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If I Was An Artist

June 5, 2018
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Dad at play 5 (2)
If I was an artist…
Father, patriarch, Dad.
And if I could paint,
Mature, senior citizen, old man.
I would paint the portrait of a man,
Provider, benefactor, success.
Each word to describe him,
Contrary, obstinate, cussed,
Would be a different stroke from my brush,
Non-conformist, contestant, maverick.
Each phrase a different shade,
Creative, inventive, colorful.
From the palette of his life,
Environmentalist, naturalist, crusader.
I would present him his portrait,
Integrity, honesty, candid,
With pride, his life a work of art.

4 Comments leave one →
  1. Dan permalink
    June 29, 2018 6:46 pm

    You nailed it. Contrary elements that made up a whole. Some that made you mad at times but then you realized that the heart was strong and true. We all loved him and he loved us.

  2. June 17, 2018 11:21 am

    Thanks, Al, for that beautiful poem.

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