Poets is powered by Vocal creators. You support Ed G by reading, sharing and tipping stories... more

Poets is powered by Vocal.
Vocal is a platform that provides storytelling tools and engaged communities for writers, musicians, filmmakers, podcasters, and other creators to get discovered and fund their creativity.

How does Vocal work?
Creators share their stories on Vocal’s communities. In return, creators earn money when they are tipped and when their stories are read.

How do I join Vocal?
Vocal welcomes creators of all shapes and sizes. Join for free and start creating.

To learn more about Vocal, visit our resources.

Show less

My Lifelong Friend, Art

The Teacher from Within

Taken at ‘Art Battle’ in Nanaimo, BC

"I have found a friend that never ages called Art,

no defined sex or clothes, only dressing of the soul is Art.

Whether the heart is being grated to shreds,

or there is a feeling of pure bliss to share, there is Art.

A philosopher of the psyche,

the colours or shades are an emotion for Art.

This friend does not belittle my ambitions,

Encouraging vulnerability as a courageous act with Art.

Out comes the inner child,

We dance and play with expression thanks to Art.

When I am frightened or sick of others,

our beautiful reciprocal arrangement binds me only with Art.

I saw on canvas that destruction is the first part of construction,

helping ourselves grow again through Art.

My friend taught me you do not have to be perfect,

in fact it is a gift to be different than to conform, alongside Art.

Magic through a paintbrush, metal, pen, ink,

friends until the very end, me and Art."

Now Reading
My Lifelong Friend, Art
Read Next