Poetry Life and Mind-ful Things

Brush With Paint


I am truly blessed and honored to have won another award. I almost feel guilty for accepting awards for doing something I have fun doing and sharing.

I thank any and everyone for the nomination…my thanks to Jingle and all those at Thursday Poets Rally for making this possible. 

My nomination goes to Lolamouse for her piece: Battle Creek Cypress Swamp.


Below is the poem that won me this honor.








Brush With Paint


If I had a brush of paint

How would I paint the world?
What would the colors be?
What form would it take?

Change the sky?
No way, it is perfect
It changes on it’s own.

Green trees are everywhere
I change those to–
No wait, they also change,
Themselves

The grass at times 
Is harshly brown, prickly
You know when,
…just before it changes 

To green, which is a nice
Peaceful 
Color to gaze upon
In the heat and cool

Of the day
That has begun
With an abundance
Of activity.

My goodness,
Somewhere 
The smallest of a 
Living creature

Has and is doing
An amazing feat,
Simply because of 
It’s size alone.

I have yet to use my
Brush with paint
To apply my 
Changes

The world is massively
Small

Surely it could use my
Touch
Of a brush with paint,
Surely


But it changes
On it’s own
Without my help,
Without my brush with paint


This is my entry to Poets Rally Week 40…let’s journey on over…

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Comments on: "Brush With Paint" (18)

  1. Love it!! : )

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  2. Thank you thingy!

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  3. Promising Poets, thanks so much

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  4. A real beauty! The poem and the eyes that see!:)

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  5. bended, you're gonna make me blush…thank you.

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  6. Nature doesn't need our fixing or editing, huh? Well said, Reggie. I like it.~queenly~

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  7. Too bad government and industry doesn't realize this! If it ain't broke…

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  8. Queenly and Lolamouse, There are lots of things that should be left alone…not everything though. 🙂

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  9. paint it loud and vivid my friend…the world needs all kinds of painters…including you…we dont change it, only the context, each adding flavors….

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  10. Love your comment Brian…you couldn't be more right about the adding of context and flavors.

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  11. Wonderful! It's the appreciation of these changes that allow poets (which I believe are painters in their own way) to create such beautiful works which in turn affect the beauty around them. Good job.

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  12. argentpoet, true to your words…I appreciate your kind words.

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  13. You can keep on painting this world in your words! Lovely they are!

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  14. beautiful.. this is a painting in itself..! admirable! a reminder that one doesn't need paints to make nature beautiful 🙂Here's My Poem For Poets Rally

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  15. Blaga and Vinay…you both humble me with your words…thanks so much 🙂

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  16. A great poem Reggie, almost a polar opposite to "Paint it Black" (great song). The brush of your fingers over the keys is the surest paint you need.The Lonely Recluse.

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  17. lonelyrecluse, sorry for the delay in responding to you're great comment…no internet. Thank you.

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