WRITTEN TO MY ARTIST FRIEND, MICHAEL IN A TIME OF SLUMP
By: SUNNY ORLY COFFMAN
APRIL 2, 2000
What does it profit to be in slumps…
It’s not the action that will bring peace and joy
So, remove yourself from “down in the dumps”
Come on up from there — atta boy!
It’s time to do the things that are constructive
Time to get those easels filled with imagination
Your hours must be spent being productive.
No time to sit around full of resignation.
So, let me hear a good report about this week
Let me know that you have received some new revelation
I don’t want to hear you’ve become a geek
Or taken a month’s vacation.
The world is waiting for what you’re bringing forth
We’re all in hushed expectation….
Awaiting the unveiling of Michael’s new birth
With enthusiastic, genuine anticipation.
So, get those brushes stroking
And put that pallet knife in motion
You’ll never reach your goal sleeping
And certainly fall behind in slow motion.
The seeds were planted in winter when the wind was blowing
They have been feed and watered as spring has budded
But now is the time for creativity to be flowing
And for our famous artist to be applauded.
SLUMP, WHAT TO DO IN A [Sunny Orly Coffman] 4-2-00 ~ POEM 1