Here is a short poem inspired by the newly launched Patreon campaign 'People for the arts' peopleforthearts.org #forthearts.
Crushing the paint and the ink beneath its bureaucratic heel,
We suffer the rambling tweets of an uninspired dictator;
A smokescreen of lies and fakery has blinded a nation,
To the hidden motives of a few that will starve its creators.
The state can’t control our art, though it yearns to destroy it,
But while it plots and schemes to try and take the funding apart;
The sweep of the artists brush and the ideas from writers,
Will combine to become bigger than the sum of their parts.
Rise up, rise up with pen and brush in hand, ‘People for the Arts’
Are the words we’ll cry, empowering creative community;
Come together and scoop up the ink and paint from the dust,
For now is the time, to exhibit our state of unity.