Picture Perfect

Vermeer's original painting, Girl with a Pearl...

Vermeer’s original painting, Girl with a Pearl Earring from 1665 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Not a hair out of place
It’s been so long since we last met
in parties brittle with laughter and with
escapades we won’t forget
Age has been kind to you or you’re clever
Picture perfect you still seem
While I find myself lacklustre
Just a pretender to the dream

Every stroke of makeup is precision
You shimmer like the afternoon’s lost summer sun
as you glimmer through these hallways where something else
has been begun
I’m in awe, a little jealous
and kind of angry with this too
You’re picture perfect in a portrait
and I’m fading out of view
You’re picture perfect in this portrait
where I’ve faded out of view

© Helen Valentina 2014, All Rights Reserved

About helenvalentina

Like most people, I have a number of sides to me. The most interesting one probably emerges through my writing, hence this blog. I love to read, and also to write, and so this is a way to share both.
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16 Responses to Picture Perfect

  1. illeanne says:

    La jeune fille à la perle
    -Vermeer

  2. Carluh Vicknair says:

    Your flow is so amazing and it makes your writing so engaging and enjoyable. I can also relate to this piece. Thank you for sharing.

  3. We all know someone who looks like they just stepped out of a movie. We may not know it , but there are things that bother them about us. It is fair trade. Enjoyed it.

  4. I really liked the concluding lines in each stanza, isn’t getting old of little fun in so many ways. I so relate to being a pretender to the dream.

  5. Skye says:

    I really like how this flowed and the story I felt it told. As always, I am in awe with how you bring things together the way you do. Hugs, Sis! 🙂

  6. And here I thought the perfect picture was Dorian Gray. 🙂

  7. oskah says:

    Amazing as always 🙂

  8. Terrific writing as always Sis xxx 😉

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