Alf Hutchison

Rookie - 3 Points (8/7/1943 / South Africa)

3 Painting On Auction - Poem by Alf Hutchison

She gazed on me through pale blue eyes,
Sweet lady in the frame,
Her beauty caught in a flash of time,
Fair damsel without name,

Soft lips of ripe strawberry red,
So vulnerable, so alone,
White skin, pale and flawless,
Fragile as China bone;

Her trussed up golden layered hair,
Coiffured to near perfection;
Jewelry draped about her neck
A priceless pearl collection

Tears I now see in her eye,
This lass I had never met
Her haunting countenance for sure
Is one I’ll nere forget.

The gavel woke me from my trance,
The auctioneer’s voice so bold
“Your priceless painting, Satan,
Is now officially sold.”

Life is like that work of art,
Painted in shades of leaven,
Focusing on the untold riches,
On earth and not in Heaven.


Comments about 3 Painting On Auction by Alf Hutchison

  • Majida Abdul Latif (12/7/2009 3:04:00 PM)

    golden words and i sure love the way you put this poem togther it made me touch the words and feel it throught my heart amazing writing please never stop. (Report)Reply

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  • Deependra Kumar Jha (12/3/2009 9:16:00 PM)

    wonderfully penned lines. nice story embedded. must say I enjoyed it a lot. thanks for sharing. voted 10 (Report)Reply

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  • Eyan Desir (12/2/2009 5:16:00 AM)

    Not a master piece but well written, , , (Report)Reply

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  • Chitra - (12/1/2009 11:23:00 PM)

    extremely well rhymed, artistic allegory..! enjoyable write! (Report)Reply

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  • Louis RamsLouis Rams (12/1/2009 10:46:00 PM)

    ths is a masterpiece.
    double ten
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  • Jayram DayaJayram Daya (12/1/2009 2:58:00 AM)

    A life is a painting.
    You had time to see it.
    Precisely said it’s on this earth
    The painting of words was a great
    Masterpiece.
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  • Seema Chowdhury (11/30/2009 3:50:00 PM)

    this is a wonderful poem. i really liked it.
    last stanza is the best.
    thanks for sharing.
    take care
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  • Gold Fish (11/29/2009 7:15:00 PM)

    Poignant simile. The last stanza tells it all ringing far beyond this simple poem.

    Life is like that work of art,
    Painted in shades of leaven,
    Focusing on the untold riches,
    On earth and not in Heaven.

    Both beauty and life are fleeting, but the true treasure lies in heaven the eternal destination.
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  • Marieta Maglas (11/29/2009 10:50:00 AM)

    wonderful simile

    Life is like that work of art,
    Painted in shades of leaven

    lovely portrait, very well written poem

    10
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  • Ken E Hall (11/28/2009 6:30:00 AM)

    The last verse sold the poem in this art come beauty poem written with a touch of
    class..top clas I might add givingthe reader a story too+++++10
    regards
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  • Ernestine NorthoverErnestine Northover (11/27/2009 3:19:00 PM)

    Thought for a moment it was going to turn out to be the 'Mona Lisa'. but as I read on I realised that her attributes were nothing like the said character. Nicely woven with a lovely storyline.
    Love and hugs Ernestine XXX
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  • Bob Gibson (11/27/2009 1:27:00 PM)

    Captured on canvas the masters touch
    that held you in a trance
    twas not the baubles that she wore
    it was the sad and lonely glance
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  • Christina Phan (11/27/2009 12:20:00 PM)

    great imagery and its beautifully
    Fanastic job
    10+
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  • Fay SlimmFay Slimm (11/27/2009 9:52:00 AM)

    Beautifully rhymed and good advice to take away and think about - - 10 Fay (Report)Reply

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  • Karin Anderson (sorry can't vote or comment) . (11/26/2009 10:45:00 PM)

    Wonderful rhythm, rhyme and captivating images too! Your message rings so true and I commend you for this fine poem. 10 Karin (Report)Reply

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  • Leslie Alexis (heaven Is My Home) (11/26/2009 3:31:00 PM)

    never trust things beatiful.. :) .

    im only playing, but at the same time, slewfoot finds his way in through eyes...

    aweosme poem
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  • Amir Forougi (11/26/2009 3:22:00 PM)

    Soft expression of love and beauty with full passion of regret in a form of a dirge.10 (Report)Reply

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  • Henry Brown (11/26/2009 8:07:00 AM)

    The question is how long is a piece of string. My honest thoughts are this version deserves a 10++ Maybe reading the other version was VERY dynamic the first time round. I liked the first one more although this version is still very good (Report)Reply

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  • Ency BearisEncy Bearis (11/26/2009 7:51:00 AM)

    beautiful allegory...well painted by words captivating as described...but you forgot to bid for the pictures..how sad....10 (Report)Reply

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  • John Mcmanus (11/25/2009 4:24:00 PM)

    Lovely poem Alf, I really enjoyed the descriptions and your rhythm throughout the poem was spot on, overall it was an entrancing read which spoke right to the heart and lingered deeply in the mind, nice work,10. (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Poem Edited: Monday, July 18, 2011


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