The Artist

The Artist

A Poem by G!o

He never waits for summer
He never waits for winter
But he waits for autumn
For as leaves fall off trees
Broken hearts again fall in love

Maybe today he will be lucky
Maybe he’ll sell more than portrait
Or collect more pennies from the well
He puts his heart on the palette
And soak the colors with his hope

He is the mirror to reflect beauty
His tender fingers hold immortality
He gives life where it will be taken
He boldly webs his pain with their joy
Beneath every portrait he lays his heart

It is not the beauty of the world-
He crafts in colors embossed on canvas
It is his truth he that he sugarcoats
Of the world falling apart inside
For he’s gifted to give hope to ugliness

Today he painted a portrait of himself
Beneath it he did not put his heart
On the white carnation laid his desires
He smiled when it drew her attention
But it was the picture she loved not him

Tomorrow he dressed in his best self
Hoping to be the man in his portrait
Maybe he will be lucky today
Maybe he will meet the best bidder
And to her he’ll draw the best portrait

He set his canvas under the falling leaves
Beneath the tree she came her hands full
Told him to make her fall in love
He drew his masterpiece with a broken heart
And on his face he put his smile

As they fell in love and left him standing
He beamed knowing it was his heart he gave her.


© 2013 G!o

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He gave her himself in the best way possible

Posted 5 Years Ago

This is really great work. The life and times of a hungry artist. Thanks for sharing :)

Posted 6 Years Ago

The life and times of a starving artist...seeking love. Nicely done.

Posted 6 Years Ago

Simply divine Gio. The final sentence is so beautiful and such an emotional and dynamic way to end the piece.

Posted 6 Years Ago

A good story of hope and determination through an artist's eyes. Well done.
("It is his truth he that he sugarcoats..." An extra "he?")

Posted 6 Years Ago

Very good insight into the mind of this artist and lovingly presented

Posted 6 Years Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Wow, you really captured the soul of the artist wonderfully! I definitely enjoyed this... I think my favorite line was about putting his heart on the palette... You told the artist's story quite well!

Posted 6 Years Ago

Enjoyed it very much .... good work .....

Posted 6 Years Ago

Another fine poem, love the structure in the first verse. We enjoy !

Posted 6 Years Ago


6 Years Ago

Thanks Leslie...

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Added on February 19, 2013
Last Updated on February 19, 2013



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