Matthew Thomas Donovan


Confession of a Tired Artist


As I stand there in a makeshift gallery
It becomes increasingly obvious
That no-one's looking at the
Art
The paintings just kind of hang there
On the walls,
Unnoticed by the chattering
Crowds

It is then that I realize
The futility of it all,
The foolishness of wearing my heart on my sleeve,
Only to be washed over by the corners of uninterested eyes

I am a decoration

Submitted: Sunday, March 17, 2013
Edited: Monday, March 18, 2013
Listen to this poem:

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Poet's Notes about The Poem

It's a true story, unfortunately.

Comments about this poem (Confession of a Tired Artist by Matthew Thomas Donovan )

Enter the verification code :

  • Soumita Sarkar (5/13/2013 12:52:00 AM)

    Are you an artist also? ? I mean a painter.......? ? Don't loose heart, the greatest duty of a creator is to keep creating unmindful of the accolade. Fighter.......go on! I invite you to read my poems and comment upon them if you can. (Report) Reply

Read all 1 comments »

Top Poems

  1. Phenomenal Woman
    Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  3. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  4. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  5. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  6. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  7. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  8. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings
    Maya Angelou
  9. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  10. Invictus
    William Ernest Henley

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. The Stepford Family, Ima Ryma
  2. Winter Sun..., Craig Matthew Hannan
  3. AUGUST آب - اغسطس, MOHAMMAD SKATI
  4. Being, Craig Matthew Hannan
  5. Wit, Craig Matthew Hannan
  6. One Petrified Sunday, Sidney Wade
  7. AUGUST آب - اغسطس, MOHAMMAD SKATI
  8. magic, laxami Cards
  9. I Am My Hand, Naveed Akram
  10. A Walk Alone!, Abhishek Tiwari

Poem of the Day

poet Emily Dickinson

239

"Heaven"—is what I cannot reach!
The Apple on the Tree—
Provided it do hopeless—hang—
That—"Heaven" is—to Me!

...... Read complete »

 

Modern Poem

poet John Burroughs

 

Member Poem

[Hata Bildir]