Treasure Island

Lau Jane

(24.08.87 / Australia)

Blank wall


In my house i sit and stare
of a blank wall my room is so bare

I pick up a paintbrush and clear my mind
what comes out im amazed to find

the colours i see the sound of the paint
the swish and swash, it looks so great

i paint mountains with peaks
and fish swim in creeks

you can almost smell the flowers
in the meadows and rain showers

i paint a family so happy and free
having a picnic under an oak tree

they chase each other and run a muck
the father caught the son, oh what luck


i wake up from my dream, smile so big
untill i realise oh so quick

that cant be my family where torn apart
what a day, what a great start

i stare at the wall, it still looks bare
it stares at me so un aware

of the thoughts i had to change its life
i will get some paint and start tonight.

Submitted: Sunday, January 27, 2008
Edited: Monday, August 11, 2008

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  • Alex Klein (1/27/2008 7:50:00 PM)

    Aw wow. The last lIine hit hard. I laughed actually. That's not to say I did'nt sympathise. I often laugh where 'I should'nt'. Maybe it's just me but it has a certain degree of procrastination in it. And that desperate hope that keeps you alive at the same time. I don't know...black humour. (Report) Reply

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