Sunday, December 29, 2013

Captured

Self-Portrait, Francis Bacon


Will I be remembered
through the hands of time

Will you see me as I see myself
a man captured in the torments of life

Will you say I was a prisoner of my own mind
expressing  my world as seen through dark eyes

Will you feel my anguish, reflections of twisted emotions
through the camera lens,  black and white I remain for all time

But, will I be remembered...


posted for the Mag 200 

44 comments:

  1. "Will I be remembered..." a poignant refrain. I ask myself the same thing on a regular basis. "Will I?" such a human hope and so wonderfully caught and held in this poem. Thank you!

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    1. Thank you Julie for your lovely words..

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  2. Thoughtful poem, good questions to inspire creativity.

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  3. Hopefully yes even in black & white ~ Wishing you Happy New Year ~

    Cheers ~

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    1. Hopefully, that is true..Happy New Year!

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  4. that first line draws us in so effectively, and you maintain the questioning energy throughout each verse ~

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    1. grapeling, thanks for reading..

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  5. Indeed, that is the question isn't it? To be remembered in some way, and hopefully by name, not by some faded image of someone that nobody remembers. I like the usage of a question repeated at beginning and end, it enhances the feel of the poem. Well penned.

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    1. Ginny, that is so true to be remembered by name would be a great gift.

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  6. The question is of so much importance.. but sometimes it should be asked ... for what will I be remembered... ? It's easy to be remembered... to some extent... Have a great new year.

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    1. Bjorn, I hope I would be remembered as a dreamer with a vision and perhaps, for some of my poetry. Happy New Year!

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  7. Said with such poignant essence. And the format of the poem itself is very pleasing to the eye.

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  8. I think many of us have this same question. I know I do. I hope I am remembered for good, rather than for ill. A thoughtful end-of-year post.

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    1. Mary,

      I think you will be remembered for your kind words and thoughtfulness.

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  9. "Will I be remembered?"......... what we all wonder. Good one!

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    1. Hi Sherry,

      I guess it is the question that lingers in all of our minds..will we be remembered and how will we be remembered?

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  10. Excellent! Happy New Year!

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    1. Thank you Kathe, much appreciated..

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  11. Usually we are remembered for the little fun things
    That few know in our wings
    Even in black and white
    I'm sure many are thought of as thoughts take flight

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    1. some fun things under the sun
      two light hearted fools on the run
      making their way toward the light
      sailing their ship through the night

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  12. Have a blessed and happy 2014......................you will be remembered through your words:)

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    1. May you too have a blessed and happy New Year..thank you for your support..

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  13. I saw the darkness in this photo too Truedessa and think that he quite possibly was hiding something in his life & by hiding something I don't mean his face with the camera! I too hope that when my time is done on this earth that people will think of me again :-)

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    1. Hi Kathrine,

      Perhaps, you are right I've seen some of his artwork and you can see some conflicts with emotions in his work. I guess we can say he has been remembered. I think we all wish to be remembered.

      Happy New Year..

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  14. Remembered forever, I'm sure..you captured the yearning so well...art and suffering... hand in hand...

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    1. Lyn, Thank you and sometimes art conveys the artists pain.

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  15. we will..even if by just a few...
    what we will be remembered for though
    that all depends on what we are willing
    to show....smiles.

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    1. Brian,

      I hope we all are remembered in some small way.

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  16. I suppose being remembered translates to "did I mean anything to anybody?" Hopefully, it's true...even if only by a few...

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    1. Hmm, that is true as well..I certainly hope we touched
      a few lives in our journey.

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  17. Very well penned. I would like to think I'd be remembered outwith photographs too......

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  18. I like to think we will live on in the memory of others...

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  19. A good question. Will we be remembered and for what?

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    1. Interesting to ponder this question...

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  20. The answer is 'yes' ... And reinforces why stories, writing, photos are such great leave-behinds! Happy New Year.

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    1. Helen,

      That is true we leave a bit of ourselves behind sort of a legacy with our own words. Happy New Year..

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  21. "Will I be remembered?"- That is such a powerful question. Tender and quite agonizing. Beautifully penned.
    Happy new year to you and your loved ones.
    -HA

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    1. Thank you and Happy New Year to you as well.

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  22. this is a poignant piece. happy new year. :-)

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    1. Thank you and Happy New Year to you as well...

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