Painting the season
“‘Twas the day of elections and all through the town, the sun warmed the sidewalk while leaves tumbled down.
Many voters cast ballots in both blues and reds while visions of victory danced in their heads.
When downtown on Liberty, there arose a slight clatter,
I put down my phone to see what was the matter.
When what to my wondering eyes did appear,
But a man with a paintbrush, cans, and a vision quite clear.
He painted a large scene of snow in form of man and flake.
The weather prediction kinda made my headache.
“I’m not ready for snow yet,” I said to the man.
He went right back to work with his paint and his can.
His eyes –how they twinkled. I noticed no dimple.
He just kept on working. His mission was simple.
His name is Bart Green. He enjoys painting murals.
He’s done so in Arkansas, Warren, and areas rural.
His hobby got started on windshields of cars.
He still likes painting murals and teaching guitar.
If you travel down Liberty, you’ll see Bart Green’s work.
The “Let it Snow” sign may cause you to smirk.
The recent cold blast was not his prediction.
But the weather is undeniable in his depiction.
If you’d like him to paint for you, you don’t need a reason.
But it may take a while. He’s booked up for the season.”
Bart Green is a Youngsville native, having graduated from Youngsville High School in 1965. He left home after high school but returned to the area a couple of
Lorri Drumm is new to both Warren and its newspaper. Following a stint as a reporter in Crawford County, she moved here with dreams of writing stories and spending time soaking up all the area has to offer. Drumm’s resume includes a 10-week internship at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and an almost fellowship at Marquette University.