In A Nutshell (Poem and Painting)

“His Hand In The Forest” ©Katie, 2008

In A Nutshell (a poem)

You ask me where to start
and before you know it
we are swinging
like monkeys on a limb
in a jungle of trees
full of screeches and chest-thumping.

What makes you think
I know
where to start here –
Does anybody?

You may notice
some of the gang
have pretty nice hair and nails –
and you should see
their tails!

And before you or I know it
they have us
with monkey advertisement –
otherwise known as:

“Over here” 

“There’s a better tree to swing on!”

And so it goes –
we are lost and asking
“Where do I start?”

So let’s get back
to the nutshell
of our lives

Where the one big seed
IS –
The one we plant
which has everything
it needs to become
a tree
A tree we can depend on
in this Life
This is where we start
Where our design
is magnified and shrunk
so it can fit
and be happily tossed
when we are ripe.

So let’s get it right
or we will never
get out of the jungle.
See how it screams every time we look back?

I believe everyone is a perfect tree
in an endless forest
of potential possibility.
Pick up your acorn
and behold your tree.

Start
and I will reach up
should our branches
touch along the way.

©Katie Kidwell, 2020

 

“His Hand In The Forest” full-scale ©Katie (First in the series “The Rainbow Forest”)

I believe everyone is a perfect tree
in an endless forest
of potential possibility
Pick up your acorn
and behold your tree.
Start
and I will reach up
Should our branches
touch along the way.
©Katie

©Katie Kidwell, 2020 The Living Of Loving
©GWJ Creative Art

Katie Kidwell is a cheerleader for creative hearts everywhere.  With experience in music, writing and art.  Her inspiring stories on the creative way she has lived are here on her blog “The Living Of Loving”.  She also works as a commission artist.

You can purchase Katie’s recent collection of poetry:  “Freedom Is My Nature, Victory Is My Song” at her store.

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