Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Bunny Lady

"Bunny Lady"
Slip the rabbit grimace flat
In closet skeletons drowned
And when your cries from skim milk fat
Submerged the children found

Embellish blames oh with a sob
With TLC disguised
Not two but three lives you would rob
Imposture televised

Forensic frenzy
Riddle sketch
Tweedle dumb
No bone to fetch

And with the bones all locked away
You would be as well
And dream of justice everyday
Tucked in your bed of hell

Poem by and acrylic/pen on canvas by Mando Padilla

"Bunny Lady" is the painting and poem of the day because every day, I Dream of Monsters.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Robot Zoo

"Robot Zoo"
Pyrite tusks
And glass eye musks
Wanted not what it got
A devilish grin
Upon its chn
And a new pet robot

Synthetic skins
Reptilian tins
With nectar-venom, sweet
Your merry hell
The poisoned well
Your thirst never deplete

Stripe upon stripe
The fruit rots ripe
The imitated laugh
The mime plays dead
Monkeys in its head
Starve - broken necked giraffe

Hyena's numb
Stagnant jokes - crumb
As when the robots rust
Dead crops planted
Blood for granted
The zoo will turn to dust

As for today
Living in play
In wisdom's words anew
For every stream
Has its own dream
In worlds we call the zoo

Poem by and acrylic on canvas by Mando Padilla

"Robot Zoo" is the painting and poem of the day because every day, I Dream of Monsters.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Spine Tingler

"Spine Tingler"
I fly amid the hellfire earth
With laughter at my side
Cause, if we are just afterbirth
Tis' grouch's freckle snide

Incineration melts the froth
Of rabies candlelight
Malign, a vigil held you doth
Memento singed with spite

In armor of an insect, crushed
With dignity abroad
Shall lead the path to demons pushed
To gilded traps nor fraud

Atop this ailing spine I walk
With pain's wisdom thereof
Thin ice and swords do seldom talk
For you are none above

Between these gliding perished wings
Upon the tingling spine
Amid the hells, an angel sings
The guardian of mine

Poem and painting by Mando Padilla

"Spine Tingler" is the painting of the day because everyday, I dream of monsters.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Helter Skelter Solitaire

"Helter Skelter Solitaire"
What is it you wish?
Your own crucifix?
What sacrifice have you?

Worship in the mirror
A one sided stare
Echos, solitaire
The fictitious lair

Grotesque beyond aim
With abscess's shame
A sting thou shalt claim
For cruel is your name

And while you incite
Yet, another fight
Imprisoned polite
As darkness your light

What pain we endure
From you is so pure
Know self, insecure
A pawn or a lure

Tis' all in the head
Infections will spread
Bandages drop dead
Scab will the force fed

Kindness is not dumb
Time will never come
For all that is numb
But, you'll eat your scum

So fight your own fight
Your own dirty mirror
Lonesome helter-skelter

Poem and painting by Mando Padilla

"Scarifix" is the painting of the day because everyday, I dream of monsters.

The painting was inspired by this drawing I made of a crucified cockroach taking a dump. I bleeding skull was attached to the cockroach's umbelical cord.  The original painting (which I painted over) depicted two steak-torsoed skeleton officers. I liked the color but not the art so I left the corners alone. I started out with dark dots then threw green flames over them. The flames .... up close...totally 3-D. From there, I sketched out the art based on the original drawing. Instead of the cockroach, I opted for a scorpion over a stitched cross. Its dark and humorous at the same time (with the poem to match). Canvas board with a matte spray finish.