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Alex Mitchell
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Sculptor, Painter, and Art-book Author
Sculptor, Painter, and Art-book Author

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it seems to me
that if I wasn’t
so busy being busy
and so tired of being tired

that maybe
I’d remember
how much
I love
being alive

and just bask
in that knowing
for a moment or two
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we are but little caterpillars:
blind
to our own destiny
dumb
to our own greatness
and yet
alive
hungry
moving
to the boom-boom
of our own hearts



©2015 Alex Mitchell
ARE YOU READY LITTLE CATERPILLAR, A Poem Picture Book
http://www.blurb.com/b/6316914-are-you-ready-little-caterpillar
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there’s a secret about Life
most people forget

it’s that we have all the time in the world to grow our wings
there is no need to rush
ever

there is one little catch though
we first have to believe that
we are good enough
right now
as is

the wings take care of themselves
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it never felt so good
to feel so small

to know
deep down inside
that you are part
of something huge
in motion
in order

because
when you get it
that glimmer of belonging
even if only for an instant
that’s when it hits you:

your whole life
has been leading up to this
and all that pushing and striving
had nothing to do
with getting here

you’ve been on your way here
in spite of yourself

and all that’s left for you to do
is throw up your arms
laugh out loud
and say THANK YOU


©2012 Alex Mitchell
ON THE DIVINITY OF TIME - GREEN MOMENT, Pedestal Sculpture
Acrylic on polymer clay and mixed media
25 x 15 cm (circumference) / 10 x 6 x 6 in.
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I know what THEY are doing
you’re right about the world out there

but what’s funny is that I’m asking YOU
not them
not anybody else

because it’s not about them
it’s never about them
it’s about you
and me
and me asking you

do YOU care enough to show a little kindness today?


©2009 Alex Mitchell
THE HOGSWINSNAKUS, Painting
Acrylic and paper on canvas
46 x 31 x 8 cm / 18 x 12 x 3 in.
Photography by Oronoz, Madrid

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goodbye old regrets
farewell and adieu
goodbye to the dreams
that never came true
goodbye to the hurts
I’ll forget about you

that’s right, to hell with
“what if I had” and “I should have done”

for this moment is brand new
this shiny moment says hello
this now
this eternal now
lets me do what I wish
and wish what I do


©2006 Alex Mitchell
KING OF THE HILL, Painting
Acrylic and paper on canvas
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Wishing all you beautiful people out there a HAPPY NEW YEAR!
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in spite of
the hardships
the questions
the doubts

in spite of
everything you think you know
changing

to love being alive
to give yourself away

that is the fire of your soul
that is what you are made of


©2016 Alex Mitchell
HOLD ON
Ink on paper
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if it’s true
that each of us holds up a mirror
for others to see themselves,
but that we spend most our lives
looking into these mirrors
unable to recognize ourselves

then my life’s purpose
has never seemed so clear:

I wish to be the mirror
in which you can see
how truly beautiful
you are
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