life is art

Everything you do
every person you touch
is part of the painting
that is your life

Every second that ticks
by the words you hear
and the clouds you see
is another memory made

The story of your life
is never-ending,
and beautiful

Sometimes the canvas
might be splattered with paint
messy, confusing
and impossible to fix

But other days
the words will flow from your pen
as if you’re running downhill,
an unstoppable force

Keep adding those
textures, colours,
words, chapters,
memories and moments

Don’t worry about running out
of space, colours, or words
because those will appear
as you continue to work

Never stop writing
never stop painting
never stop creating
the life you want for yourself.

Because life is a work of art
and you’re the only artist
that can create it.



  1. 10 September 2020 / 2:32 pm

    What a great poem. It does make you think and ponder on things. – Kathy Ngo

  2. 9 September 2020 / 3:39 pm

    This is an absolutely beautiful poem. Wonderful.

  3. Marie
    9 September 2020 / 12:51 pm

    Beautiful poem! The first verse reminded me of a conversation I had with my 8-year old yesterday. He had a fun time meeting a couple of boys his age from out of town that he will likely never see again. And we talked about all of the people who will similarly come and go from your life in just a few minutes and how having positive experiences through that is such a good part of life, even though it was so short and we will never interact with them again. Making those experiences good for others with kindness and love will make this overly-nasty-at-times world so much better!

    • maartjevansandwijk
      9 September 2020 / 7:53 pm

      Aw, I’m so happy it reminded you of that!

      I always find it crazy to think about all the people I’ve seen/talked to in my life, if only for a moment, and how they impacted my life (and I, maybe, theirs)!

  4. Rose Ann Sales
    9 September 2020 / 8:58 am

    Such a lovely, motivating poem. Great work.

  5. 9 September 2020 / 7:20 am

    What a lovely poem. Beautifully written. How lovely. <3

  6. marjiemare
    9 September 2020 / 5:15 am

    This is simple and beautiful. I love to see the world in an artist eyes.

  7. World In Eyes
    8 September 2020 / 6:19 pm

    SO perfectly defined and so beautifully written…Because life is a work of art and you’re the only artist that can create it…indeed this is so damn deep and meaningful..glad you shared such inspiring poem with us..great work though…

    • maartjevansandwijk
      9 September 2020 / 7:54 pm

      Thank you so much! I’m glad you enjoyed it 🙂

  8. 8 September 2020 / 4:42 pm

    What a beautiful poem. Thanks for sharing.

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