In its essential core it is the beat of our community.

It is the blood line that keeps us going,

it is the ink in our veins

the medicine to our pain

it is the paint brush stroke from the creator

that paints our perfect canvas.

Art, has a way of drawing the best out of us.

It is the graffiti on a red brick wall

from a 16 year old who just wants to spray away his pain.

It is the movement from the soles of our feet

that reminds our souls

that there are no limits

that there are no unreachable feats in life

Art, is taking the first step without seeing the mountain ahead

It is the life that is rooted into me

every time I Edgar Allan Poe a tree

& branch out

what our ancestors leave.

It is the reason we breathe

it is the clicking tongue of photography

after all, they say a picture is worth a thousand words.

But in some communities,

some teens have no aim,

& trigger words are quick to inflict pain

they say,

“Art allows us to create”

& to think,

to reflect on what happens in our community

what happens in our lives

& what happens around us.

Art,

is constantly connecting cultural communities

to see the future.

It is a known fact,

The better we can express ourselves,

the better our cells can regenerate

improving our quality of life.

Art is the “write” way to live

Art is a privilege

to those with disabilities who can’t walk freely

so they begin to weave the seams of their dreams.

I believe,

that, “Art is a second language to our youth”

“It speaks from the mind & soul”

It is the fruits of our truth

So let us grow.

Art is a way of connecting to our higher selves

expressing what conversation sometimes fails to do

It is a way of finding ourselves

because without it,

we are lost,

like that troubled 13 year old boy I once was

because In my neighbourhood we didn't have any access to resources

Community centres were trying to make programs for us

but not with us,

they neglected our in-trust.

Art,

is bridging the gap between opportunity & community

for youth to walk into an orchestrated future.

Art,

is a sense of self knowing

IT IS POWERFUL

It is the lead from a pencil that keeps a leader leading

Art has kept me from

being marginalized between the lines.

Writing has allowed me to do the right thing

making me aware of the issues in the community

Art,

in its essential core is the beat of our community.

It is the blood line that keeps us going,

the ink in our veins

the medicine to our pain

it is the paint brush stroke of genius that paints our perfect canvas.

Art is life

It is God molding us into the perfect clay

Art is today

it is tomorrow

It is eternal

Art is NOW

Art is Activism

so call us artivists

it is the moving of mountains

it is the pyramids of Egypt

the liberty of building statues

it is the architecture of our minds

Art is the neurons in our brain that help us maintain

It is the way the sun kisses the foreheads of trees

It is the gentle ripples in the oceans

Art is the flow of life

An artists’ imagination flies in the skies

& you simply cannot cage it up.

In its essential core is the beat of our community.

It is the blood lines that keeps us going,

the ink in our veins

the medicine to our pain

it is the pain brush stroke from God that paints our physical canvas.

Art is life

Art is me

Art is you

so be-u-to-full!

"Art is Power." Copyright ©2021 by Randell Adjei.

Art is Power