my muse has failed me

Discussion in 'Poet's Corner' started by Acy, Sep 14, 2009.

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  1. Acy

    Acy Mama Bear - TLC, Common Sense Staff Member Safety & Support

    To My Muse (who has failed me)

    The abject horror
    of my bad poetry
    steals verbs from me
    (as if they do something)
    takes away and hides nouns
    (as if they were things
    to trip upon the tongue)

    There are no pronouns
    to replace
    what is or is not proper
    not he nor she,
    nor they nor it nor we,
    not even you
    suffice

    my mouth opens
    gagging on words
    that are not there
    and only dryness
    meets the air
    I suck back in

    I breathe
    dead words and dead ideas
    I face the abject horror
    of my bad poetry
     
  2. itmahanh

    itmahanh Senior Member & Antiquities Friend

    Pretty thought provoking for bad hun. ;)
     
  3. Petal

    Petal SF dreamer Staff Alumni SF Supporter

    Love it :heart:
     
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