The bleach-whitened and perfect smile

Leopard prints and trendy style

Grand home of imported red brick

Black leather wallet fat and thick


Drop-top sports coupe in racing blue

Boat, at dock, a weathered ecru

Bright teal nails on manicured hands

Pink toes in Caribbean sands


A ripe and verdant tapestry

High end art for others to see

The nouns in which you find value

Won’t be the paint of honest view


For living life, within the words

Not in the nouns, but in the verbs

Not what we have, but what we do

That paints the portrait, colors true




17 Responses to “Portrait”
  1. jupitergrant says:

    Wonderful words as always, Brad πŸ’

  2. Jim Borden says:

    how true; I was starting to get jealous of the life/person you were describing. And I had to look up “ecru”…

  3. yassy says:

    It’s a wonderful beautiful awesome verse. Super super cool , super brilliant, cleverly versed. You are one talented guy.

  4. jonicaggiano says:

    Wow I love this and so true Brad. Ultimately it is what we do and how we treat one another not the shiny stuff on the outside. Have an amazing day. Love πŸ’• Joni

  5. kristianw84 says:

    This is absolutely stunning!!!

  6. Great work Brad, loved every paragraph and the flow 😊

  7. Haley Scully says:

    This is amazing! I love your word usage; it’s so descriptive and really makes the poem flow. Wonderful job!

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