Basically Complicated

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It is a basic human need

It gives us hope

It makes us smile

And sometimes it makes us cry

It can be so strong it causes pain

It can be taken away from us

But it can also stay until we die

It is illusive at times

It can be glaringly obvious

And it is enough to share with many

It is selective and specific

It is broad and all encompassing

There is nothing basic about it

It is pure love


Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – basic

Mumbles … Caricature

If I could draw a caricature of a person, heck if I could just draw… My daughter got the artistic gene. I can kind of create with words what I want to say most of the time. But this prompt of charicature has me stumped. We can make eyes that twinkle, or doe like eyes, eyes as blue as the sea or rich chocolate brown that you melt into. But what do you say about a nose; a cute little button nose, a ski slope launch, or as big as a potato. A mouth you can make kissable, thin lipped or botox swollen. Rosy cheeks or sunken hollows. A square jaw or cleft chin. These things are all descriptive, but do they portray a caraciture?

So just for today I will dream I can draw more than stick figures (although I have recently seen some pretty well defined stick figures – thanks Michael). I will imagine an extra large head on a pretty buff body, bald as can be, green eyes with flecks of BS brown, somewhat pouty lips and the smallest of half a smile. That’s my best friend. Oh and don’t forget to draw a bong with a bowl full – his prefered state of medication. That is my caricature today.

 

Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – caricature