The Painting

The Painting By Gypsie-Ami Offenbacher-Ferris

Response to picture prompt posted by
Bartholomew Barker of
Living Poetry


Not good enough
Never good enough
Always I am lacking

Hours and hours
I paint and I paint
Always I am slacking

Brushes move to and fro
In and out dipping and flicking
Always I am retracting

No forward movement
Unable to break through
Always I am counteracting

The lake so calm so blue
This painting I will gift to you
Always I am detaching


  1. JeanMarie says:

    I love this poem. It might be 1 of my favorites. You have managed to put real emotional content into a rhyming poem. plus I strongly “resemble” some of the stanzas 😀

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you so much JeanMarie – high praise from you is greatly appreciated! 😊


  2. Thanks for writing to my little prompt!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. I got it right this time? Yippee!! Good prompt – thank you for posting it! 😊🌴

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