My Muse, My Shadow…
My Muse- My Shadow
And I together make demands that often burden
one another in sorrows wept by both while building
words cast from our souls.
My past draws him a picture giving him sudden
thought and through my eyes causes me to dream
bringing sudden joy so dear to him.
The scars and warts I carry, he knows of them before I ever did,
he chose me, not me him. Yet like a beacon shining bright he
labors like no other can.
Praise is shallow for me, for why would he?
Just a reluctant sort he is to praise me would defile and curse
all that may be dear to him.
He is not of my world, simply a shadowy mist often times
pouring more wine to entice me to run aground and let
the coral crash my ship and take me to the deep abyss
where total darkness avails itself and cursed be
me who suffers his toil.
I keep coming back to him for inspiration and like
a true master of his craft he awaits cunningly smirking
with his twisted smile he freely offers me.
Like a squirming snake he hangs about my neck,
pulsating and ready to squeeze the ink from my
veins, till every last drop is used up on the silver
page of gold trimmed pulp lying before me.
His demands are consistent, yet praise worthy
at times and tempered with his sarcastic witty jabs,
knowing I am weak and bow before his strength,
I succumb to another work and together we
define each others will.
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He was born and raised in Montreal Canada among the Irish, Brits, Italians and French. Point St Charles (commonly called The Point) was the Hell’s kitchen of Montreal. He played, cried, laughed and fought on the street corners, survival was an instinct and watching each others back important. Vincent left home at 17 to find his way in the world, failure and success he had plenty of. He studied the Arts and loved to draw and paint. Took acting lessons and envied those on the stage under the bright lights and hoped to some day become an actor, writer, playwright or painter. Vincent welcomes you to his world of mystery, fantasy and solitude. You can find a few of his writings in one of 3 books he's published.In Absinthia- In Melancholia and In Passionata.