you are art

you are art
all your life you’ll be
1zr3wnstnvy-aaron-burdenremember that for me
you can’t help
but be that way
it’s in your dna
so go ahead and
live life loud
the ups & downs
the ins & outs
but take your camera,
pencils, paints,
you got something
others ain’t
let it take you
to new places
let it help you
get through stasis
someday when they’re so inclined
your stars may align
and even if they never do
there will remain a piece of you
take heart
you
yourselves
are art

 

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© 2015 & 2017 kStan(ly) Lanning
picture by aaron burden, courtesy unsplash.com
created for the Daily prompt – someday

magnified magnificence

you picture takers
photo kings
who share with us
who give us wings
who brave the world
to play with light
i’ve become
your acolyte
i follow you
around outdoors
to black and whitebreathtaking
or tinted shores
to painted skies,
personified
raw innocence,
to mountain peaks
or to uniquely
magnified
magnificence
from the safety
of my nest
i’m inspired
i’m impressed
you take away
my very breath
youse is
my muses
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© 2016 kStan(ly) Lanning
picture by bessi, courtesy pixabay.com
created for the Daily prompt – muse

(sigh)

a painting
wevacall painted
may seize a mind
a sculpture
well sculpted
like God on a pulpit
may force the hand
to reach and touch
but a photo
well timed
takes the hand
and the mind
and the soul along with it
makes the recluse
a traveler
the innocent wise
builds a bridge
of sighs

© 2015 kStan(ly) Lanning
picture by nes felicio
Daily prompt – paint
Daily prompt – bridge