for some it’s a blessing

for some it’s salvation

for some it’s a curse

for some a vocation

for some it’s escape

for some a decision

to some it makes no sense -

it is the hell of their imagining

 

it comes from inside

it wants to come out

it’s a struggle . a growing

it is heaven . it is earth

it feeds on our dreams

it wants to keep moving

it’s not what it seems

it makes sense out of everything

 

I have come, I’ve come to,

I have come to believe

that everyone has the right

to call themselves an artist.

some do and some won’t

ever feel the real need,

but it’s a right we all have

to decree our own decree

 

Jeffrey Gormly

Reproduced coutesy of the artist