I live in upstate NY, near Ontario lake. On a clear day, when we go to the park, I can see Canada on the other side. I’m a mother to three beautiful boys, 8 years, 2 years, and 1 year old, all their birthdays in April with mine (very busy month). I am a wife to a wonderful man who supports every thing I want to do. I have 10 piercings and 11 tattoos, more tattoos coming soon. I am an artist, painting, tattooing, sculpting (haven’t done that for a long time), poetry, photography, the list is much longer. As an artist I felt writing was the next logical step for me. I am enjoying every minute of it, writing, blogging (never thought I would blog), and critiquing. I not only want to talk about my book and the writing proses, but art in general in my blog.
I would like to share a poem I wrote a few years ago, but is so me. I came up with it when a very old woman came up to me on the side walk and said ” Do you know you are going to hell?” laughing a little inside I said “No, why am I going to hell?” “Because you have desecrated the lords temple with all your piercings and tattoos!” She looks so serious when she said this. I said “I’m not desecrating, I’m decorating!” well that made her mad of course, and she stomped off. later I wrote this:
You look at me that way in disgust and disdain
I’m pierced and tattooed I must be insane
But who are you to judge when you kneel down and pray
Just because our beliefs are not the same
We are not so different you and I
for we are all the same when we die
This is nothing against religion, merely about judgment in general. Can’t wait to share more of what I love and who I in this blog.