Painting Project

New over old

Fresh over stale

Bright over faded.

My brush, my roller, slippery wet

A little sloppy, drippy, noisy

Over faded dry, bright new color,

Fresh covering stale—

In the drying, turning even another color,

In the silence after I am gone—


Second century of color

Of care

Old building


To be again

 a place to come together — just be together–


Fellowship, camaraderie

A gathering of like-minded, like purposed,

Common need.

Rebuilding, reforming

Refurbishing, renewing

One coat at a time,

One gathering at a time—-

More than fresh paint on a wall—


                        –Neal Lemery, October 4, 2018

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