Embrace the Artist – You!

Updated: Sep 24, 2020


Long ago in the heart of the Creator


Was birthed the love for the Artist – You!


Fashioned in His image, delighted in with joy


You were made to create something new.


Fearless and excited, abounding with ideas,


You took to task your birthright and call.


Curious and playful, you encountered the world


But somewhere along the way that wasn’t all.


You also discovered robbers and thieves


The ones who told you, “You’re so naïve"

And thus robbed you of trying


From the shame you received.


Then there were naysayers


And mockers galore.


They stole your confidence


Til you created no more.


The doubters, the fear-mongers


They moved in on you too.


The perfectionist, the critics


The busy-bodies, who knew?


And don’t forget all the voices


That haunt you from your past:


That teacher, your mother,


That lover you had last.


With all these assaults


on the creativity of heart


The time has come to reclaim it,


to heal the broken parts.


For these wounds were made to mend


And the artist within grow stronger,


To purge the soul of squatters,


To be held captive to lies no longer.


So come do justice to the thieves of your heart,


To dis-empower the critics


Is where it all must start.


Stir up your creativity


Engage your soul again.


Embrace the artist – You!


She delights to be your friend!


W.D.VanOrder

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