The Shutterbug Vivian Maier
The Shutterbug (Vivian Maier) -by Trevor McLeod
She shot through life and captured photo.
Dismissed her name for art.
Took thousands of great photographs
and in the end did part.
Her photos came from on the street.
Rich characters and buildings.
While Vivian held the camera tight
aligning folks and gildings.
She took more pictures than developed.
Filled boxes high to store.
A hoarder she would save her papers
sure to fill the floor.
While some would just accept her mess.
Others thought it brute.
A nanny, she would often leave
while never bearing fruit.
Her reputation was quite sour.
insisting in her way.
For Vivian Maier life was strict
for talent she would pay.
Her death brought out her single passion.
The one she had kept hidden.
In life she went along unnoticed.
still; some are glad they're ridden.
For Vivian Maier the path was tough.
She suffered for her art.
She filled her suitcase full of photos
all taken from the heart.
Remember her for all her talent.
Worth more than just her name.
And love her for the person she was
now she's been shot in fame.
Vivian Maier -deathly devoted.(1926–2009)
Copyright © Trevor McLeod | Year Posted 2016
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