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An Act of Bravery

An act of bravery
Is painting with every colour that is in your soul
Splashing life on your canvas
Honouring emotions
With no thought of what others will think of your creation
Not TRYING to make it meaningful
Modern, pretty
Commercially viable
Just bursting out into the greater you
With total trust

An act of bravery
Is living your life through yourself
As yourself
Creating, expanding
Infusing your joy into everyone
Spreading colour and light
And letting any judgement of you wash away
Like water soluble paint in the rain
Fading and then disappearing completely
Leaving no trace of a blemish

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I like this Lindsay, only one complaint and this applies to so many. No punctuation. Alex.

Thanks for commenting Alex.

Do you mean comma's at the end of each line?

Other than that, I felt I put everything I wanted to in, to read how I wanted it to read.

Would be interested in what you meant.

Thanks so much!


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Hello Lindsay. If you are happy with how it reads that is fine but I will give you one example. At the end of the line that reads
''with every colour that is in your soul'' i think you should have a comma or a semi-colon. Punctuation helps break lines up, it can add intensity and meaning. Read it to yourself again, several times, aloud and see where you pause to get a dramatic effect. I think you can get a lot more power with what you have written. Alex

I thought that by ending the line, that was like a pause, but I could be wrong?!

I kind of end the line for a pause, and put one word on a line if I feel it needs to stand out, but am very happy to learn how it should be done as I am a total amateur, so thanks for your input.

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Every person, creative, and artists can concur with every line. At the end of the day life is free, it’s freeing us to be creative, and with it freedom trumps all else. If this is bravery then sign me up? Amazing and Speaks to my soul.

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