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Ponderings from a Pretentious Painter



I prefer painting over writing.

I blend backgrounds, form fine lines, and mix matching colors
To create a remarkable replication of a reference image.
A finished painting produces feelings of fulfillment.
I smile, simply satisfied with the masterpiece I made.

A finished written work never truly feels finished.
I struggle to search for the right words and find phrases that fit.
Structuring sentences is more strenuous than stirring
Shades and hues of yellows, reds, and blues.

I never know if I’ve written something wonderful
Because it can always be better.
Writing means endless editing.

Painting means perfect, polished products.
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Submitted by purplepolarbear10735 on March 31, 2022

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Quick analysis:

Scheme A XXXX XXAX XXA X
Closest metre Iambic hexameter
Characters 640
Words 112
Stanzas 5
Stanza Lengths 1, 4, 4, 3, 1

Mikayla Taylor

Mikayla is a junior in college, majoring in Acting for the Stage and Screen and minoring in Creative Writing. She loves the performing arts and has a passion for directing and playwriting. She recently rediscovered her love for writing and began experimenting with poetry. She also loves drawing, painting, designing makeup, and doing anything artistic. more…

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