Mess of Art

A stroke here, a stroke there;
In pursuit of sketching a piece of art,
I spill my colors or get my brush too dry
Sketching a still life or just a butterfly.

Off with some stretches of paint on paper,
I Watch them change into a cat or a cuckoo;
Just be patient and careful with the details,
Or a single mishap, and you're screwed.

Creative drawing is not really my thing,
I paint a lark like it has a broken wing;
Be it a project or a speed painting drill,
Bikers look like stick figures on wheels.

"Draw and paint a thing or two,"
My mother does often say,
"It boosts your artistry and is fun too,
You might have a career in it, one fine day!"

It makes me ponder though,
A simple doodle shouldn't be so hard;
Just then I broke my pencil nib,
And see, I am just not a guy for art.

About this poem

Are you good at art? Well, I always mess it up. Just thought of putting the pain of painting into words.

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Written on April 22, 2023

Submitted by coder_a on April 22, 2023

Modified on May 01, 2023

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Quick analysis:

Closest metre Iambic pentameter
Characters 785
Words 179
Stanzas 5
Stanza Lengths 4, 4, 4, 4, 4

Aditya Narayan Chakraborty

A teen enthusiast in nature and life poetry (and patriotic), who loves to read books as a life-long hobby and exploring the depths of my perception of the language through my writing skills. more…

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