Monday, June 6, 2011

Monday June 6, 2011 Magpie


Magpie #68

Unworthy
The eye of the viewer
The eye of the critic
The one I hope will see me
I stand in the crowd
I step back into the shadows
All the while hoping you will see
And hoping you won't
Can I bear your stinging tongue
The judgement of your eye

I stand before you
Exposed for all to see
No holds barred
I beckon to you
It is my idea
I wish to share
Written in long hand
Formed in paint

At last you stand before me
My breath catches in my throat
You turn away
Nothing to see
Move along

I am left hanging on the wall
I have given you my best
You looked you saw nothing
I had feared your criticism
Even worst I have been ignored
Judged unworthy

17 comments:

  1. Being ignored IS the worst. But I am sure you would never be ignored, thought unworthy.

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  2. Wow, Annell, a sad feeling: "I have given you my best-you saw nothing." Someone must be BLIND, then!!!!! The rocks that form that eyeball are spectacular! I love the deep blue...........

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  3. A fittingly gross eye for a creepy poem.

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  4. Very moving, Annelle. I am familiar with that feeling, too.

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  5. The harshness of the critic's eye is captured perfectly here, Annell.

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  6. Great take on this eye...the eye of the critic always sends fear through the heart and body...you express the feeling that can tear a soul apart and keep it from expressing its true self....sorry I have not been by...but I am getting back into my routine a bit...thank you for all your visits....blessings..bkm

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  7. I feel the pain, I hear the pain ...

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  8. This is a really good write. Kudos.

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  9. I wonder why we vest critics with so much authority. Harsh business. Imagine if being a critic meant finding what is good and beautiful and leaving the rest....

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  10. don't let the critics eye discourage you- nice write!

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  11. Very sensitive poem. There is great hurt in being ignored, you have captured it well here.

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  12. True- being ignored is the pits!

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  13. ugh this is hard, but it is his ignorance...and his loss...

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  14. So well shown. Being judged is hardly a delightful experience, to be sure.

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  15. The Artist's cry spoken by her creation. It takes courage to just be.

    Elizabeth

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  16. Incredible such distress. I know these feelings so well

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