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feeding my creativity

dreams flooded in my youth-

days when I was still trying to figure out who 
I was and what gifts God bestowed onto me;
I was ten when I discovered I could write-
wanted to write. 
loved to write.
needed to write.

a couple years later I started drawing to 
ignore the echoes of youthful transgressions;
etches of a life I wished I had,
ebony paint lining brushes, 
canvas wearing beauty and darkness-
hues of beautiful scars spread across an easel…
(making me who I am today)

I never really had proper schooling for my gifts-
they come as natural as the autumn’s chilled breeze,
I know this, 
and I feel blessed.

turning forty is really hitting me hard-
what have I done with my life?

so I took these weary arthritic hands and started
creating a new form of art I never could have 
imagined I would embrace.

I found my late sister’s tool chest and began a whole new life
(a life of purpose)

hammer and nails
screws and driver
saw and wood-
my new artistic hobby is building personalized 
wood signs for family and friends.

I have one reason why I do what I do today-
to see the felicity on the face of a loved one;
my artwork is spread across the world
15 states in the US

my favorite artist is I,
for I have many a gift in me-
with hands of strength and inspiration 
feeding my creativity.

Contest - Your Favorite Artist
Sponsor - Chantelle Anne Cooke

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Date: 11/27/2019 4:04:00 PM
HI Lu Loo Congrats on your winning poem
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Date: 11/27/2019 11:21:00 AM
- Hi L.L., congratulations on your lovely winning poem :) - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Date: 11/26/2019 9:18:00 PM
And I can vouch for your creativity your amazing!;) congrats girl on your placement!;)
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Date: 11/14/2019 6:57:00 AM
Indeed, you're an artist... your handiwork can attest to that, and I can personally testify about it; since I already received your gift... now displayed in my ministerial office (here in the Philippines) where the Lord allows me to compose poems. Thanks so much. It's my prayer that the Lord will continually bless you, your family, as well as your art and poetry. (I sent you an email with my picture holding your artwork.) God bless you.
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Date: 11/11/2019 9:49:00 AM
What you do is beautiful, and well done! I love all of your art, and this poem, Laura.
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