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An Artist

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An Artist

Him and I are very different...
he sees a strange painting
I see beauty and mystery
he sees a stupid ballet
I see technique, emotion, passion
he sees a tree or the ocean
I see wonder and grace
he sees the sky or feels the wind
I see miracles and endless possibilities
he sees a homeless man
I see history and fear 
he sees money and power
I see evil and greed
he sees a tear and weakness
I see pain and a breaking point
he sees diffrences
I see individuality and commonality as a human race
he sees insanity
I see creativity and curiousity
he sees life
I see a journey and a struggle
he sees a trophy wife... a convenience
I see me...my understanding, my mind, my heart
In me I see the painting and the ballet
I am part of the tree, the ocean, and the sky
I too am like the homeless man who is weak and tired
I cry and I am probably slighty insane
but I am different... I don't need money or power
I am the artist... I just need the special vision to be able to paint the story of my life

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  1. Date: 9/21/2013 7:34:00 PM
    This is such a strong and powerful poem full of heart and feeling. The words can be relatable to anyone who is not afraid to be themselves and see the beauty of the world. good job

  1. Date: 8/30/2013 12:21:00 PM
    Another poem in my favorite poem list...BRILLANT!!!

  1. Date: 5/6/2013 12:30:00 PM
    lovely verse. Watch out for the beautiful words of incognito men, good, infact one of the best writers of his time, but many of writers, ladies abroad have left here in tears, laying their pen down for sir john rhinem aka Rachel st cross. Just a writer/ to writer truth. take care, and watch out for the vicious writing circles, love, Cindy Cayton

  1. Date: 5/1/2013 1:26:00 AM
    Love it Valerie, your fire is apparent and don't let it die.

  1. Date: 4/28/2013 10:10:00 PM
    Valerie, the vision will hit you soon. I like the way you 2 are different. It kind of makes me think you 2 are not meant to be. However, If you find and pick the right paint brush. You might find the vision to paint your story all over again. And this time i bet you will paint the canvas of you perfectly. love love this poem. ALways~ LINDA

  1. Date: 4/28/2013 11:25:00 AM
    - Plus and minus attract one another - a very good poem by a poet. - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 4/28/2013 10:29:00 AM
    Beautiful, Valerie. I suppose there's truth in the saying "opposites attract". You're a true artist, my friend. :)