Paint me a picture of red vintage wine;
Use green for the grass and the sweet smelling pine.
Paint azure blue seas and an indigo sky
And paint ships with white sails that slowly glide by.
Paint me a picture of sunset red skies –
A picture of beauty to delight human eyes;
Paint red rosy apples and red berries too –
And paint for me something that’s different and new.
Paint me a picture of icebergs and snow –
Paint me a picture of faces aglow.
Paint me a picture – yes, paint one today
That’s colourful, cheerful, not gloomy and grey.
Paint me a picture to light up my heart –
Take paints and a paintbrush and come let us start.
Paint me a picture that, when winter is here,
Will light up my life with contentment and cheer.
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Follow-up: Although I love painting pictures in words, I'm not at all good at painting pictures with a paint brush. If you are, and would like to illustrate any of my poems, please do contact me. (See my main poetry index). I do believe that painting a picture with paint or with words is good for the soul - and it takes your mind off worries and is a healthy and happy occupation. Do you agree - or what do you do when things get you down? Josie