Portrait Of Pain


Ooze

I paint my pain
in bold strokes
on a blank canvas
Aching swirls
indelibly stain
the pure white

A splintered
portrait from which
ooze emotions
empty words
cannot express

What price
should I put
on this
unabashed
display of a
wounded heart

Agony stripped
of all artifice
hangs unnoticed
on a bare wall

No takers for
so worthless
a masterpiece

© 2017 Uma Venkatraman ~ All Rights Reserved

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