Shattered Dream Oil 30x24  2008

Shattered Dream
30 x 24

[One of Georges Rouault models]

I met you once
long time ago
when the clouds raced over the moon
and your smile was the only star
upon the sky.
By then your childhood
dreams had shattered
drowned by cheap wine
and hopeless men
pulling at your garments
like surviving children
clinging to their dreams.
You looked longingly
towards me
but I, penniless,
was too deep in my own thoughts.

Saul Balagura July 10, 2008