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I Wish I Were an Artist

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John Yaws
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since 10-09-1999
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0 posted 11-02-1999 10:42 PM       View Profile for John Yaws   Email John Yaws   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit John Yaws's Home Page   View IP for John Yaws

I Wish I Were an Artist

I wish I were an artist-
With canvas, palette, brush
I'd like to paint a tapestry
Depicting such as us.

You ladies in your studios-
Or maybe with the flowers
You water with your teardrops
In the lonely midnight hours

As you handle faded photographs
Of other, better years-
When futures were far brighter
Your cheeks uncarved by tears.

When life stretched out before you
A flower bordered road-
And not a rugged mountain trail
To climb with heavy load.

Perhaps 'twas children's laughter
Or with your lover that-
You whiled away your hours-
Instead of dogs or cats.

Your heart perhaps was tender
Your laughter swift, and gay
And smiles enhanced your beauty
So careworn on this day...

Or maybe men just like myself
Who look back cross the years
Of tragedy and heartache
And bitter sighs and tears.

To days when we could see ourselves
As stalwarts, strong and tall
Before we had discovered
Just how easily we fall.

Before our hearts betrayed us
Before we realized-
The way we saw ourselves was but-
A weak facade of lies.

If I were but an artist-
With nerve enough to paint
The truth about our feeble lives
'Twould prove a picture quaint.
© Copyright 1999 John R. Yaws - All Rights Reserved
Denise
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1 posted 11-02-1999 10:46 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

You have created a masterpiece! Thank you!

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Denise

hoot_owl_rn
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since 07-05-99
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2 posted 11-02-1999 10:49 PM       View Profile for hoot_owl_rn   Email hoot_owl_rn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit hoot_owl_rn's Home Page   View IP for hoot_owl_rn

I already think you are an artist GS
Watcher666
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since 10-13-1999
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3 posted 11-03-1999 01:23 AM       View Profile for Watcher666   Email Watcher666   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Watcher666's Home Page   View IP for Watcher666

Fabulous!

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Illusion...what we see and what we do...it's all up to you.
Sunshine
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4 posted 11-03-1999 09:16 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

GS you may not call yourself a artist, but the rest of us do. Thank you.
passing shadows
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5 posted 04-25-2004 05:19 PM       View Profile for passing shadows   Email passing shadows   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for passing shadows

wow...a sure beauty of a write here...straight from the heart
 
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