Portraits Poetry Series 41: You are the Writer

In case you haven’t been here before, I love writing prompts – whether a list of words, one word, or even an image.  With these posts, I have written poems specifically about paintings and I hope, with my words, you see the scene just as visibly in your heart and mind as if you had seen the image itself.


Portraits Series



Have you ever realized,
that life is a book?
We are aware
the moment we are born
we hear the pages
torn open
and we scream shrilly
at the force of it
and you can feel it too,
in death –
when the final pages
are pushed aside
the book slowly
comes to a close
and you sigh
at the finality of it.
Today, is not perfect
and nor shall be tomorrow
but every day, we choose
what to write upon the page
and we die a little too
there’s a little less ink
before the well is dry
but history can be written here
not perfect – not innocent
but truth and meaning
can bleed between the lines
if only you would realize
it is you that holds the pen.

(c) Sumyanna 2016


4 Comments Add yours

  1. Very dramatic but true

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Sumyanna says:

      Thank you Robbie 🙂


  2. plainmama says:

    Yes, for sure life is what you put into it. Your lines are of love and that’s your story. I believe this so very much.


    1. Sumyanna says:

      So very true. Thank you!

      Liked by 1 person

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