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I Refrain To Be An Artist
ME (1980 / Philippines)

I Refrain To Be An Artist

If conflicts is my gate pass
to a masterpiece,
i refrain to be an artist.

I refrain to be sad again
just so I could scribble away
the pain; and blow off
the dark plots I plan.

The applause is loud,
in fact tempting
that maybe someday
I shall revisit?

But it's not in my prayer.

For I have come way back
from the rocky trails
to get it over with,
to shake hands with serenity,

and I refrain to die a sad death
just so I would be remembered.

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Comments (2)

Tough shit. You're an artist. I have declared it. but maybe you dont have to die a sad death - let you know when i get there. ~sjg
Very original thinking. Your vivid spirit will carry you through. Write on, Melanie. Warm regards, Sandra