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Paint me a Painting

Updated on June 22, 2014
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Paint me a painting, oh, master of art

This life, to be ending, and I, to depart

Paint me tomorrow, before it is told

Paint what I’ll look like when I’ve become old

Paint me a promise of laughter and fun

Paint this day longer, so evening won’t come.

Paint me a friend, with your brush, if you can

A Duke, or a Baron – a dashing young man!

No, best he be humble, I am older, and mellow

Too old to be after a flashy, young fellow.

Too old to be after a fellow at all

I’m not as vivacious, and don’t stand quite as tall

As I did in my younger days, (now long past)

I forget I’ve slowed down some (my thinking still fast)

Best paint me a rocker, I’m tired of walking

Paint me sweet silence, I’ve grown tired of talking

Paint me a painting, oh, master of art

This life? It is ending, and I MUST depart.

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      Melissa S Masters 3 years ago from Massachussetts

      Thank you!

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      Dianna Mendez 3 years ago

      What a beautiful thought in such a short work of art. I love it!

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      Melissa S Masters 3 years ago from Massachussetts

      Thank you both! Jackie, I am so glad you enjoyed it! Sadstill, how wonderful for your boy...painting is such a creative release, such powerful expression. I envy those with this wonderful gift!

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      Poca 3 years ago from Hubpages, My World

      my boy loves painting

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      Jackie Lynnley 3 years ago from The Beautiful South

      Very good; I really enjoyed this!