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Carry on Conceiving

By Lisa Mary Armstrong

You conceive that I am weak -

merely a watered-down version

or a poorly painted replica

of some fine art piece

But I approach life

with a broad brush –

using fine strokes

building daring concepts

that defy logic -

There is nothing abstract about my art

yet I’m more subtle

than you would care to imagine

and strong

always painting

my picture with purpose


Lisa Mary Armstrong is a Scottish poet and lives in South Lanarkshire with her children. She tutors law and researches women and children's experiences of the criminal justice system. In her spare time she enjoys reading and writing poetry and fiction and playing the piano.

You can find her on Twitter, and more of her work on her homepage.


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