Wishes to a Budding Artist

While all of us see colours,
You leapt to use them,
When we think the world is grey,
You showed the colours we couldn't see,

How does it feel? To view the world,
In all its best, in all its worst?
To see every little thing, even the soul?
And choose to mimic the magic it has?

You are no god, but I see a resemblance,
When your works convey, a deeper meaning,
Nuanced yet straightforward, with attention to detail,
I admire your effort; I find it endearing,

As you step forward, ready to leap,
I wish you all success and an abundance of health,
Keep the embers burning, and the colours flowing,
Happy birthday to you, my budding artist!