The Art of Living

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Sometimes my life resembles
a Jackson Pollock painting,
infused with many hues
splashed onto a canvas
on the floor.
Dripping with wild emotions
in an unlocked cage.

My emotions exploding
in a color riot.

Blue is the predominant color
born out of storms
and robin nests.
Yellow fights to soak through,
wanting me to notice the sun,
to consider the light.

Red sits along the edges
winking at me
in all its vibrance.
We share pleasures remembered.
Falling in love, into silk sheets,
not one regret.

White peaks through,
the ghost of all I have lost.
A dove suggest peace.

Black reminds me
that depression is a dim light
always flickering nearby.
Whispering doubt.

Sometimes my life resembles
a Jackson Pollock painting.
Living years poured
over a canvas of petals.
Chaos becomes beauty
when dripping paint.

-Tosha Michelle

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73 thoughts on “The Art of Living

  1. I may be in the minority, I happen to think that Jackson Pollock was brilliant. Every time I hear, β€œanyone can do that”, I always say, β€œtry it”, impossible! You did a great job of capturing his essence and blending them with the words of the narrator. This is really a wonderful poem. Have a great Saturday. ~ Mia

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  2. Love this the most, especially the last sentence:

    “Sometimes my life resembles
    a Jackson Pollock painting.
    Living years poured
    over a canvas of petals.
    Chaos becomes beauty
    when dripping paint”

    There is beauty in chaos and brokenness, indeed.

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  3. Wow amazing poem, based on a really interesting painting, I never thought of tying Pollock to life, that is great, really enjoyed the poem, and yes it is a pity life can end up being so convoluted and messy, though you seem to be coping well, and lots of great poems seem to be coming out of it. Have never heard the singer, but think is really good, so enjoyed the whole blog, thanks, best wishes and blessings, Charles.

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  4. 🌟🌟🌟 jackson pollock is an acting out the neurological connections of the brain thru lines + colors mapping our mind. good pome dear aficionados !

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