Bob Ross Deranged

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Because I am an overachiever, I decided to extend my Ekphrastic poems into the month of May. I have never attempted to translate the emotion from paintings, drawings, sculptures, or other visual works of art into words. The challenge will require me to dig deep to tap into the passions such works of art create inside a person. Most of what I write will be speculative. There will be times when I will place myself into the mind of the artist. Still other times, I will express the emotions I experience gazing at the work of art. If I get creative, I might even tell the story from an element within the artwork. This Ekphrastic poem is based on a painting by Kevin Meyer Jr. entitled Bob Ross Deranged.  

Bob Ross Deranged

I believe the soft voiced artist

With the puffy hair and missing finger

Would admire this odd painting

With a dark side hard to ignore

And how Peapod and his friends were arranged

Almost as much as he enjoyed his happy clouds and trees

And the mountains majestic and cabins in the snow

Wet on wet brush stokes to linger

With a subtle stroke of the wrist

He might have laughed at Bob Ross deranged

Tilted his head in the evening breeze

Before he painted a river and a boat to row

Him safely onto God’s celestial shore.

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