Terence George Craddock (afterglows echoes of starlight)

Once Upon A Time Artists - Poem by Terence George Craddock (afterglows echoes of starlight)

once I was an artist
in the distant long ago
in that never knowing time

not knowing where we
were going to room live
for how cheapest long

eating spice poverty
living on food specials
artistic wet dreams

phantom words
never paid pity rents
lined skint lives

once I was an artist
living on paradise words
pulse beat artistic visions...

once I was an artist
walking razor blades
between poverty lines

sliding down gutsy
razor sharp razor blades
using balls as breaks

artists living on nickles dimes
stretching resources elastic bands
to perishable rim winter limits

breaks snap irreparable breaks
deleted mass unsponsored artists
no patron no fame no incomes

too many words rushing waters
chokes muddies empty tills
sa la vie unrecognized artists...

slipping shedding empty times
disappearing through time mists
pouring petrol for a few bucks

sucking up combustion fumes
art falls on sword in slayed lands
beware dated filling gas bottles

'life is whatever, whenever' is
life paid on oil forcourt serves
even minimum wage oats eats

Copyright © Terence George Craddock

Topic(s) of this poem: artistic work

Poet's Notes about The Poem

Written in October 2015 on the 27.10.2015.
Complete version of the split images 'Artist In The Distant Long Ago', 'Amateur Art Diet Income Dictates', 'Writing On Skid Row', 'Artist Living On Paradise Word Echoes', 'Artist Walking Razor Blade Poverty Lines', 'Artist Riding Razor Blades', 'Nickels Dimes Perishable Artists', 'No Patron No Fame No Incomes', 'Muddied Word Rushing Waters', 'Slipping Shedding Vapour Mists' and 'Art Falls Burns On Combustion Fumes' by Terence George Craddock.

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, October 28, 2015

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