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By TattySnapper
If you ever left me,
What freedom would be mine!
Freedom to be alone,
And miss you all the time

Freedom to listen to
The things you havent said,
Freedom not to cuddle you,
In our empty bed.

Freedom to drink
From dusk til dawn,
Freedom to smoke
Around our home,
Freedom to wonder
How my life can last,
Freedom to ponder
The whisky in my glass.

If you ever left me,
What freedom Id endure.
I know Id live with misery,
And sorrow at my door.

Sorry it's a bit mushy! I started thinking along a theme and this is where it lead! Scarey! I was glad to put my ring back on afterwards.

Hope you endure it. View LARGE
C and C always welcome,


Tags: Depression Death Self portrait Portraits and people

Voters: PatrickSmith, imander, andytvcams and 17 more

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PatrickSmith 13 1.2k 2 United States
29 Oct 2007 2:05PM
It does make you think about the human condition in general, and depression specifically. Well done.


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imander 11 388 7 United Kingdom
29 Oct 2007 2:07PM
really fantastic emotional poem and a great shot to go with it, did you write the poem???if so may i copy it to show the mrs?
thanks ian
andytvcams 15 10.4k 1 United Kingdom
29 Oct 2007 2:15PM
I really do like this.
The lighting sets off the mood perfectly.

electricsoup 11 30 England
29 Oct 2007 2:58PM
mickp 12 9 7 United Kingdom
29 Oct 2007 3:17PM
Excellent use of what I assume is natural light. Composition is also very good like this shot a lot.
29 Oct 2007 4:26PM
wow what a top class shot you should hang it on your wall.A1
TattySnapper 12 10 England
29 Oct 2007 7:50PM
Hi all and thanks for the comments.
Sorry, I meant to post some details with this. Yes Mick, it was natural light. The exposure was 4 seconds at f/22: iso 400. The 'whisky' was cold tea - HONESTLY!
Patrick, yes, depression - that's sort of what it was all about!

Cheers all,

PS. I feel I should point out that this was a set-up shot. It doesn't mean this is actually happening - it's more of a 'What if. . . .' Afterall, we all like a happy ending don't we?
JohnHorne 13 1.0k
29 Oct 2007 8:05PM
Full of mood and drama. The highlights at the top of the pic are a slight distraction, but still well worth a click.

AnneWorner 10 620 43 United States
30 Oct 2007 1:06PM
What a thought provoking shot - love the whole comp and lighting.
Ridgeway 11 222 2 Ireland
31 Oct 2007 11:29AM
I think its the lighting that makes it for me,sets the mood,,,The poem just helps to strenghten the image,,,
Nice one,,,,,

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