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Painted sky

When I looked outside my window
There was a man painting snow
I asked him "Are you friend or foe?"
And he laughed and ran away

In his hand he had a paintbrush
In the other, a painted pail
Running up onto an invisible rail
He leapt up to the sky, hand outstretched high.

I saw his brush strokes trailing black
I cried, "Stop! Don't do that!
I don't want today to end
I have chores and things to mend"

Once more his laughter came
And he drew out a gnarly cane
Dipping the end into the pail
And left silver stars in a trail

Then he used his brush again 
Curving a line to meet its end
Forming a moon that was gleaming
I am certain she was beaming

Then the man ran once more
And through the black he tore
Leaving a silver stream of light behind
As the words, make a wish, echoed through my mind

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  1. Date: 6/26/2012 10:45:00 AM
    I knew a painted lady who I thought was kinda shady. But your man up in the sky with a twinkle in his eye. Paints so beautifully with light in the middle of the night.

  1. Date: 11/30/2011 8:30:00 PM
    I love the imagery you created it's like being in a fantasy world in a dream exploration. Well done Jacque, you are good at your craft, hugs,vie

  1. Date: 11/30/2011 8:17:00 PM
    Very descriptive and imaginative with impressive rhyming.