By Hannah Barber
If I could paint you in words-
The edges would be cutting swords.
Words with bold definitions-
Tenacious, Noble, Arrogant, Confident.
I would draw your features
With strong strokes-
Striking, Clear, Honest, Brazen.
You would be shaded in with light and dark
Some words softer than the rest-
Compassionate, Loyal, Hopeful, Contemplative.
Floods of color would fill your heart
All the shades of you poured out-
Fervent, Passionate, Lover, Fighter, Hesitant,
Broken, Fixed, Pensive, Enigmatic, Dynamic.
Your Portrait would be filled with
Color and darkness and light.
Splashes of hope and strokes of doubt.
Shades of confidence and of diffidence.
Even if I tried to capture you
In painting or in verse,
I know it would never be,
As beautiful as you are.
About the Author: “My name is Hannah Barber and I am seventeen years old. I am currently in my second year of homeschooling.”