After over sixty years of living, each new year brings extra meaning.

sculpted by thoughts unspoken

the piece slowly took form abstract

mold unbroken until time had passed

shaped by certainty and constant wonder

met in fear filled hope

when stepping back to consider

what had formed in fate unknown

and age became the artists tool

the finished work so close to ending

finally revealed to reflect as viewed.

Submitted: December 31, 2021

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88 fingers

Bravo! Bravo! I'm in my 50's and looking back,present and future, (hopefully). Think I would considered my life if it was done by a painter would either be by Pablo Picasso, or Jackson Pollack.

Fri, December 31st, 2021 9:20pm


An abstract personality! Terrific 88! Thank you for your comment.

Sun, January 9th, 2022 3:22pm

Derina Peng

Life is a consistent white canvas, it waits for us to fill the colors as time goes on... What we have is a better and skillful hand, with more colors, to decide what and how to move the brush and make the strokes. Nice reflection.

Fri, December 31st, 2021 10:39pm


So true Derina...thank you for a lovely comparison to the piece.

Sun, January 9th, 2022 3:23pm

tom mcmullen

When you reach old age it's time to reach out for enlightenment! Just send me some money and I'll show you how to reach ultimate BLISS! After all one is not capable of anything else! Happy new year LE!

Sat, January 1st, 2022 3:17am


Reach for enlightenment in whatever way it works for you! Happy 2022 tom.

Sun, January 9th, 2022 3:25pm

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