Into the mind of an artist

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I wrote this with the subjectivity of art in mind. How artists are constantly insecure to share their work because they do not know if its sheer brilliance or if they are just blind to their faults. It’s a constant tug of war between you and that voice in your head. Because sharing your art, be it your words, songs, paintings is like handing someone a piece of your soul. The rejection is often so stinging and ‘soul-crushing’ that many great artists keep it only for themselves. But the truth is, some people will love your work, others will not, regardless of your stature or talent. Sometimes you just have to throw it into the deep end and see if it swims. And if it doesn’t you can always go back to the drawing board. And find comfort in knowing that all artists have moments where they have to start over.

Would people love my poetry,
If I couldn’t string a rhyme,
Would the call me a green dolt,
Or an artist ahead of her time?
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Would people love my paintings,
If I coloured outside the lines,
Would they deem me immature,
Or hail the depth of my designs?
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Would people love my songs,
If I often strayed off pitch,
Would they promptly dismiss me,
Or exalt my edgy kitsch?
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Would people love my stories,
If my vocabulary was poor,
Should I buy a dictionary,
Or does simplicity allure?
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Would people love my poetry,
If none of it ever rhymed,
Would they see the irony,
Or an artist past her prime?

27 Comments Add yours

  1. There’s art in imperfections; one must have the eye for it.

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    1. Shruti says:

      I couldn’t agree more! You’re right

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  2. This is a beautiful rendering of words, Shruti! I love the prelude, too. An artist’s work is a window to their soul and there is a lot of insecurity revolving around revealing it to the world. I really enjoyed reading this!

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    1. Shruti says:

      Thank you, and exactly and it’s so subjective, so I guess in the end if it’s something you love, you should share it!

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  3. Wow, this was so heartfelt and relatable. I loved your choice of words as well. Inspiring and beautifully written!!

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    1. Shruti says:

      Thank you so much! I’m glad you enjoyed it!

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  4. Excellent . Each poem of yours is so different in writing style that it speaks volumes of your versatility.

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    1. Shruti says:

      Thank you so much Raza, that really means a lot to me

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  5. Oh it seems you wrote my mind out! 😊 Good one Shruti.

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    1. Shruti says:

      Haha I knew all you amazing artists would relate, thank you!

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      1. 🤗🤗 That’s true!

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  6. Era says:

    So true
    And I love how you have given it words so beautiful

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    1. Shruti says:

      Thank you so much Era 🌸♥️ you are so kind

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      1. Era says:

        💙🤗

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  7. Marie says:

    This definitely struck me to my core. Amazing! 👏👏💖💖

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    1. Shruti says:

      Thank you Marie, that really means a lot

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  8. I love them both: your poetry and your painting

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    1. Shruti says:

      Thank you, Cindy! You are an inspiration!

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      1. You are so welcome and talented.
        Thank you for that nice compliment!!!

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  9. Moreblessing says:

    You just wrote my heart (the beauty of being a creative)
    This is so relatable — a constant state of mind 🙌🏾

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    1. Shruti says:

      I completely agree, thank you so much!

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  10. judeitakali says:

    I love the advice. I guess we have to draw energy from the positives and strive for improvement from the negatives

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  11. Morning Shruti!
    Good Morning, I just wanted to let you know I finally posted my awards and awknowledged you there so enjoy the read and thanks again for the award. ❤️🙏

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    1. Shruti says:

      Thank you, that was a really kind description of me!

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      1. Glad you enjoyed it!

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  12. Phil Wayne says:

    I loved it, nothing more to say! 😉

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    1. Shruti says:

      haha thank you so much Phil!:)

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