Oil Painting by Jane H. Johann  c.1982

Oil Painting by Jane H. Johann c.1982

the sugar sweet strawberry red sunset

fired burnt crimson images into my soul

delving deep into the recesses of my mind

as the emotions spilled out coffee conversations

the deafening silence between us

with the intent to resolve the unresolvable

what happens when one comes to an impasse

when view of the other ceases to exist

when the ego takes over and only resists

where does the imagination take one’s heart

where no compromise can be reached

how painful is that brick wall

concussion dead center in the middle of disbelief

smiling and talking one day

and then it disappears in a flash

the strawberry red sunset transforms

the heart into a bleeding gash



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Jane H. Johann      October, 2011           ©2011-2020 Jane H. Johann. All Rights Reserved.
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9 thoughts on “heartbreak

  1. You have the gift of bringing beauty into the description of that which is immensely painful– bringing grace to all dimensions of our being which truly reflects the human condition. Blessings to you.

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  2. Mari Gabrielson says:

    You have such a gift and turn of phrase that creates such beautiful images. Hope to see you soon,Hugs, MariG

    Liked by 1 person

  3. thefeatheredsleep says:

    Your friend Mary said it better than ever I could I concur!


  4. reocochran says:

    The painting and thoughts are both breathtaking and beautiful, Johann. Thought provoking in their intense emotions, too.


    • Thank you, Robin, for your very kind compliment. The painting was done a long time ago–1982, I believe…I think it leaves a lot to be desired! 🙂 But I am pleased it touched you in some way. The words…very real…In any case, thank you for visiting and the time you give to my little space in this world. Sincerely, Jane.


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