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For Lack of Inspiration

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John Yaws
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"For Lack of Inspiration"

The wretched poet sits and sighs-
And feels onset of his demise,
The words won't come, the thoughts are gone
What can he do but sit and moan?

Oh, what to write? What to say?
And would it help? Perchance to pray?
Perhaps to walk a country mile-
Might energize and make him smile..

And write with joyous lilt and rhyme
Inspired by nature one more time.
Or maybe thumb through photographs
And let his thoughts drift to the past?

Or turn again to well stocked shelves
And into classics deeply delve-
Perusing those who's occupation
Consists of writing inspiration?

Ah, weary brain, and bloodshot eyes-
I guess you may as well to rise,
And totter off and go to bed,
No verse remains within your head.


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~GS~
© Copyright 1999 John R. Yaws - All Rights Reserved
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1 posted 10-11-1999 02:14 AM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Only a poet can write about not having anything to write about....and do it well.
Dragoness
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2 posted 10-11-1999 03:43 AM       View Profile for Dragoness   Email Dragoness   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Dragoness's Home Page   View IP for Dragoness

I Like this one a lot! Well done!

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Set you heart free and your mind will follow.

Sunshine
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3 posted 10-11-1999 10:53 AM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

I've done this very thing, it is always cathartic. Good job, Sir.
hoot_owl_rn
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since 07-05-99
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4 posted 10-11-1999 02:17 PM       View Profile for hoot_owl_rn   Email hoot_owl_rn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit hoot_owl_rn's Home Page   View IP for hoot_owl_rn

We all have our moments and to be able to put them to verse when there are no words, wonderful!
Nan
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5 posted 10-16-1999 04:35 PM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

um... need a spur in yer poetic side there?
Denise
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Very well done! Know just what yer talk'n 'bout!

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Denise
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7 posted 10-18-1999 12:32 AM       View Profile for Pufalove   Email Pufalove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Pufalove

You hit the nail on the head.....and right after you go to bed, turn out the lights, the great stuff comes. Yup, then you can't remember it the next day! I liked this one.

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O all ye powers that he implanted, Arise, keep silence no more; put forth the strength that he hath granted, your noblest work is to adore.

 
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