Sweet Potato – Underground Artist

What colours do I pick?
The canvas is grey
The clouds in disarray
Nothing matches the pink
That I am…that I want

What shades of black
Can I paint this darkness
No innocence harkens
When thunder strikes
No kindness endures
When greed consumes

This soil…dry senses
I dip my brush into ashes
I look to the sky for answers
It’s hard to see the blue, the yellow
When life as you know it
Is a bitter pill to swallow

Allow me
To paint this green
The lush hues of life
In this ground…
So hollow

My walls are dark
But I finally see the light
My palette is the spark
With the power to ignite
Awaken the sleeping beetles
Gather thus, my mottled crew
Arise and build this world anew

Drawing and Poem by
Rasika Sittamparam.

Sittam Param

Writer, poet, dramatist and former journalist. I have passion for art in all its forms hence my involvement in this portal.

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