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When We Were Small 2012  (Oil, Pastel, Graphite on Canvas 48 x48 inches)

 

For this painting I wrote a poem to accompany it.  Although I feel each (painting and poem) stand on their own, I think together they pack a real one-two punch - for me anyway!

 

 

When We Were Small 

11/09/2012

 

Way back then

When we were small

We were together through it all.

Then, you were gone.

 

To go on, my instinct

Erased every trace of you.

But a seed of remembrance

Remained, unnamed

Growing slowly

Eating away

The charred embers of my resistance,

Allowing me to love.

 

Somehow, I still stand

With flower in hand

And heart,

Tethered always somehow

To the vague memory of our start in life together.

 

This memory is a faint force

Unrelenting in its haunting.

When I risk being crushed by sadness,

I see it as a source of all the sweetness

I have to give.

 

Help me to forgive myself

That way back then when we were small

I had to let you go at all.

Please visit website: www.trixiepitts.com

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Comment by julie keller on November 15, 2012 at 10:38pm

very touching to read...i'm glad you included it

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