Amy Becherer 

      5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      Poppy, Although it's me mum's birthday, you just gave me the gift! Thank you for making my day so much brighter. Love you

    • Amy Becherer profile imageAUTHOR

      Amy Becherer 

      5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      Dear Bobbi, Thank you so much for your help in the world of self-publishing. I am going to check out your recommendations. I know you have enjoyed success in your publishing endeavors and I know you to be straight arrow honest. Thank you for reaching out to me with your valueable, much appreciated information, 'cause I sure need a little help from friends with this. Hugs to you

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      breakfastpop 

      5 years ago

      This poem is magnificent. Voted up beautiful and awesome.

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      BobbiRant 

      5 years ago from New York

      I use createspace for self-publishing and use openoffice (free program) to write with. My experience with both is very positive. Unless we know someone in publishing or are a celebrity, well too many great books go by the wayside because making money is the publishing game too. My nursing home book has been doing quite well and is on the Barnes and Nobel site as well. You can do it, it is not as difficult as you might imagine. You should definitely publish your poems. Great poem here too, I like it very much.

    • Amy Becherer profile imageAUTHOR

      Amy Becherer 

      5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      Thank you, Bill. I'll find her later this evening and send her a note on her hubpage. I appreciate your help.

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      Bill Holland 

      5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Amy, she is on HubPages under the name kingmaxler....send her a note under comments and she will get back to you...just ask her any questions....I'll tell her you are going to write....then maybe you two can exchange email addresses and she can help you as you go through the process.

    • Amy Becherer profile imageAUTHOR

      Amy Becherer 

      5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      How fantastic and what a great offer. I need all the expert help I can get, Bill. Truly, I thank you and Bev.

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      Bill Holland 

      5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Amy, I have eight ebooks out already....Bev can help you if you want her to

    • Amy Becherer profile imageAUTHOR

      Amy Becherer 

      5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      Bill, I am trying to get my act together in an e-book, but the more I research, the more confused I am!!! I see where Justin Price from Hubpages has a poetry e-book, so I'm going to see what I can find about his adventures in self-publishing. Thank you so much for awesomely inspiring words and especially for the "young lady"!!! LOL That is adorable.

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      Bill Holland 

      5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Amy, do you have any idea how talented you are? I'm being serious now young lady; each and every poem is exquisite. I would love to see you put a collection of these into an ebook....you need to be ready by many so that others can see what truly beautiful poetry looks like.

      your forever buddy,

      bill

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      Amy Becherer 

      5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      Thank you, Mark. You made my day.

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      Mark G Weller 

      5 years ago from Lake Charles, LA.

      Amazingly beautiful Amy,

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