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Paint Me On Black Velvet

Updated on July 5, 2013

The rules are etched in black and white,

While life is lived in the gray.

Heaven’s poets surrender to a mute,

Words he will never say.


God’s laws are not by democracy,

Although a prayer might be a vote.

But I come to God in all honesty,

I covet lines I wish I wrote.


To a bird who will never fly,

Why give it a perfect wing?

Why give the song of a wren,

To a bird that will never sing?


Go back in time for the perfect line,

Then – “to thine own self be true”.

Words of regret are hard to forget,

But easy to misconstrue.


I come and go as I please,

But no-one else gets in.

I’m breaking rocks of paper,

Imprisoned in a writer’s pen.


So paint me on black velvet.

Sell me beside the road,

With Jesus, Elvis, and Willie,

Somewhere between a prince and a toad.


Paint silver beads of sweat on my brow.

Put silver tears upon my cheek.

Flood me with words of wisdom,

That this fool will never speak.



~Micky Dee~



VENTURA - Lucinda Williams

"I wanna watch the ocean bend
the edges of the sun then
I wanna get swallowed up in
An ocean of love"

~Lucinda Williams~


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      ocfireflies 3 years ago from North Carolina


      This is such a creative poem with such a powerful message. Totally impressed. Voted Up and Shared.

      Best Always,


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      Tijani Achamlal 3 years ago from Morocco

      Beautiful poem! Voted Up.

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      P. Thorpe Christiansen 3 years ago from Pacific Northwest, USA

      Absolutely stunning piece of work. Loved it, so well done!

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      Nikkij504gurl 3 years ago from Louisiana

      I covet these lines I wish I had wrote! Great poem, well worded.

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      Genna East 3 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      Wow, Micky...this poem is simply amazing. Very powerful.

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      Dim Flaxenwick 3 years ago from Great Britain

      Micky, you write beautiful poetry,.........Your words always ring true 'cos that's the kinda guy you are.

      Take care.

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      Brynda Bechtold 3 years ago

      I wanna hear the song that this is.

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