July 23, 2011 I am linking this poem to dVerse Poet’s Pub for Brian Miller’s prompt: http://dVersepoets.com
Monsieur Vincent, are these your boots?
They speak of pain, hard work and tears,
years of loss and darkness.
Or did they belong to a miner who died?
To one you served in those early days,
days of loss and darkness.
Monsieur Vincent, why did you try?
You saw the world in blue and orange,
a world of loss and darkness.
Did you wear those boots the day you died,
the day you tried and failed to find
the end of loss and darkness.
The world now knows an artist who sought,
who longed to love, to give of himself
in spite of loss and darkness.