Carved in Stone


I’d look better
Carved in stone,
Often cold
And all alone.
Carved much thinner
I’d look better
Carved in stone.
Perfect smile,
No laugh attached,
Perfect hair,
And eyes to match,
Perfect figure,
Posed so well,
My thoughts would linger
With no one to tell.
Always seen,
But never known.
I’d look better
Carved in stone.

  • Author: Melissa JA (Pseudonym) (Offline Offline)
  • Published: July 19th, 2020 12:36
  • Category: Unclassified
  • Views: 18
  • User favorite of this poem: Roselyn.
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  • dusk arising

    One day, your name may be carved in stone and you could today choose the shape of that stone and perhaps an accompanying few words.
    The comedian Spike Milligan chose the words ..... I told you I was ill.....

    I'd look better carved in a more desireable shape along with half the other poets on here i dare say too.

    When i first heard the words to the Janis Ian song called 17... I felt every word of it. I am much much older now and lived with what i am as we all have had to do. there will always be lesser and greater people than ourselves. But you and me are ..... a child of the universe with as much right to be here as the stars and the trees.....

    • MelissaJA

      I can't hit "love" or "favorite" on a comment, but if I could I would on this one. Thank you.

    • Goldfinch60

      In our minds eye we can see the perfection that we perceive in ourselves and we may keep that thought but the people we are has been fashioned from our experience in life and that experience teaches us that our lives will be wonderful as we get older. Now in old age I can look back and see the wonder in life and I am sure there has been and will be wonder in your life Melissa.
      Being a sculptor you could carve that image of the person in your mind but the person that you are is the better version.
      Enjoy your life


    • Roselyn

      "Always seen, But never known."

      I loved this part, i resonate well with this idea, perhaps even am the idea.



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