Christina A. Sharik

THE PORTRAIT POETESS

Christina A. Sharik: The Portrait PoetessSend me your sad memories,
send me your worst dreams
and I will paint your story
complete with midnight screams…
Send me your dark nightmares,
share with me your fears –
and I’ll translate the tale for you,
complete with salty tears.
I “paint” in the poetic form
it’s easiest for me –
I can frame a memory neatly,
for all the world to see.
Real life is never tidy –
our canvases get torn –
We’re sketching on the slate of Time
from the moment we are born.

So share with me your story –
and I will “paint” your rhyme –
then I’ll mount it in a picture frame,
and hang it
next to mine.