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I Painted Him
by Terri Anne Hateley

He had never had a wife, 
nor even a lady friend. 
None, that I can recall! 
He kept his secrets within. 

His mother was a streetwalker 
She lived just up the road. 
Our attractions were acute 
I opened my heart, I let him in. 

He had no formal education 
only the things I could teach.
He wasn't overly streetwise 
he was young and sweet. 

It was hard for him to socialize 
with my kind of folks. 
He'd rather laze in an easy chair 
or curl up and watch a TV show. 

He wasn't a food connoisseur 
nor a drinker of fine wine.
But to know him was euphoric
he was comfort to have around. 

I tried to bring him life 
on this canvas of utter white. 
For pure was his colour 
It was hard to capture light. 

I painted a beautiful boy today 
but not in the human sense. 
That of soft white fur and 
eyes of great discernment. 
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Poem ID: 15109   Poem Posted: 6/3/1999
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