Brush Strokes Of The Portrait

Just yesterday,
I was at a café,
For a cup
Of coffee,

When I saw
A woman
With lustrous,
Tawny locks
Like yours…

But not completely

And then,
On that busy sidewalk,
Fighting my way
Back to my office,

On another
Captivating woman
Was your
Brilliant smile…

But not completely

Later in the day,
I attended a meeting,
And the woman presenting,

Was so sharp,
And witty,
And commanding…

So totally in control…

But not completely

And last night ended
At a bar with colleagues,

No surprise…

And my eyes settled
On a beautiful,
Overwhelming woman…

But not completely

And it struck me,

That in my world,
There are attractive women
Who intrigue me.

There are women
Who express themselves
With such confidence,
And edginess,
And sexiness…

But when
It comes
Right down to it,

So many
May have
A part of you…

But none,
Is all of you.

They are simply
Brush strokes…

Of you

Beautiful woman.

You are the complete


Of my love.

© 2018 W. C. Stacia, Jr.

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10 thoughts on “Brush Strokes Of The Portrait

  1. Mhmm this is a lovely and romantic poem.😊 very nice

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    1. So glad you enjoyed it! Thank you!


  2. Love the brush strokes/complete portrait metaphor.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you! Glad you enjoyed it!


  3. A very pictorial poem. I like the connection you make with the attractive women and painting, like brush strokes.

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    1. Really appreciate it! Don’t know why I thought of that…but it just happened. Guess I feel like I just need to let it out and go with it. Sometimes that strategy works, and sometimes it doesn’t. 🙂

      And BTW, back to our conversation this past week, I looked through all my old WP emails and unfortunately couldn’t find what I was looking for. Thought I had some group blogs that would accept a variety of work such as your book review. Sorry I couldn’t find it!

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      1. Well, I guess you just write what comes to your mind. Don’t worry. I will try to find someplace else to post my review, but thank you anyway.

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      2. Will keep looking, and I’ll let you know if I find it!

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