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  Art as Cruel Mistress
by Frank P Whyte
Thursday, August 06, 2009
Rated "G" by the Author.

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From whose tragic life does this beauty come,
Wretched agony
Which yet draws art from deep within?
The pain of talent is borne like abject accolade,
Ever driving, a soul’s cruel mistress,
Or, perhaps, demanding whore
Whose vigil keeps as scavenger
As artist fades beyond control,
And she pilfers the fool of his worth.

Doubt greets him upon awakening,
Naked before his detractors
With wares on display,
And he listens, as mirth
Begins like lonely smile,
So eroded is his confidence
He tremors amidst the jeers,
Knowing as he does within,
That the frivolity confirms his fears.

So he runs far and fast,
As an artiste often will,
Seeking a hidden place of peace
Somewhere beyond the hills,
But he hears the taunting cries behind
Dumfounded as to why they hate his lines,
And he runs until finally his sinews fail,
His sculpture crumbles
And his music wails,
Until he finally is alone,
And with solitary ear to ground
He hears within a gentle tone.
Only then does he lastly come to know
That art is cruel mistress
And it has always been so.

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Reviewed by Gianetta Ellis
Your poetry reverberates throughout this reader's mind and spirit sending waves of kinship back your way.
Reviewed by Cryssa C
Methinks there is much depth peeking out between these well written lines of poetry. I can only say that we are probably our own worst critics...

Reviewed by D Johnson
Wow, what a fantastic piece of art/poetry.

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