Art Problem

Art Problem

A Poem by Abdul Batin Osman Bey

Sometimes it's difficult being an artist in this Capitalistic world


The problem with art

Is not the artist!

But the system which the artist must live


An artist is a creative being

Locked into dealing with anti-creative people

Forcing their black and white world onto the artist

Do this

Not that

Say this

Not that

Choking the joy out of being a free loving spirit


After dealing with the Blank Mind Clowns

After he has giving them a piece of art they’ll get rich from

The artist, the closest thing to a deity

Receives only a few dollars and cents


Unable to function normally

The artist keeps creating

Making the life vampires rich

While the artist dies in a cold, dreadful, dilapidated apartment



© 2012 Abdul Batin Osman Bey

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Abdul Batin Osman Bey
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So it seems , someone once said to me artists walk with the gods. Artists are creators and instill creativity , the ability to think outside the box. A trait sadly lacking in the this somewhat mediocre world. Great write.

Posted 11 Years Ago

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Abdul Batin Osman Bey

11 Years Ago

Thank u
I sometimes like to think I'm an artist, and when I do I'm lucky enough to be surrounded by artists. My family is made of artists; sketchers, painters, sculpters. It's school I have trouble with, so many rules indeed. We have oddly frazzled and completely organized minds all at once, we can focus and wander. But the world only wants one part of the human brain, the logical part. But that's not really living, is it?

Posted 11 Years Ago

Abdul Batin Osman Bey

11 Years Ago

No it's not living and of course you are an artist

11 Years Ago

Thank you, I'm glad you think so.

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Added on July 20, 2012
Last Updated on July 20, 2012
Tags: art, system, anti-creativity, creativity, Clowns, Blank, Mind, dreadful, dilapidated


Abdul Batin Osman Bey
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Cambridge, MA

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