Starved Artist

She drew the world once
Every simple wondrous thing
All things hidden
All creatures forgotten
And she always felt honored
To have seen them
And preserved them in gray

But she is older now, and
The gray has seeped
From the pages out into
Her sky and her walls
The flowers are trodden on
The forgotten creatures all but gone

The children whose smiles
Made her elated
Put her pen to the pages
Are violets now
Who shrink from her hands





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FlyleafFreak said...
Jul. 28, 2011 at 10:15 am
I loved it. short and sweet but not entirely simplistic. a refreshing read, i reread it over and over. great job
 
NinjaGirl This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jul. 27, 2011 at 12:07 am
Great word choice and metaphors! Really great job :)
 
Tess213 said...
Jul. 25, 2011 at 12:56 pm
i really really like this one. Great job!!!!!!!
 
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