(Tune of THE YELLOW ROSE OF TEXAS)
Residents have a painting party
Half-an-hour from right now,
The room is sheathed in plastic–
Will the painters take a bow…
Copying one picture
In acrykic color paint,
Billed as fun for everyone
But Rembrandt it ain’t.
We are grasteful to the folks that
Brought this lady in,
At the risk of leaving carpet stains
Fun causes quite a din…
As for the Poet
His hands often shake,
It’s been a while since he’s tried
A straight line to make!
Like Joni Erickson-Tada,
I could paint with my teeth,
Don’t like the taste of brushes
But my choke reflex is brief…
I think I’ll stay with painting words
On the screens of reader’s minds,
And if I make a typo
I’ll catch it …in time!
And if I make a few typos…
I’ll catch them…in time!