Proud Yet Resentful(Alphabet Style)…

Crocheted Critters (A Dog & A Bunny by Jessica Snyder )


Always a challenge
Better than me
Crafty hands get her high notice
Damned is my place in this journey
Eventually I could play catch up
Fabulous they say when she finishes
God ? Where is my gift ?
How much longer must I wait ?
I love her, proud of her, yet also resent her
Just my emotions perhaps
Killing the positive
Lingering thoughts of over 30 years of trying
Maybe I really need to, wake up
Not everyone cut out for the finer things
Oh, but my words flow
Perhaps I need to refocus
Question myself
Really Now, the spark is there, don’t resent, don’t let the emotions win
She loves you because you do have that SPARK
Take that to heart
Usually the heart overcomes the mind
Vanquish the negativity
Why ? Because your love is stronger
X does mark the spot
You are wonderful, caring, thoughtful, creative & artistic as your wife is successfully crafty
Zesty should be your middle

The poem above is about my push and pull feelings on my wife who makes crafts (crochet and knit) who is 12 years my junior and seemingly instantaneously successful at selling her craft, while I still struggle. Although I wouldn’t trade my journey for the world 🙂

Published by mattsnyder1970

Matt Snyder has been making a dent in the creative community in North Eastern Pennsylvania since 1988. He’s been involved in showcasing his art in Exhibits in area Galleries & Spaces as well as online. Mr. Snyder is a real renaissance man. He doesn’t just dabble in the fine arts but has been known to grace the following kinds of things with his presence: Live Sound Mixing, Radio Production, Television Production, Short Films(Acting/Editing/Writing/Directing), Animations, Costume Character Performance, Dance, Music, Djembe Drumming, Theater (Writing/Acting/Directing/Props Management/Stage Management), Self Published Comics & Zines, Written & Slammed Performance Poetry, Sculpting Animal Figurines, Designing Tee Shirts, Photography Film & Digital, Painting (Acrylics), Drawing (Pen & Ink, Pastel, Colored Pencil, Sharpies, Crayons), Mixed Media, Collage, Paper Art, The Brooklyn Art Library & The Sketchbook Project, Blue Turtle ComiX, Just an Average Day Comic, Toxic Shock & Other Abnormalities of the Inner Being Zine as well as the culinary arts. His passion is the arts, his life is as a married humanitarian bisexual politically unaffiliated pacifist working as a Digital Preservation Archivist since 1999. Matt currently resides in an apartment with his equally creative wife of 7 years ,Jess and their cat Nigel.

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