This world can be a crazy place
These are surely trying times. As such, I put my thoughts and feelings into this poem. It’s a bit abstract but not nearly as much as some of my work and may very well cause some individuals to be a bit turned off or even angered. But, how each person reacts is up to he or she and aren’t two the the major reasons for the creation of any art the ability to make people feel and the ability to make them think?
Well, here goes:
Being put out into the sky
Lies, lies, lies
And beamed back into boxes
That infect our ears and eyes
They put them to the page
Either with keyboard or pen ink
Hoping they will steal
Your ability to think
Now they have largely succeeded
This goal they have achieved
Young and old alike
Both so willingly deceived
A slavery freely chosen
They are promised material things
Either ignorant or uncaring
The “poor” living as kings
And when the truth comes out
They decry it as hate
Somehow still content
With their own decaying fate
Guest post by Skully
Sometimes, we get so caught up in our own careers and checking out our favorite well known artists, that we leave the newcomers behind in a cloud of smoke. Some of these newbies have amazing things to offer, but because their work doesn’t get much attention they are ignored. There was a point and time where social media and networking was an amazing thing for all artists, but the ability to establish a name for yourself is proving to be increasingly difficult.
It seems that once some people get to a certain online status they become too busy to associate themselves with anyone who isn’t “in their league”. To an extent it is understandable. I mean, they worked hard to get themselves known and they feel they have bigger things to focus on than helping the new guy get noticed. But if everyone had that mindset, no one would be successful in growing their brand or business.
Why It’s Important?
Have you ever heard of the phrase “stop making stupid people famous”? It might not be my place to say who deserves fame and who doesn’t, but sometimes I think less focus needs to be put on people who are only known for their selfies and more focus put on people who are traveling around their small town, taking every opportunity that they can to get their art out there. When you show support for talent that isn’t necessarily well known, you are shaping the future of the creative community. You could also consider it helping a small business or brand grow to be successful! I bet you didn’t think you made that much of an impact, did you?
How To Help
When you come across a new artist, give them a fair evaluation. Do they have talent, or at least potential? Are they accepting of constructive criticism and enjoy learning how to make their art better? If so, help them out! Post about their work on your blog, make a video giving them a shout out on your YouTube channel, or even give their page a “like” or a share! I assure you, they will be extremely grateful and the little time it took to show them some support could help pave the way to their success!
Skully is an actress, model entertainer and blogger with an interest in writing about lifestyle topics. You can find her online at the blog Skully In Space.
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