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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 2 – Intermediate)
Topic: Inspiration/Block (for the writer) (05/20/10)

TITLE: My Wayward Muse
By Charldene Ashley


My creative fountains have slowed to a trickle
My flashes of insight are not worth a nickel
My once mighty pen is as good as a pickle;
Where art thou my wayward muse?

I’ve searched for her in every room in my head
My brain is a ghost town and everyone’s fled
Except for poor Whimsy who seems to be dead;
Where art thou my wayward muse?

Gone are my plots and my points of view,
My similes, metaphors, idioms too
Figuratively speaking I’m literally through;
Where art thou my wayward muse?

She’s been my radiant guiding light
My Shekinah glory in a doubt-filled night
Her words had wings, like angels in flight;
Where art thou my wayward muse?

Perhaps it was I who forced her to flee
Away from my cynical hyperbole
And recent obsession with my bloggery;
Where are thou my wayward muse?

I never deserved a One so sublime
I hope she forgives me for wasting her time
Some blogs should be a syllabic crime;
Where art thou my wayward muse?

Is that her dulcet voice I hear?
Such lovely tones, so sweet and clear
It isn’t her, I stand corrected
But Whimsy who’s been resurrected
Joined by Wit and Wisdom too
Wordsmithering begins anew
Where art thou my wayward muse?

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stanley Bednarz 05/27/10
I loved the atmosphere you created. I'm a sucker for this style anyway.Good job.
Mary Knoll Santos05/28/10
This is very nice. Humorous. I liked it. Thanks.
Marita Vandertogt05/29/10
Hey - I really really like this entry... IMHO I think it's a winner. Nicely done.
AnneRene' Capp 05/30/10
This is just "all around" good and poetically charming!
Mildred Sheldon05/30/10
Well done. I loved the wayward muse. Very inspiring.
Lisha Hunnicutt05/30/10
I have a hard time staying focused with poetry pieces, but I absolutely loved this one. It held my interest and I enjoyed the repeating pattern. Well done!
Rikki Akeo06/03/10
Are you sure you belong in this level?
Did you forget to click on masters?
Margaret Kearley 06/03/10
Wonderful -a brilliant poem. Congratulations on your win.
Joan Campbell06/03/10
Congratulations on your win Charldene. This is clever and fun - a delightful read!
Joanne Sher 06/03/10
This is WONDERFUL. That first stanza especially made me laugh out loud. Congratulations on second place overall :)
Benjamin Graber06/03/10
Congratulations on your EC! Great job using rhymes to add humor to your poem! Wonderful creativity!
Beth LaBuff 06/03/10
Wonderful Charldene! Loved reading this fantastic poem. Congratulations on your level win and Editor's Choice!
Troy Manning06/03/10
Very nicely written. Congratulations!
Rachel Phelps06/03/10
Wow, this is so great and funny. I can't stop smiling. Congratulations on your EC!
Dusti (Bramlage) Zarse06/04/10
A second place EC when entering at an intermediate level! Congratulations!!!! This deserves it!
Charla Diehl 06/09/10
I'm trying to catch up on my FW reading--and this was definitely worth reading. Your writing surpasses this level. I'm clapping for you in your EC and level placements with this fun and entertaining poem--Congratulations!
Gregory Kane06/09/10
Congratulations on doing so well with your poem. One of the great features of FaithWriters is Jan's Writing Class which can be found by clicking on the Forums at the top of this page. Jan is currently looking at poetry construction and I'm sure you'll find what she has to say most helpful.