The One and Only
My name is Terika White.
I was told I would never be an artist,
that I was meant to be a writer.
In Middle School
my parents told the art teacher,
"Don't bother, she's not an artist."
SO I DIDN'T TRY
But every chance I got
I found some reason to play with color.
Ceramics, Walls, Collages,
Paint-BY-Number (without the numbers).
My youngest child is named Merlyn.
Every Merlyn should have Dragon.
Therefore I painted a Dargon mural on the wall.
Five years later I've had a half a dozen art shows
My art is seen as expressive and thought provoking.
So please, never doubt your children,
you never know where
they'll end up.