This poem and painting is a reflection of those feelings that we all have at some time. The desire to hide from the cares and worries of life and retreat to the security of the inner walls of our home.
The painting treats the subject in a light hearted way, my two gold fish are worried about the two hungry cats in the outside world and they have decided that they are safer in their fish bowl.
Should I stay in here or go out there
Can I walk outside without a care.
Outside I feel I must compete
Battles to fight, deadlines to meet.
My facade portrays that all is fine
But it’s not the case all of the time.
Sometimes inside I feel amiss
And wonder what’s the cause for this.
Inside my world I know I’m safe
Pull up the drawbridge, close the gate.
Forsake the worries and the care
I’ll stay in here, not go out there.