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Paint Me Your Story

Can you tell me your name?
What is your story?
There’s a complexity to your eyes
wisdom in that kind smile
and yes, I see pain wound round
your twiddling thumbs
the kind that carves creases
in your brow and
weathers your features
to a new perspective
You have the look of
someone who knows
to embrace all that
you do not know
It’s here before me,
all of you,
I can see you
I want to know you
So can you tell me your name?
Can you paint me your story?

~ Paint Me Your Story

Image: my photo
© Samantha Burgett


  • sircharlesthepoet
    May 23, 2023 at 1:08 pm

    I love this idea of story telling and searching for names. The book “Name of the Wind” teaches me that names are a very powerful thing

    • Samantha Burgett
      May 23, 2023 at 1:38 pm

      Thank you! I’m happy you found this poem intriguing and appreciate your comment. Also, I’ll have to look up that book!

  • Nicole Smith
    May 23, 2023 at 3:30 pm

    Love it. The beginning, the meet, when everything is a possibility,

    • Samantha Burgett
      May 23, 2023 at 6:52 pm

      Thank you, I’m glad you enjoyed this one! Yes I love that too, the unknown possibilities! 🤍

  • Michele Lee
    May 24, 2023 at 5:39 pm

    Double delight from you today. Wonderful writing!

    (hope my comment on your recent post went through)

    • Samantha Burgett
      May 24, 2023 at 7:58 pm

      Aww thank you Michele! (And yup, just got it! ☺️)

      • Michele Lee
        May 24, 2023 at 10:41 pm

        Thank you, that was so beautiful! 🥰 I am most grateful. 🙏🏻I will definitely be weaving this into an upcoming post.

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