What Artist is ever Happy?

What artist is ever happy?
They’ll think something wrong
If I smile
So I just write and think
With bluesy thoughts a while.
While I brood a light bulb flashes
My head is full of life
And I will cut a slice of it
With my poetic knife
I Pry at thoughts like oysters
To open up their shell
Rarely but when I am lucky
I find a jeweled pearl
To share with those that cared a bit
or read my poems aloud
For they were gifts given me
To share in private or in a crowd
And so if I am not smiling
In Facebook or red bubble
Please don’t try to cheer me up
It’s just not worth the trouble.

But if you bring me ice-cream
Or even chocolate cake
Or sweet delights to pass my night
Like the ones your mammy ’s bake
Then a smile of satisfaction
Will crawl across my face
And I will savor every crumb
Clean the plate without a trace
So you who come to feed me
Whether its my belly or my mind
Can take a picture of my smile
For you have been so kind.

What Artist is ever Happy? by 

Someone and you know who you are, said I need to smile referring to my avatar well I might have said I looked grumpy my self (but I am not one of the 7 dwarfs) anyway this was my reply.


  • pagan
    paganover 4 years ago

    here’s to delicious treats of every sort :-)

  • glad you like, you fit the non smiley avatar well but i am sure you still smile at chocolate cake but really appreciate you stopping by as i respect your poetry so much.

    – timbuckley

  • Melodyone
    Melodyoneover 4 years ago

    This made me smile.

  • well quick get the camera a flower that smiles its a first

    – timbuckley

  • Matty B. Duran
    Matty B. Duranover 4 years ago

    This is a delightful poem with great rhythum to it. I like the feel to your words. Interesting and well-written. May God bless you!

  • always good to have you dropping by to say hello and leave your blessings

    – timbuckley

  • annamora
    annamoraover 4 years ago

    I like " …. I pry at thoughts as oysters …" very much
    … it really IS about that “paying undivided attention” to deeper meanings and connections which weave all that is …. wonderful celebration of that two way giving relationship between artist and audience which constantly enriches us …

  • said it perfectly thanks annamora

    – timbuckley

  • wildwomenlove
    wildwomenloveover 4 years ago

    ah so you smile on the inside …whilst maintaining an interesting and quizzical look…definitely the artist…xxx

  • rjcolby
    rjcolbyover 4 years ago

    “What artist is ever happy?
    They’ll think something wrong
    If I smile"
    But it would drive them nuts wondering why, Tim.
    Might be worth it… :)
    P.S. I, too, smile for treats…

  • well Dick glad theres no sign of a smile in your avatar definitely an artist with that camera of your such beauty in those pictures

    – timbuckley

  • SimplyRed
    SimplyRedover 4 years ago

    brilliant write and very funny it made me smile and hey I dont even have a pic of my face on there what must people think of that …no matter!! and you look extremely sauve in yr tie hehe :) and an extra :)) for you xx

  • Iam all for extra’s but hey where my chocolate cake you promised. xx

    – timbuckley

  • Arco Iris  R
    Arco Iris Rover 4 years ago

    Wonderful write. I don’t see a smile but thoughtful eyes. We don’t always have to smile even for a camera. I don’t know if you like Spanish food, but I can make rice and beans. If not, I’ll go to the bakery and bring you some of our sweet delicacies. xx

  • either of the above would make me smile I love the spanish food after I’ve been fed I’ll pose with big smile so bring the camera

    – timbuckley

  • Valentina D
    Valentina Dover 4 years ago

    honest and delightful writing and your avatar …well…I thought you looked handsome, dark, and brooding but then thought nothing more of it as thats what artists are meant to look like arent they? :) V and yes I know I am smiling in my avatar but I only did it once and the wind chnaged direction and now I am stuck with it even when I am scowling scarily on the inside

  • Its a good way to be smiling that is thanks for reading and liking sometimes the things we run quickly work better than those we labour over

    – timbuckley

  • Arcadia Tempest
    Arcadia Tempestover 4 years ago

    If you’re not a walking smile-a-thon
    then those flip cards pop up with score
    no expression there’s something wrong
    To sit around with a big cheesy grin
    is not the way of some of us here
    Nothing is worrying our minds at all
    perhaps we are musing with our muses
    Not a sin to be away in new beginning

  • glad you fit into the non smiling avatar artist but your work always make me think or smile.

    – timbuckley

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