Ben Paynter

Veteran Poet - 1,934 Points (Midwest)

Picasso - Poem by Ben Paynter

stood in front of Picasso’s La Vie
and hated him
for what he was
what he is
what he had been

every man wants more than
a beautiful woman
pocketfuls of money
to be remembered
like a hell fire sunset

so I dreamed of tearing it down
cutting it into little pieces
painting them black and
pasting them on the wall
with my name at the

I dreamt of terrible things
destructive things
things that would get me

but in the end I left it
because all that blue
all that deep darkness
made me feel
at home

Comments about Picasso by Ben Paynter

  • (3/13/2007 12:23:00 AM)

    You've made a good start here Ben, your name is at the bottom of an excellent poem which does both you and La Vie justice. Rgds, Ivan (Report)Reply

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  • (3/11/2007 3:53:00 PM)

    Picasso always seem to have that effect on me too. But that's what makes someone an artis; their ability to show human creativity and thought at it's peak, brimming with emoton and granduer. Kind of like this poem right here, because it though it's lofty and beautiful, I can still connect and understand. And it makes me feel familiar and at home. Amazing work Ben.
    Xs and Os, Colette

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, March 11, 2007

Poem Edited: Monday, September 5, 2011

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