"My Dad the Artist"

"My Dad the Artist"

A Poem by WordShifter
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How my Dad influence my artistic life.

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"My Dad the Artist"

When I was just a little girl
My dad would paint with oil
I sat and watched for hours
animals in air, water and soil
 
His colors seemed like magic
They carefully blend together
It amazed me as a young child
Oh! How he could paint a feather
 
My Dad was a dry land farmer
Worked so hard upon the land
Wildlife art his true reverie
Many colors at his command
 
Dad's memories of  adventures
Saw beauty in God's land
He painted colors from his mind
With worn but a steady hand
 
While working the hot, dry land
He would sometimes find
Arrowheads still so perfect
With agate colors entwined 
 
A young navy man in Hawaii
Befor he married mom
Picked up colorful seashells
Under many a swaying palm
 
As a young child I looked
At those colorful tiny shells
When six he gave them to me
Along with the "color spells"
 
I wanted to go to art school 
And learn more about color
Dad said "you will starve
And never make a dollar"
 
So now I live in Hawaii
With colors I'm immersed
Everywhere I seem to look
Colors always seem to burst
 
Vivid colors are in my life
God's blessed in every way
I'll string some colorful flowers
Make my Dad a Hawaiian lei
by Ginger Sizemore

More about my Dad

© 2011 WordShifter


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AND YOU MY DEAR GINGER
ARE AN ARTIST TOO..
NOT ONLY WITH A BRUSH
BUT WITH A WORD OR TWO.

WISH I HAD YOUR TALENT
WOULD SPREAD IT FAR AND NEAR
MAKE EVERY ONE SO HAPPY
FOR MY WORDS ARE SO SINCERE
Best I could come up with

Posted 9 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

This reminds me of my mom. She was an artist and an author. I believe she was the one who started my passion for writing.
Lovely poem and wonderfully written

Posted 9 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.


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Added on June 25, 2011
Last Updated on July 18, 2011
Tags: art, adventure, painting, oil painting, color, Hawaii, art class, My Dad, Father

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WordShifter
WordShifter

Lost somewhere in Paradise, HI



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