Treasure Island

Dilantha Gunawardana


Paradox Of A Tattoo


A maverick feat of a renegade soul
As the body transmutes to a canvas of art
To unveil the magnum opus of a rebellious mind
Narrating an episode perpetuating
Within corridors of time
Yet in spite of the grandiose nature
Of the spectacular masterpiece in front
There exists a behemoth tragedy
A trompe d’oeil of mythical proportions
For the creator is forever veiled never to claim ownership
Like a shadow in the absence of light
While the owner of the corporeal gallery
Walks down boulevards of vanity
Displaying the masterclass of ingenuity as his own
Oh the tragedy of a tattoo………..
For the artist is entombed in anonymity
While the creation rises from obscurity
To an enshrinement of perpetual celebrity

Submitted: Sunday, May 26, 2013
Edited: Friday, September 06, 2013
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A poem on a tattoo artist and the recognition that is stolen from him/her

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