Withered Old Painting

2010 Poetry

Old oils painted on wood board long ago,

dried and cracking as time well takes its course.

Why artists used this I will never know,

as a canvas it was not a good source.

Paint failing to adhere, losing its image,

leaving an antiqued picture shown weathered.

The years causing it to show its mileage,

like an old bird that’s no longer feathered.

Not something you would want hung on your wall,

but stuck away buried in a cellar.

Image that has lost all of its recall,

no longer displayed by any sane dweller.

Though something is said for surviving the years,

and for some it shows more than it appears.

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