Friday, April 11, 2014

Paint (Five Minute Friday)

I haven't written all week.
But it's Friday.
Time to write for 5 minutes.
And link up here.

Today's word: Paint


GO



The leader is an artist, 
called upon to sculpt  a masterpiece
from mud piles and disappointed dreams.

The leader casts a vision, 
like the graceful dance of a fishing line
that submerges beneath the tranquil sheen of water.

The leader is painter, 
commissioned to sling hope onto the canvas of the present,
a mess of beauty in Pollock style.

The leader is afraid
but ventures brave strokes 
developing a landscape,
imagining what is yet unseen,
conjuring inspiration of the yet-to-come,
forging trails through uncharted wood.

The leader
holds not a brush
but an image
expressed through words and pictures
that layer into backdrop
that shifts focus from the unrealized
to the possible invisible.

The leader is creator.
Framing past, 
shaping present, 
molding future.
Right in the thick of now.

The leader is you.
Wife.
Husband.
Mother.
Father.
Friend.
Pastor.
Employee.
Employer.
Sister.
Brother.
Writer.
Believer.
Teacher.
Nurse.
Runner.
Painter.
Sculpter.
Artist.

STOP

8 comments:

  1. Oh, I love this. The leader is you! You are so very right. Thank you for sharing today.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and for your kind words!

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    1. So glad you visited today! I left a comment on your wonderful "Paint" post too!

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  3. "The leader is painter,
    commissioned to sling hope onto the canvas of the present,
    a mess of beauty in Pollock style."

    I just love this image. I'm so glad you shared it with us. Visiting you from Five-Minute Friday (and feeling so glad that I did)!

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    1. So glad you could come by. Blessings!

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  4. Wow - So glad you commented on my blog - because it pointed me in the direction of YOUR blog! I love, love, love this....tell me more about Five Minute Friday.

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    1. Glad you came by, Jennifer! This blog has served as a breath of fresh air as a writing outlet for me. Five Minute Friday (FMF) is a wonderful community of women who link up to Lisa-Jo Baker's blog on Fridays. Here's the link http://lisajobaker.com/five-minute-friday/ for more info. It's 5 minutes of writing on one word that Lisa-Jo picks. No editing. No changing. Just writing for 300 seconds. It's great! You should join up this Friday!

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