strokes of hope

strokes of hope

A Poem by Joshua Smit

A thousand faces 
smudged into a blur
appearing different,
but really all the same.
A thousand voices
drowned in chaotic chorus,
no colour, 
no meaning,
no sense.

Streaks of colour
flash across the canvas
momentarily bringing life
into the image of our world,
they are quickly overwhelmed

The senseless world cant accept it,
caught in their meaningless existence
the colours seem 
and unacceptable.

Darkness quickly overwhelms the image,
and the artist tries once more
to bring colour to this world

Each time he tries
the same thing happens
but he never gives up,
he never gives in...
He will try and try again,
until the colour,
takes its hold

© 2011 Joshua Smit

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and the ending is awesome!
This is so creative and wonderful!
Nicely done! :D

Posted 9 Years Ago

interesting to see the different interpretations of this... when i wrote this poem i actually had God in mind as the artist, and the colours being the people that faithfully serve him

Posted 9 Years Ago

well good for you

god loves a trier.

Posted 9 Years Ago

this is a very well expressed concept. The artists role has always been unique in civilization and society. The artist is a harbinger, bringing the world the creativity it didn't know it needed.

Strong piece, nice job.

Posted 9 Years Ago

Beautifully hopeful. I can see the paint overtaken by darkness, the colours fighting to stand out but ultimately swallowed. I picture just a slight little fall of the artist's mouth, but then he begins again and is as happy as before. This is a great write.

Posted 9 Years Ago

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Added on April 3, 2011
Last Updated on April 3, 2011


Joshua Smit
Joshua Smit

Johannesburg, gauteng, South Africa

i dont like talking bout myself :/ more..