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Daddy's Painting
by Sandie Joyce
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  Black Chinese characters,
written on creamy white linen paper;

Each is carefully arranged
into its own square-shaped box,
thus making square-shaped words.

Daddy had written this several years ago.
At the time I didn't know what these words represent.

"What are these words about, Daddy?" I asked.
"It's about self-discipline in one's life, my dear."
Daddy answered.

"Why are there no commas or full-stops in between?"
I asked again.
"That's the way life should be –
a continuous process of self-discipline."
He answered again.

These ancient words
now hanging on the wall -

Its characters,
self-disciplinarily arranged;
taking form into each square,
forming square-shaped words.

So fragile are our lives!
So strong are these strokes!
August 12 ,2001
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