Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Soul Surfer 389 16x20 Acrylics on Canvas by Cope

Friday, August 30, 2013

6x6 Oil by T L Cope
....... faces in my head
they hold on to things,
ways .....
scratch and claw against time.
I am old only in my reflection
alone in a sea of millions.
It is hard to understand today
when tomorrow is already here ........

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

"Blue Madonnas" 16x20 Oil on Canvas by TL Cope;
Eyes strain
Wait, Just Wait,
Give dark a chance
This bone black death of light
Let your sense switch from sight
Your vision now lies in touch 
It should be cool
but it's not
sweat drips like rain
hands grip familiar things
just waiting for a pinhole of light
it's coming to your rescue
 but first
ghost like shapes in blue
 madonnas dancing around the room
Like a religion, beliefs and faith
If you stand still
you are safe
your are saved
by those madonnas
Those Madonna's dancing around the room

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Surfer Oil on Canvas 16x20 by Terrence L Cope August 7th, 2013
I pull out those memories of my time in the tempest, gathering strength from the wind and the waves, the ravaging time that has long since calmed and gentled to permanently grey in this fog that has settled on old aged hands still reaching for meaning of those wind tossed seas and the passing of faces ... long lost to shores and lapping of time, abrasive in the rolling of swells that long ago settled in my soul...and does not believe its own reflection ....


Thursday, August 1, 2013

Long boarder" 16x20 Oil on Canvas .... day one "click to enlarge"
And in that life .....a surfer
Mastering the powers of the sea
But that was another life
before I was planted like a tree

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

"Parakeet" 16x20 Oil on canvas by T L Cope
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Motionless, shades of simple thoughts to guide our course
We look upon another to create our worth, simple thoughts
We look upon another to judge our deeds, simple thoughts 
And we stand beautiful naked, and we call ourselves colors
we call ourselves colors, and we call ourselves colors

Monday, July 29, 2013

Marker sketch inspiration from the head .... click to view larger image

In the war a battle rages high upon these empty pages to lay my soul up to the ages for fear my life's in vain ....

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Saturday, July 27, 2013

July 27 2013 "To Catch the Sun"

"To catch the sun" 16x20 Oil on Canvas by Terrence L Cope 2013

Deep within the shadow's grey
Webs we made prove strong today
I understand it though ....
comfortable ya' know?
nothing here to harm me anyway
the spider and me are old friends
She drains this life slowly'
It does not hurt anymore
Numb .... restrained
I find myself entertained,
recited lines of long dead actors
B-movie heroes
Cancelled sitcoms
free downloads
raped from some talented soul
that wanted to share in hopes to be fed
Self medicated by a cold dead light
TV screens paint the walls
While my soul dies without a fight
Sometimes in the dead of night
My palms reach out to hold the sun
my fingers they do seek your warmth
As through them passing time does spill
Tonight, tonight I will recall our dreams
Words we spoke
Promises and sound
Boats on the river
Bright Cathedrals
Horse drawn carriages
Sounded echo of old streets
One lone silhouette in the crowded city
Life was alight in my grasp
A sun burning hot that night
But I start to feel the web
A silken orb cradles familiar
Aged, old, its all I know
I miss you, forgive me
I cannot move
I cannot break free
I cannot catch the sun you see.