Imagination

Imagination

A Poem by Shy Joe

eyes closed..
the dark
blank
empty canvas

pick up the paint brush
dip it into the pool of child wanderlust
watch your reflection obscure in the ripples
sling it in a fit of carelessness
let it drip randomly
paint the ground
paint the sky!

orchestrate the world alive

make it flourish
grab the colors barehanded
fling birds into a fluttering explosion
smear mountains to the clouds
mold skyscrapers
build characters
splatter emotions on your soul

give lost loved ones new life
take them on a journey
they're not gone
if you give them somewhere to live

mistakes are rewritten
goodbyes erased
hugs never missed

grow tall
gain strength
fly to the moon
watch the world heal

it's your play dough

make enemies weep
slay dragons

              live a story

what are you afraid of?





© 2017 Shy Joe



Author's Note

Shy Joe
What goes through my mind when I read almost anything. I like to think everyone goes through the same process I go through when I write. I literally just sit down with no plan and just write what my mind tells me to. Sometimes I feel pure joy. Others the emotions just follow as I type. I truly love to write. The world just disappears around me. I may never write any best sellers, but I will always have a good place too go. I hope everyone else feels the same way when they write.

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inspiring indeed! adored the fact that you've let us peek into your personal thought process in regards to giving birth to a write/poem, etc. -- everything and anything is truly inspiring...i believe we writers
have our eyes opened a little more & sensitive to moods/surroundings, perhaps too much? so we have a desperate need to express ourselves or like Bryon stated, "go mad" --

either way, brilliant use of words/rhyme, very enchanting, unique write...thank you for sharing
-- X - barrie

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.




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Your poem has given us all "a good place to go."
Very much enjoyed the visit!

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Colorfully Godlike

Great Read

Matthew

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

LOVE. i write like this too. some of the best writes are done this way. loving the song choice too. the piano is a great touch. awesome job!!

Posted 9 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

A beautiful song too...:)..............

Posted 10 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

"let it drip randomly
paint the ground
paint the sky!

orchestrate the world alive

make it flourish"

A gorgeous write. I view a creative process and writer full of imagination...:)..........

Posted 10 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

A really nice composition! It is indeed imagination in which these things can happen. I also agree with the author's note. Writing is like a drug to me, slowly incorporating within and making the world disappear. Loved reading it ☺

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Love your author's note. I feel the same. Love to write. It's as fundamental as breathing.
Love this poem, as well. Beautiful. So many memorable lines. Love this one:
pick up the paint brush
dip it into the pool of child wanderlust
and this: grab the colors barehanded
Love this line, as well...what a wonderful way to think about it (although you may want to change their to they're): their not gone/if you give them somewhere to live
This poem has beautiful flow...crescendos as you go...then gently setting you down, with the challenge: live a story/what are you afraid of?
This is a beautiful piece...perfect in every way.
Thank you for posting it.




Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Shy Joe

1 Year Ago

Thanks for the review. Nice catch on the grammical error.
inspiring indeed! adored the fact that you've let us peek into your personal thought process in regards to giving birth to a write/poem, etc. -- everything and anything is truly inspiring...i believe we writers
have our eyes opened a little more & sensitive to moods/surroundings, perhaps too much? so we have a desperate need to express ourselves or like Bryon stated, "go mad" --

either way, brilliant use of words/rhyme, very enchanting, unique write...thank you for sharing
-- X - barrie

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Inspiring!
Reading into the write ( and this maybe just be me- or my mind) but I think you would love to travel and meet 'other' people, like me :)

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

I love the author's note. Ditto for me. I enjoyed this one Joe.

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.


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