The canvas


I want the new canvas of the day to look really good
and thus I start in the morning with a grateful mood:
with strokes of colour, soft and sweet pastel
I want to make a superb and pleasing aquarelle

The heart, with a good intention, adds a few red flowers
But oh what happens after only two or three hours?
The greed of my ego causing here and there some torment
Splashing on the painting the hideous grey colour of cement

I hope and pray that when I look tonight 
I ‘ll have made the artwork look perfectly right
Perhaps looking like the most amazing flowery forest
Filled with acts of kindness, love and zest

Oh my Creator, full of grace, to you I pray
Guide me to make a masterpiece on the canvas of today.
Free of all harshness and splashes of hard concrete
Just pleasure, beauty, harmony, for the eye to meet.


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