Tuesday, September 29, 2009

About me and 3 Poems by Me :)

My name is David Nicholson and I am an artist living in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Canada. A city of about 34,000 people, referred to as the friendly city. Although it is not all that friendly at times (no place is) there is a large arts community here and a vast landscape of amazing scenery to draw inspiration from.

I have been doing art for as long as I can remember - be it sketching, photography, or my passion digital art; I feel the need to create. Art is more than just a hobby it is a way of life. It shapes you and molds you just as you shape and mold your work. My wish for all is that they could see the world in the way an artist does.

I am a single male born November 18, 1966. I live with chronic pain in my legs and back and am disabled. As well I have suffered from depression for many years. But that is not what defines me as a person; my need to create and to do things for others is what defines me. I have an endless capacity to create and to love others as I would love myself. In short I would say of myself, I am kind, intelligent and creative.

Here is a poem I done did up:

~ Live Life ~
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We strive to be heard in this world.
We see the life before us and try to be relevant.
We want to be known and remembered.
We spend a life time trying to be someone we are not.
We spend our precious time trying to be immortal.
Yet we do not see what is real.
We do not see what is to come.
We do not see anything but our mask.
The world is but a flash in forever.
In time all will be forgotten.
In time there will be no trace of any of us left.
So we need to see what is important.
We need to see that we only have now.
We only have each other.
There is nothing else.
So is it a waste of time to do anything for this world?
No - for time is our greatest gift.
What little we are given must not be wasted.
We must spread a bit of life to all we encounter.
We must be part of all around us.
We are not immortal, so now is all we have.
Don't waste it; give all you can for it.
Live life!

And another one:

~ In My House Of Dreams ~
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In my house of dreams there is love and no war.
In my house of dreams we all have equal ground.
In my house of dreams color is not a problem.
In my house of dreams terror lives no more.
In my house of dreams cancer and aids are a memory.
In my house of dreams money is a thing of the past.
In my house of dreams we all have homes.
In my house of dreams evil is only a concept.
In my house of dreams God is part of everyday life.
In my house of dreams we are at peace.

One last poem:

~ The Elements ~
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In the wind I hear my soul,
In the wind I see the future,
In the wind I find hope.

In the water I see myself,
In the water I feel new,
In the water I can dream.

On the land I can grow,
On the land I can be,
On the land I can pray.

In the fire I see the world,
In the fire I hear the past,
In the fire there is no future.

2 comments:

  1. I've been to Moose Jaw, now I can die LOL. But I know who you are and read most of your poems. They put me to sleep ;-) LOL. But really I like the angry ones best, not these fluffy ones.

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