A Painting Still
By Dean Glorso, Marine
Writing Type: Poem
By Dean Glorso
VA Medical Facility—Denver, CO
On pallet the blend of love begins,
But I'll never bring you back to life.
The beautiful face I remember well,
Eyes cast down with a rose in hand.
A reflecting glass duplicates your dignity.
Your complexion too fair for words to express,
So I blend and fuss to try to make it true.
Let the color rest as I ponder more,
The beautiful niece I miss so much.
I defend this act of love
On a canvas that has no life.
A being violated by a man of hate,
But your beauty still lingers in our minds.
An attempt to fetch your life, I add more tone.
The true highlight, detail and blush
Brighten you for my sister, your mom,
And for your kin.
From your uncle with love,
I ponder you, a painting still.