The Art of Experience

November 26, 2011
By iBella BRONZE, Budd Lake, New Jersey
iBella BRONZE, Budd Lake, New Jersey
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Started with a blank canvas,
Slowly brushing the board with arbitrary colors,
An amateur can only express so much on his first blank slate,
When the painting achieves the slightest imperfection,
It will forever be stained with the past,
Glazed with the present,
And brushed with the future,
No longer will it be pure and faultless,
But rather experienced and lessoned,
The more colors, the more lines,
The more diverse, the more unique,
But what started as a blank canvas,
Is now covered with the beauties of flaws.

The author's comments:
I wrote this poem as a conceit or extended metaphor. I hope you take what you can from this piece and realize that all experiences, failures, and successes should not be taken as events in our lives but rather a definition of who we really are.

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