I take the time to write my mind and hope it’s not offensive,
But if it is, I pray my Skillz make offense comprehensive.
It’s art that finds its way aloft when pen strokes become pensive,
So, it’s the artist’s pain and shame that makes their work expensive!
That’s why when hearing harsh critiques, I may become defensive,
It’s hard enough to share my soul and not be apprehensive!
You hear extensive lexicons and folks become attentive,
But never once consider that the artist had incentive!
By: Christopher Louis Reid