Art For the Broken


“Art is to console those who are broken by life”
— Vincent van Gogh


Lady Art has replaced Lady Liberty. These days nobody is quite sure just who ol Liberty will take but Lady Art still takes them all.
The Broken ones who show their scars
and the ones who try to hide them.
The writer seeks words to convey
the heartbreak for which he should be joyful
The artist tries to find the line
the colour that recalls last night
and he can’t quite.
The singer has the words but not the tune
yet the notes come one by one.
Lady Art is crueler in her way than Liberty. Liberty just holds you responsible.
With Art you need give a good accounting.
— G A Rosenberg


Blessings, G


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At Rest in the ShadowsAt Rest in the Shadows by G A Rosenberg


Thanatos and RebirthThanatos and Rebirth by G A Rosenberg


Broken in a Mosaic Cut-Up Kind Of Way


“Stop trying to ‘fix’ yourself; you’re NOT broken! You are perfectly imperfect and powerful beyond measure.”
― Steve Maraboli,


I stand, a broken man
well perhaps not broken
but composited
by wounds from the past
unexplained events that made no sense
abstract dreams with no grounds
painful conversations
and disjointed memories that could not resolve themselves.
Still I am complete in my being and becoming
Seek not to make sense
I’ve earned my confusion
my defusion and my delusion
There is no need to put me right
wrong or out of your sight
I am perfect in my shattered becoming
as you are in yours
I just allow the chaos to show
and the reality around me to bend.
— G A Rosenberg


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BlamelessBlameless by G A Rosenberg


A Ruby DreamA Ruby Dream by G A Rosenberg