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A Great Work of Art

A Great Work of Art

By Elton Camp

Modern art is wonderful, some folks say
It’s very hard for me to see it that way

It has whimsical shapes and color bright
A three-year-old child it might well delight

And it could be pleasing to some M.F.A.
Who just adores a painting done that way

Maybe to some, astonishing talent it shows,
But, I have to confess, I am not one of those

“You’re a uncultured clod,” a critic may shout
Probably so, but I know what a scam is about

Here’s a giraffe head and there a bar code
Methinks dirty brushes the artist did unload

Instead of then throwing the canvass away
He calls it art and hopes someone will pay

Wait, there’s a red elephant head with a trunk
But I still have to admit, to me it is just junk

It’s like gazing to a sky with many a cloud
Most any interpretation the viewer’s allowed

But when such is called art, I sorta believe
Some  untalented hack laughs up his sleeve

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  1. Date: 1/6/2013 2:54:00 PM
    i often agree with you when in a modern art museum, but some modern art is kind of cool. i like your poem about it, though.

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    Date: 1/6/2013 3:22:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Actually, I like some individual pieces, especially if they are colorful and thought-provoking. Of the oils in our house, only one is sort of like that, but it hangs in a prominent place over the couch in the family room. The others are mountains, lakes, waterfalls and other such natural scenes.