Can’t You See?

Some of my artwork is purely for therapeutic benefit, for me. It was not meant to be seen, it just allowed me to express my deepest emotions and experiences-which I normally keep inside and rarely reveal to anyone.

It occurred to me, however, that if I’d known others felt the way I do, thought the things I do, or even simply to see that art can be a voice for those of us who struggle to verbalise our thoughts and could be a really wonderful thing to someone struggling like I was before I unintentionally discovered the therapeutic benefits of Art. More than that, my art is my voice when I thought I didn’t have one, my escape when I need one and my joy anytime I like.

That’s why I share my personal artwork, because if it can help me, then it can help others too. Putting my confessional artwork out there, bearing my soul to the world, showing my raw honest truth is a scary thing..but if it resonates with just one person and helps them to find a way to cope with their struggles, then it was worth it.

‘Can’t You See?’
A3 size Original Watercolour
Poetry Painting

‘Can’t You See?’

‘Can’t you see the anguish
beneath my eyes?
Can’t you hear the
pain inside?
Can’t you see the torture
glare behind my smile?
Can’t you see I’m alive
but this is no life
to live?
Can’t you see it’s cruel
to stay in the world
In this torturous way?
So why oh why must
I stay
this way?’

Eleni NeoBenyon

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