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An Obscure Artist

I am an artist.
An obscure artist.
See, I was named with intention; the intention to shine
Brighter than the billions of stars in my infinite sky.
My infinite sky. It’s mine. I own it.
And no other tenant has the right to enthrone it.
I am an artist.
An obscure artist.
I may glance at a vacant canvas.
Then
Paint it with words.
Write down pictures.
Scribble songs.
And draw odes.
I am an artist.
An obscure artist.
I mould my character daily.
I add
I erase.
Conceal blunders with clay
That’s exactly how I arrived at this place.
I am an artist
Let me explain,
Perfection one cannot attain.
But
I seek it in each piece
Thus each piece is incomplete.
See, I am an artist.
Highly obscure.
One who was named with intention; the intention to shine
Brighter than the billions of stars in my infinite sky.
Infinite sky. Hand crafted for me.
Then embellished by me.
For I am an artist.

Submitted: Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Edited: Wednesday, August 17, 2011


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  • Joseph Poewhit (8/4/2013 8:25:00 AM)

    Your yard, no one can copy your style or art - really.

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  • Godfrey Morris (8/4/2012 10:35:00 AM)

    This is beautiful. Well said, Well written.

  • Captain Cur (8/4/2012 6:30:00 AM)

    Yes you are an artist that shines and your canvas is not empty
    buy filled with insight, integrity and star shine!
    The Captain salutes you!

  • Jasbir Chatterjee (8/4/2012 2:11:00 AM)

    This is the most wonderful definition of an artist, I must say...

  • Naledi Sibisi (8/17/2011 1:36:00 AM)

    Thank you SO much Romeo. I really do appreciate it. You have definitely encouraged me to keep going. Watch this space! x

  • Romeo Della Valle (8/16/2011 10:42:00 PM)

    Impressive! A well penned and poignant write that clearly shows that poetry runs in your blood! 10+++ Keep inspiring the World with your talented poetic writes! Love and Peace for always! Romeo from New York City! ...

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