Sharmishtha Basu is an unemployed artist, writer who is out to test her works, looking for publicists, literary agents and gallant, generous readers, to see if they can help her to build an “unorthodox” career, a path followed by many before, some has been blessed with success, most have not, let us see what you make of her attempts! A failure or success- it all depends on you. These are pieces from her book, the book is available on createspace and amazon- It is a collection of poems and black and white illustrations to go with them. Some are photographs, others paintings, cyber sketches mainly.
Your life is your own canvas,
your very own piece of paper.
Fate may hand out primary colours
but you can always select others.
It’s you who finally paints it.
If you don’t let the brush
slip away from your hands.
You can give it a lovely form!
If the starting is not right
don’t fret over some lousy lines.
Give them a shape, or cover
those dark lines with happy colours.
If life hands you shades of gray
borrow some colours from your heart
and make the picture perfect.
Every life has its grays, no picture is spared.