After the paint fades

Photo by James Veldhorst

Practice makes perfect
Hopes secretly build themselves
Sting of rejection



12 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. vivinfrance
    Sep 18, 2011 @ 01:48:22

    Oh yes, the life of a poet encapsulated.


  2. Ramesh Sood
    Sep 18, 2011 @ 03:14:18

    I think Pracitce is what is all about iiving.. Let us practice Happiness..


    • wordcoaster
      Sep 18, 2011 @ 12:55:30

      Life is practice–practices can be grueling. But they can also be rewarding. I think it’s a bit dangerous just to live for happiness. Hedonism has a lot of flaws. I agree with your sentiments, though 🙂


  3. poetrydiary
    Sep 18, 2011 @ 03:27:37

    Sad last line. Maybe the audience needed to practice too.


    • wordcoaster
      Sep 18, 2011 @ 12:58:21

      I like your thinking! Sometimes things are rejected because they are misunderstood. Other times they’re rejected because they’re just bad. As a rejector, we like to assume the latter, but when we’re rejected we want to excuse ourselves 🙂


  4. Nanka
    Sep 18, 2011 @ 04:14:45

    Experiences are lessons learnt for a lifetime, and practice leads to perfection I agree!! Lovely thoughts expressed!!


  5. Tilly Bud
    Sep 18, 2011 @ 09:58:22

    I love the truth in your middle line.


    • wordcoaster
      Sep 18, 2011 @ 13:02:09

      Thanks! So often I find that though I’ve braced myself for disappointment and tried to be a realist, I still have this hope inside me that is eternally optimistic.


  6. Grace
    Sep 18, 2011 @ 10:10:16

    The first line is very meaningful…I have been there, and gone ahead ~


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