Art For The Sake Of Art

It’s interesting the value we put on things in life.   Some are accurate and others make you cringe with the ridiculousness of the over pricing of nonsense.  In many cases, when the value of an occupation or service is lowered, the quality suffers and it all becomes a substandard nightmare.   This is a truth that exists everywhere except in art. When the dollar value of art diminishes, the quality increases.  Why?  Simple really, those who call themselves writers, painters, sculpters, poets, but who are in it for bragging rights and money jump ship.  What remains are the true artists who do it for the love and an inner urge that cannot be defined or contained.  Make no mistake, these are the people whose work is remembered as the representation of their culture and era.  Very gifted artists transcend this and are timeless.   We can all name them.  We don’t even have to think, their identities roll from our lips easily.

 Who are we human beings and why do we exist? The artist is on an eternal quest to discover the answer,  all the while knowing he/she never will, but they embark on the journey anyway because as we are all aware, that’s what really matters anyway.    


The Glorious middle


Unto each a setting sun

an unretrievable story 

A taste of wit that bites with actual teeth

Taking the world by storm


Once, in the ache of knowing 

you shun and set aside

the middle of your age

will soon become your glory


So to this and rectitude 

you shade your watering eye

No more a victim to despise

renewed in solemn repose





Author: valo

I am a poet, writer and activist with a special interest in human rights for children and women as well as the elimination of poverty worldwide. If you read this today, feed someone locally for me will you? Drop off a non perishable food item at the food bank nearest you and consider yourself hugged. Thank you!

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