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I Want To Be An Artist - By: Debbie Li

i want to draw pictures

but i don’t have the tools

no crayons, no colour,

no sun in the corner

i want to draw pictures

of a sky that’s blue,

where it can never rain

the world shines in bright hue

a happy family beneath all that

holding hands like those accordion crafts

with drawn on smiles that won’t crack.

i want a happy family

but i don’t have the tools

to make an accordion craft

now, aren’t i the fool

i want a happy family

where the sun shines in the corner

where the sky is blue

where the world shines in a beautiful hue

i am no artist.

Please give a detailed explanation about the meaning and main idea of this poem.:

This poem is about a longing for a perfect family, not one that is fake. Not a family that puts on a facade around other people just so they ca appear as the ideal family. It’s about clinging to the false hope that one day your family will be as beautiful and amazing as those you see on the tv shows, where the mom and dad smily at each other, where the whole family sits at the dinner table. It is about how you will possible never achieve that

Please explain your writing and thought process regarding this poem.:

I choose to write in full circle, my titles always have to correlate to the ending line. My thought process was to take something childish and make it dark, make something a reader would be surprised about

Why did you choose to write this poem?:

I decided to write it about my personal experience. I know that I’m not alone and I was others to realize that there are more people like them. Also I wrote it to coke to terms with my own feelings

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