Legion


An American Portrait

Posted on August 18, 2011

An American Portrait

Canvas of infidel white.
Decadent blue.
Carnage red.
Stains smeared
Across a desert landscape
In pigmented oil.
Strokes brushed
With the delicacy
Of mortared precision.
The abstract,
Morality and mortality,
Blends,
Creating hues
Of delicate imbalance
Shaded
With the color of
Condemnation.
The hue
Of
The conquered nation.
Palette mixing contrasts,
Perception and deception.
The paint
Rolls
(roils)
From the scene seen obscene.
A signature
Signed,

America!

Legion
25Feb08


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One response to “An American Portrait”

  1. How very interesting.
    The opening line,
    QuoteCanvas of infidel white.
    Straightaway, you grabbed my attention.
    The word choice.
    Infidel white…
    infidel white…
    the mind revs up trying to grasp the meaning behind that.
    Infidel white…
    what an interesting concept.

    And so I move, slowly, through the poem.
    What’s so interesting for me, when I read poetry, is when I sense, the care, the skill, the cunning, with which each word has been gently laid down.
    QuoteThe paint
    Rolls
    (roils)
    From the scene seen obscene.
    A signature
    Signed,

    America!

    Good skills. You make me want to go and rush off and write some poetry.
    I guess that is partly what a good writers’ website is all about!

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