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Poem on creativity, ADHD, and an AP homework load
Mr. Creativity
Hi Mr. Creativity,
Nice to see you today.
I'm busy at the moment,
But I'll soon be free to play,
I've just a few more things to do,
And maybe a couple more,
But I promise we're still perfect pals
Just like we were before.
Look, I'll be with you later.
For now, just leave me be.
It's not that I don't like you,
You're just distracting me.
Wanted when you aren't here,
Here when you aren't wanted.
Although I know you mean the best,
I'm almost feeling taunted.
My textbooks cry out for attention,
My pencil needs a hand.
My plate is full and I've already paid.
I hope you understand.
I know we'd like to do our thing,
But I know assignments matter.
I doubt my teachers will be pleased
If I neglect the latter.
I know my job could be much worse,
But notice I'm not through?
So 'till I am, you'll have to wait,
Then I'll spend time with you.
I've things I must attend to.
I've work that must be done.
But all this humdrum busy-ness
Still leaves some room for fun.
I'm done now; I'v
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Matthew Deaton
Artist | Student | Digital Art
United States
Hey, chums! Matthew's the name.

I'm a college student, currently working on a I finally got my Bachelor's Degree in Animation Interactive Digital Media, got married, and now I'm just some guy trying to pay the bills and get in a doodle every now and then. I'm a little disorganized, so my activity on this site may vary be nonexistent, but I assure you, I am actually an artist of sorts!

I'm a young man searching for truth among all the marketing, the jargon, and the feel-good worldviews. I love reading, drawing, voice acting, creative people, movies, cartoons, anime, webcomics, breaking into song, deep conversations, cheese, thrift, honesty, humble humor, humorous humility, variety, and those little "aha!" moments that you get once in a blue moon.

I've also got a YouTube channel I update from time to time with your standard video game content and the occasional art vid.

I had an interesting experience this Saturday evening. Actually, interesting isn't really enough to describe it, but let's just assume that I'm making an understatement. I was meeting with a friend of mine, whom I haven't seen since the quarter began, and we were walking around campus, trying to decide what to eat. As we began heading to Ed's Pizza (which we finally settled on) we were approached by a homeless man asking for handouts. We both said no, but when the guy asked if we could at least buy him a sandwich, we looked at one another and told the man to follow us. Neither my friend nor I planned or really wanted it, but we somehow ended up sitting down and eating with the man. He was loud, somewhat drunk, and had a profane/ordinary language ratio of 1 to 5.

Part of me wanted to apologize to the people at Ed's, but you know what? I'm not sorry we sat down with him. We talked about the stars, black holes, cultural gaps, and the beauty of the universe. Sure, he was rough, and we lived in completely different worlds, but when we decided to acknowledge this guy's human dignity, we saw a man full of curiosity and wonder, coping with an unfair world, who apparently hadn't had an intellectual conversation in a long time. It was awkward. We eventually had to ask the guy (nicely) to leave after our talk dragged on for a while, since my friend and I still intended to catch up with one another. He got us thinking though, and it sparked a lot of deep conversation.

Don't get me wrong. I didn't really intend on talking with a boisterous drunk black hobo, and it wasn't exactly on my friend's list of priorities either, but somehow, between the two of us, God managed to walk us right into that situation. I'm glad He did.

What do you value? In America, even the lower middle class is practically swimming in money. Change is cheap, but what do people hold on to with more frugality than a middle aged soccer mom? Time, or rather, control over their own time. What about human life? Is human worth rooted in some form of physical output, or is there a certain je ne sais quoi about every individual that points to something greater than we can really measure? Art and creative expression are wonderful things, but they are nothing compared to the beauty we overlook every day.


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NeoPrankster Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2019  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy Birthday!
Jazzy-C-Oaks Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2015   General Artist
Happy :cake: Birthday!
ForestHymn Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2014
Hi there, thank you so much for the watch! :wave::rose:
(I'm sorry this reply is... a year late!)
Xoxochi Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Thanks so much for the :+devwatch:! I really appreciate your support! ;P

May GOD bless you! :tighthug::heart:
Shiftagen Featured By Owner May 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for adding me to your +watch!
lightbeginnings Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Heyyooo! Your profile is cool and so is your work so I think I'll be staying here for a while tHANK YOU FOR READING THIS
SpiffytheCreative Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Aw, thanks for the compliment!!! Please, make yourself at home; I'm happy to have visitors! :iconsayhiplz:
DeShaylo Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy birthday! :iconcherrycakeplz: :party:
SpiffytheCreative Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014  Student Digital Artist
DeShaylo Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem!  Llama Emoji 34 (Sexy Smile) [V2] 
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