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Forgotten Paint

by vexations

Tension grips her fingertips,
release comes from brush and watercolors.
Renewal floods through her in the class
with others who know not the joy flowing
beneath her skin.
They have an assignment to finish, she has
a passion to display.

Today she hunts through boxes and files,
before finding stiff tubes that have some life,
enough to cling to soft bristles and plant a layer of
yellow, green, red or blue on paper.

On this sunny afternoon her hands glide
with the strokes of her brush
while her spirit dances
like it had in a classroom
on a campus far away.

She doesn’t expect to win a prize
at the county fair or post this image
of her childhood pet,
a tabby fat and sassy, for others to see.
She will slap it on her refrigerator with toy magnets
and recall that talent
rests inside her.

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Re: Forgotten Paint (Score: 1 )
by maryanns on Friday, January 27, 2012 (17:05:28)
Beautifully nostalgic... once an art teacher, always within an artist resides. A warm and lovely poem, my friend.
Best wishes, Mary Ann

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    Re: Forgotten Paint (Score: 1 )
    by vexations on Friday, January 27, 2012 (19:17:11)
    Thank you dear. I’ve not been writing a lot of late. Hope to step it up a bit.

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Re: Forgotten Paint (Score: 1 )
by deepali on Saturday, January 28, 2012 (05:46:36)
time may dry the paints but not the urge to create you're drawn to writing again.
Beautiful poem!
warm wishes,

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    Re: Forgotten Paint (Score: 1 )
    by vexations on Saturday, January 28, 2012 (12:00:31)
    Thanks, I appreciate your read and your comment.

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Re: Forgotten Paint (Score: 1 )
by wolfinwindow on Thursday, February 02, 2012 (01:31:38)
What a beautiful picture of nostalgia you have painted with words. I enjoywd it very much.

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    Re: Forgotten Paint (Score: 1 )
    by vexations on Thursday, February 02, 2012 (10:09:02)
    Why thank you, I worked hard on this one.

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Re: Forgotten Paint (Score: 1 )
by rondo on Sunday, March 18, 2012 (03:58:45)
supple imagery with advancing premise ...very nice

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    Re: Forgotten Paint (Score: 1 )
    by vexations on Monday, March 19, 2012 (20:09:54)
    Glad you stopped by and thanks for the comment.

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