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What am I

What am I but a commercial painter
making the same strokes over and over on black velvet nap
always charging the same prices
always settling for less

I know you, too,
paint the same pictures over and over
that’s how I can sell you mine.

— Zumwalt (1991)

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Comments on: "What am I" (10)

  1. i am a painter as well, but not commercial, i paint to cool myself down and stay calm..great post.. thanx for sharing..
    🙂

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  2. I like clever ending – a surprise, but it makes sense.

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  3. abichica and mareymercy,

    Thanks very much for your comments!

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  4. I like this , I think you mean this poem more than you are letting on! P.T.Y.P.

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  5. mmm, what are we all but the labels we give ourselves? xx

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  6. Indeed, or the labels that are given to us by others? Good poem, I agree with willowdot21; there seems to be something more at work here.

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  7. clever (~_~) there are those who paint and there are painters, then there are true artists. Your Art shines in every line!

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