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Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Writing Without Inspiration

Today I thought words would flow
freely, brilliantly, abundantly,
but I scratched and clawed
the paper with nouns, verbs,
adjectives, punctuation,
and all I could accomplish
were senseless phrases
wandering around the clock
eating up minutes I couldn’t reclaim
or write into rewind the moment
I jumped in with effort
instead of waiting for inspiration.


©Susie Clevenger 2013


4 comments :

Brian Miller said...

you know...there are times you just have to write to give inspiration some effort to work with...so i look at those stolen moments as an investment...

June Caedmon said...

Even being uninspired can sometimes be inspiration! I can relate to your words this morning. Sometimes we just have to. . . begin!
Nice to meet another TX girl - thanks for stopping by my blog!

Lisa A. Williams said...

Many times I've struggled with the page, sometimes it works out and other times, nothing comes of it. I think this poem does a nice job of describing the struggle writing can often be. Very nice!

Mama Zen said...

That is the most nagging, annoying feeling in the world!

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