I Validate My Existence Through My Work

I Validate My Existence Through My Work

YM next issue (October 2012) is going to be titled “Democratic art“. Our dear artist and writer Leah Lubin has wanted to share some poems with significant titles: “I Validate My Existence Through My Work”, “I Want My Voice To Be Identifiable”, and “Let Life Happen To You”. Leah Lubin is a multifaceted personality who has exhibited, among other places, at Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology, located at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, operated by Stanford University for the U.S. Department of Energy*, suggestive paintings of our universe, stars and planets. However, today she is writing personal poems, full of emotion and strength. The strength of a woman who appraised her work and her voice. Thus, listen to this unrepeatable voice and pen!

The Great Gathering, by Leah Lubin

The Great Gathering, by Leah Lubin

I Validate My Existence Through My Work 

It’s all too much work.

Sometimes it’s not worth it,

and I want to quit.

Isolated and lonely, I still know

that I validate my existence

through my work.

Bring things to life.

Release that emotion because

when I focus on my work,

I feel the most at home.

A home that’s not always

reachable, available, or real.

I question who’s running the show.

Still, we go on.

I Want My Voice To Be Identifiable

Making each word count.

Showing off.

Letting literary confidence shine.

Declaring my thinking.

I want my voice to be identifiable.

Well, who do you write for,

you may ask?

For the general public that

includes you and me.

Not the intellectual scholars.

They’re already on board.

So, onwards, you and I.

I’ll write, you listen.

We connect.

It doesn’t get any better.

Let Life Happen To You

When in doubt,

feeling low, or

even worse,

let life happen to you.

Control freaks,

each one of us.

We would rather

run the show or

not be here at all.

It’s hard to trust life,

but there is no other option.

*Yareah magazine has a really interesting article about this event that will be published soon.

Jupiters Turbulent Clouds, by Leah Lubin

Jupiters Turbulent Clouds, by Leah Lubin

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is an author and artist. Born in Haifa, Israel in 1951, she moved to England when she was six years old. By the time she was 14, she knew that she wanted to be an artist, and at the age of 17, she enrolled in the Barnet College of Art, part of the London University system. She moved to the United States in 1979, and became an American citizen in 1986. Leah now makes her home in California.

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