Justin Mata

What Can I Say You Inspire Me...

You're like an artist with the way you paint me up to be the criminal
I'll be your mistake but not your masterpiece
I watch closely as you depict my character through your paintbrush
Then stare at the canvas as it transforms into a mirror
How could I have overlooked the obvious without regard for consequence
Your painful words provoke remorseful thoughts
A suffocating flame burns dim in a corner begging for oxygen
It'll take more than harsh words and cold shoulders to make me disappear
Leave it to me to sacrifice every chance of success on the whisper of a doubt
Leave it to you to prove me wrong

Poem Submitted: Thursday, February 28, 2008
Poem Edited: Thursday, February 28, 2008

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Comments about What Can I Say You Inspire Me... by Justin Mata

  • Emily Damm (2/28/2008 4:18:00 PM)

    'I'll be your mistake but not your masterpiece ' was my favorite part of your poem! It says so much and it seems to just show the soul! This is a great poem!

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