A poem from StreetLife

Anitra Again (anitra@speakeasy.org)
Tue, 30 Dec 1997 08:56:33 -0800 (PST)


I finally got a webpage up for another one of our StreetLife Gallery
members,  Jim Bentz.  I don't have any of his art photographed or
scanned in yet, but I have two of his poems up.  This I just had to
share with you all:



                              Jim Bentz

                            A StreetLife Ode

         This is a place where art is born
         from the seeds of creative thought,
         and this is a place where curious ones
         can ask to learn and be taught,
         and this is a place where the patrons go forth
         delighted with what they've bought.

         This is a place where we take what we've got
         and express a "might could be",
         and this is a place where expressing yourself
         is as vital as being free,
         and this is a place where we hope you'll come in
         to see what there is to see.

         This is a place where we offer our time
         to help up another soul,
         and this is a place where the ways we create
         are what help us to each be whole,
         and this is a place where the others like us
         give us help to go after a goal.

         This is a place where the outcast souls
         with beauty within their hearts
         can find a way to express themselves
         through the media of their arts
         and hopefully find the things they need
         to make some better starts.


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WRITE ON!
~~ Anitra
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