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Will you take a Polaroid picture
And shake it in your hand
As you wait for it to develop
Please try to understand

That my smile might as well be painted
My tears photoshopped out
I'll add a caption on the reverse
So there will be no doubt

That I swing low like a pendulum
In a grandfather clock
That I fly high as a soaring kite
With each tick and each tock

Will you take a Polaroid picture
And hold me in your hands
As you wait for me to develop
Please try to understand

There'll be days when I'm as cold as ice
I'll thaw myself for you
And those things I said with aggression
I will try to undo

You should take me in to a dark room
And shake me till its clear
The love I show you is very real
The hate just comes from fear
not about myself but based on a friend of a friend :)
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WarriorCats09 Jul 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, this is amazing <3
Rifle1980 Jul 30, 2013   General Artist
aww thank you :) and thanks so much for all the faves :)
KBeth Sep 19, 2012  Student General Artist
A very clever title, I must say. =) I love the way you contrasted the highs and the lows, you really did a good job of painting the picture.
Rifle1980 Sep 19, 2012   General Artist
:) thank you

sometimes i come up with a title but that is all lol on this occasion i managed to write a poem too :)
Mimzy-JM Aug 30, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
You said it.
Rifle1980 Aug 31, 2012   General Artist
:) thanks for taking time to read and comment
Mimzy-JM Aug 31, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Of course!
EmperorHadrian Aug 25, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Beautiful work. I could definitely hear this as music in my head.
Rifle1980 Aug 26, 2012   General Artist
thank you :) I suppose i write all the poems in my head a little like i would do songs :)
EmperorHadrian Aug 26, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
You're welcome. Well, a lot of songs come from poetry -- heck, they are poetry -- so that makes perfect sense. =)
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