I’ll cartoon all the things we do.
I’ll place me by your side.
I’ll make some funny jokes for you.
Together we will hide
Until you ride away from me
And freedom says we’re through.
Though speckled green with jealousy
My happy skies stay blue.

Linked to dVerse Meet the Bar with Expressionism hosted by Björn Rudberg.
The “I” in the poem is fictional. However, I kind of like to think this is how I would behave.

Author: Frank Hubeny

I enjoy walking, poetry and short prose as well as taking pictures with my phone.

35 thoughts on “Expressionism”

  1. I loved the lightness & hope in your piece, but would have loved to see the “art” that may have inspired it. No sweat though, the poem stands on its own.

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    1. I hadn’t thought of it like that when writing it, but I think you are right. Now that you mention it, I don’t think it could be otherwise either. Thank you for the comment!


    1. I was thinking of those sketchbook journals some artists make of their daily lives. Calling them cartoons adds a little levity. I wish I could do something like that or be motivated to pretend I can and try. Thank you!


  2. Your work makes me happy, Frank. I notice you live in Illinois. I’m from Michigan City, Indiana originally and loved Chicago (even tho it’s a violent city.) When you said “ride away from me” I immediately thought “bike.” I feel you would be this way.

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    1. I’ve been to Indiana Dunes which is probably close to Michigan City and I used to live in a rural area in northern Indiana south of Crown Point, but now I am on the outskirts of Chicago. I am glad the poem made you feel happy. Thanks for the comment!

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