Everyone an Artist

flowering skull

From the girl with Down’s syndrome to the man dancing with a stick
It can be done, just try it, a jolt, a lick, a piece of licorice

Plant trees to catch the low flying bomber jets, you can sing
Your way out of wormholes, balance on one leg, do it

They say on hoardings; what if we didn’t want to be just
Flat placards, police cones, witches’ hats?

Steal from looking, from mud, steal melon juice, star
Fighters, get paper and get paint, get music, get far

Strum and yodel  with your bald head to the passing cars

Look again at what is there
Illuminate every  wound,  grow carrots in sand

Forget and in forgetting
Make colour run for miles

Embroider everything
Forget about war.


About Veronica Aldous

Writer and artist, Veronica is a lecturer is Fine Art and Creative Writing. Her first book of poems, 'Moon Cinema' is now available on Lulu.com. Now there is also 'Mortal' her second book.
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One Response to Everyone an Artist

  1. Love this! It’s fun and I believe need to learn to be child like again. The world would be a better place.


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