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An Artist I'll Always And Forever Be

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Below is the poem entitled An Artist I'll Always And Forever Be which was written by poet Connie Gildersleeve. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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An Artist I'll Always And Forever Be

Storytelling without words
Paintbrush in hand
Strokes of colors in various hues
Painting what I see, what I know
Creating masterpieces on canvas
This is what I've always done
This is what I do best

Life, alas, is too short
At sixty five young, a new skill
Switching paintbrush to quill
Putting words to my paintings
My thoughts of what I perceive
Beauty of expressions 
Creating mental images
In rhythmical formed verses
This is what I'll attempt to do

You're never too old
Too learn new things


For Tracie's contest, "Gimmi What I Want... What I Really Really Want"

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  1. Date: 8/16/2013 10:46:00 AM
    Just realized I had called my poem digging for gold when it was actually digging for diamonds. hahaha. sounds like I am a gold digger, but that is sure not true. by the way, how is your health. I remember now you had a surgery a while back. Hope you are doing ok now. Luv, Andrea

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve
    Date: 8/16/2013 6:12:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    August 23rd I'll be going in for my last of three surgeries this year. The rest of my cervical spine will be fused. It'll be a long recovery this time. Mentally preparing, (fear, worry and hope), that's why I haven't been writing. Thank you Andrea for stopping by and asking. I'll miss all of you here on PS. Warm Smiles, always, Connie
  1. Date: 7/19/2013 1:23:00 AM
    rereading this oldie of yours. It says so much!!

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve
    Date: 8/16/2013 6:14:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Andre for your visit and comment. It means a lot. Warm Smiles, Connie
  1. Date: 1/6/2013 6:18:00 PM
    Nice to read your write this eve. Congrad's on your win. Light & Love

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve
    Date: 1/7/2013 6:55:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Deb for the congrats. I didn't know I won. I've been busy getting ready to go into the hospital. Tomorrow I'll have a cervical surgery, my 4th. Recoup will be a must. Thank God for PS, it's kept my mind off of pain and will keep me busy reading members' poems while recouping. Warm Smiles, Connie
  1. Date: 1/1/2013 10:38:00 AM
    I finally saw what you said to me about my comment here, that the artist is not you in this poem. That's ok. I think you are an artist in your own right! May you write many more beautiful poems, my wish for you in this New Year.

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve
    Date: 1/1/2013 6:10:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    This is me in this poem Andrea. If I wrote that it wasn't, it's either my terrible typing skills or a senior moment. Which I have many of. I draw and paint and taught art as well. Over 40 years, I would say. That sounds old. Thanks for your comment. And I'm having fun writing and learning much on PS. Warm Smiles, Connie
  1. Date: 12/20/2012 12:45:00 PM
    Hi Connie, beautiful write--Hey, I'll join you at 65 in one month!

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve
    Date: 12/20/2012 5:19:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Craig for your congrats. This write came from my heart. Warm Smiles, Connie
  1. Date: 12/20/2012 8:54:00 AM
    Congrats! Well done!

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve
    Date: 12/20/2012 5:18:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Ndaba for your congrats. This came from my heart. arm Smiles, Connie
  1. Date: 12/19/2012 9:54:00 PM
    Connie, congratulations on giving Tracie, "What she rEaLlY rEaLlY WaNt-ed"..lol... always~ PD.....

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve
    Date: 12/20/2012 5:15:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks PD for your congrats. This came from my heart. Warm Smiles, Connie
  1. Date: 12/19/2012 5:01:00 AM
    Connie, you're both a great poet and an artist! I love arts too and the feeling is so wonderful in your poem! I love it! Big congratulations on your super win! love/hugs, LG

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve
    Date: 12/20/2012 5:17:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Leonora for your congrats. This write came from my heart. Warm Smiles, Connie
  1. Date: 12/18/2012 5:15:00 PM
    by the way, congrats for your top placement!! I hope you never stop writing.

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve
    Date: 12/19/2012 4:41:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks for the congrats Andrea, Warm Smiles, Connie
  1. Date: 12/18/2012 5:14:00 PM
    this is awesome, both the writing quality AND its message. you remind me of a friend whom I met when I was not quite 50 and she was around 65 and she had just taken up poetry instead of painting! Five years later she went back to painting again and stopped being my friend. Sad but true story. this made me think of her.

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve
    Date: 12/19/2012 4:40:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Andrea for the wonderful comment. This artist that went from poetry back to being an artist, not me. although I'm an artist and I am 65, I've only been writing poetry for 3months. I will be your friend .
  1. Date: 12/18/2012 11:22:00 AM
    Connie congrats on your big win, a very well crafted verse...David

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve
    Date: 12/18/2012 11:47:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you for your congrats David, and for stopping by to read my poem. Warm Wishes, Connie
  1. Date: 12/18/2012 1:35:00 AM
    A super win for you Connie love congratulations xx

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve
    Date: 12/18/2012 4:47:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Mandy thank you for your comment. This poem came from my heart and a personal challenge, since I cannot paint any longer because of cervical problems. As I type, I have a special set up for my IPad so not to tilt my head downward. Warm Smiles Always, Connie
  1. Date: 12/18/2012 12:41:00 AM
    No doubt in my mind....... Quoting you from the bottom of my heart - "An Artist you'll Always And Forever Be" LOVE this 1st prize winning poem. Felicitations! :+) Ellie Daphne

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve
    Date: 12/18/2012 7:05:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Ellie for your wonderful comment. This poem is very meaningful to me. But some door must close and new doors open. And that's how I look at life. Warm Wishes, Connie
  1. Date: 12/17/2012 11:52:00 PM
    Great poem Connie, yes its good to paint, hmm maybe I should write a poem for each of mine. What a daunting task. See what you have started now lol. Once again, I loved your poetry....Seren

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve
    Date: 12/18/2012 7:11:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    A great challenge for you my friend and I want to read all of them. Thank you for your comment. Get writing, I'm waiting for your first penned words of an art piece of yours. Smiles, Connie
  1. Date: 12/17/2012 11:51:00 PM
    Great poem Connie, yes its good to paint, hmm maybe I should write a poem for each of mine. What a daunting task. See what you have started now lol. Once again, I loved your poetry....Seren

  1. Date: 12/17/2012 6:28:00 PM
    true indeed. i enjoyed reading this - JH

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve
    Date: 12/18/2012 7:13:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    J. H. Thank you for stopping by to read my write. Trees are very interesting to me. Each have their own uniques to them. Smiles, Connie
  1. Date: 12/12/2012 2:52:00 AM
    Just beautiful Connie! The idea of an artist creating without words and bringing out her perception is a powerful thought, and then when you add words to your paintings, they come alive. 'never too old to learn' - well said, progression lives on in the artist. Well written poem this.

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve
    Date: 12/12/2012 9:32:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    What does it mean to be n artist? Stephen King said, "Life isn't a support system for art, it's the other way around." Art supports life . Self-expressing, a painting or a symphony or a poem, being an artist becomes a state of mind. It becomes a joy of the soul