is it you and me?


The paint is dry, but is it you

who looks away, ( we see one eye)

it could have been me too?

Is it a tear, a laugh a cry?


Is it you, this picture, when

it is not me, are we both here

is it a  hollow image then

just canvas with a bit of smear?


Why has the painter left his work

unfinished on the floor

and is that smile there just a smirk

as he walks out the door?


The canvas will just rot and mold

 rats will come, the fabric torn apart

We can´t be painted, so  I am  told.

Just tears can paint an akin heart


entry for jingle potluck starting Monday 23 May 2011  theme: images, pictures an paintings

Comments on: "is it you and me?" (33)

  1. Sad and complative piece; you have captured the longing and regret nicely.

  2. Wow, what a beautiful poem, thank you for sharing 🙂

    I do believe more than a tear can paint a canvass, although sometimes I do feel that way.

  3. A painfully beautiful portrait, Ina!

  4. belfastdavid said:

    What a very, very sad poem.

    Beautifully captured pain


    • Somehow sadness and poems go well together. No idea why. I would love to write a happy one lol. Thank you very much! 🙂

  5. heartbreaking i love this poem..sad…

  6. A.B. Thomas said:

    Beautiful and sad, a great write!

  7. arts or painting are simply lonely subjects,

    they are admired when people come to visit and appreciate them.

    beautiful perception of deserted paintings.
    thanks for sharing.


  8. this is so well expressed! i love it….thanks Ina 🙂

  9. Loved your poem Ina…it truly touches the heart.

  10. You have beautifully captured the pain of abandoned, rotting canvases.

  11. beautiful and romantic. love, love, love! 🙂 xx

  12. 🙂 Thanks!

  13. I just want to sing your song the rest of my life.

  14. Beautiful, fills my brain with loads of images!

  15. Thoughful and authentic. The sadness of regret wafts through in a wave of emotion. Nicely done, Ina. Congratulation.

  16. well conveyed passion and sentiments.

    the creativity in you is infinite.


    How are you?

    Check out our short story slam today,

    We love creativity, your contribution is invaulable to us.

    Happy Saturday.


    • Hi I am fine, thank you for your comment. I have tried to write a story for the slam ( “Abe”) and made it an entry. Now I am trying to find the rules for the rally.

  17. This gives that “storminess” such a romantic quality. I agree with others it is very beautifully done.

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