A Collective Mess

A Collective Mess

A Poem by Tate Viviano

A funny idea that poped in my head one day.


A collective of artists are struggling

Monetarily and creatively

A writer

A poet

A musician

And finally a painter

The writer tries to hard to write like his favorite author

The poet can’t  find a word that rhymes with silver

The musician keeps breaking his strings

The painter can’t put onto canvass what is inside her dreams

So one day the writer picks up a guitar

He hits the strings

And out a melody rings

And he decides never to pick up a pen again

The poet picked up a paintbrush and 

She paints out the poem

She had been trying to hone

And moves to the art lands of France

The musician in question

Gave up his intention

Of ever singing in a great music hall

But out of his head

A novel poured out like led

It shook all of the masses

And at last the sweet painter

With her head so tender

Poured out the most beautiful poem never read

So this story I’ve told

May seem a bit cold

But sometimes we fail at our first try

But never give up on art

© 2017 Tate Viviano

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Interesting poem.... i think we have to try different things , we could be good at something and never realize it.... you definately convey this message in this poem.

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Tate Viviano

1 Year Ago

Yeah that's what this poem is all about. I mean I find myself personally trying no stuff all the tim.. read more

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Added on January 16, 2017
Last Updated on January 16, 2017
Tags: Poetry, Art, Frustration, Creation, Fun


Tate Viviano
Tate Viviano


I am twenty three and have been really writing poetry and stories since I was eighteen. I enjoy the poetry of the Sufi's as well as the greats such as Maya Angelou. I am so excited to share my work an.. more..

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