An Ode to Odes.

Shall I sing the praises,

of those who’ve gone before;

the gentle souls who paved the way,

the world that they explored?

With tomes of love and sadness,

they composed a sonnet true;

writing of the life they lived

and the lives of those they knew.

Kings and fools they heralded,

in words of beauty rare;

describing all the history,

that we all together share.

Of lives beyond the darkened veil,

of Lady’s and of whores;

plays and songs of loves true nature,

on these and distant shores.

The world is just our canvas,

where we paint the colors hue;

love in reds and violets,

lives in greens and blues.

So dabble where you will my friends,

let the scenery draw you in;

and when the pictures finished,

set up and start again.

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  • Guy Hogan on Dec 23, 2010

    That’s just about the way it is. At least it is for me.

  • bigpapadan on Dec 23, 2010

    Guy, the difference is you waste a lot less paint. LOL.

  • uiputra on Dec 23, 2010

    Learn from everyone, whoever they are. Learning about good da bad, right and wrong from people we know and we know it. They have painted this world. Not only the history that does not mean, but full of meaning and significance of history. Our stay in this world to continue painting with glass from the meaning of the painting lesson earlier. I really like the metaphor and the choice of words that you use in this poem. bigpapadan. Thank you for sharing this poem.

  • bigpapadan on Dec 23, 2010

    Thanks for reading. Yes, we are all artists painting from our own individual perspectives.

  • LOVELYHONEY on Dec 23, 2010

    U TAke pains to paint

    that makes most faint
    but i can only cook
    not paint
    a poetry from my mental book
    we all do too

  • bigpapadan on Dec 23, 2010


  • Jimmy Shilaho on Dec 23, 2010

    I love the title, it denotes what we all desperately try to do.

  • bigpapadan on Dec 23, 2010

    I like the concept, I may try to use it if I ever get comfortable enough to do a poetry collection.

  • lxdollarsxl on Dec 23, 2010

    very expressive im impressed as usual by the quality that you put out day after day.

  • bigpapadan on Dec 23, 2010

    Thanks, somedays I feel like I should just quit for the day.

  • dak on Dec 24, 2010

    Thanks for sharing your wisdom

  • bigpapadan on Dec 24, 2010

    Thanks for reading, dak.

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