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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Inspiration/Block (for the writer) (05/20/10)

TITLE: Blindsided
By Sandra Fischer
05/24/10


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Fingers poised on keys I wait
And hope and pray - beg, actually, for
Phrases brilliantly fused to flow
From mind and digitally march
In perfect symmetry upon the page

Nothing comes. The mind is numb.
No inspirations tucked between the
Minutes of my mundane day,
Waiting for my hands to ply them
Loose and sculpt them into form.

Earlier, a cardinal woke me with his song
Trilling forth his daybreak greeting - Ta Da!
Soon, a chorus of wren and chickadee
Joins in, as if the day needs nothing more
Except to sing and flit about in feathered glee.

I stumble out of bed and make the coffee
Extra strong to jump-start my right brain
Into creative motion. From the open window
The sweet smell of gardenia comes -
Floating toward me on fresh-morn zephyr.

I see bees hovering in leaves of holly tree,
Buzzing in profuse pollinating pleasure.
Suddenly, two Sulphurs dance by - fluttering
Their golden-winged happiness, landing
Touch-and-go on petals sparkling with dew.

I trudge reluctantly to the computer,
Hoping for an e-mail to magically unlock
The vestiges of a muse imprisoned
In the ho-hum cells of my blocked brain.
I find two forwards and fifteen spam.

One forward is filled with breathtaking
Photographs - ice-covered canyons and
Desert sands sculpted by God,
Ribbons of northern lights aglow -
Bending in palette waves of color.

The other forward - an ad for struggling writers:
“How to Remove the Blinds from
The Inspiration Windows of Your Mind
In Five Easy Steps - Guaranteed.”
Desperate - I click the banner to sign up.


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Margaret Kearley 05/28/10
Really good, great title too. How sad - to choose to go with the ad, rather than the inspiration of God's wonderful creation! But how true to life that is!
Margaret Kearley 06/03/10
So glad this did so well - well done!
Joan Campbell06/03/10
Congratulations on your 3rd place EC. It's lovely to see that a more modern format of poem (unryhmed) such as this can do so very well on FW. Great job!
Mona Purvis06/03/10
Sandra, you almost made top billing with this wonderful piece that is so on topic and beautifully written.
2nd place EC!!
Congrats.

Mona
Mona Purvis06/03/10
Correction: 2nd place Masters, 3rd place EC
just wonderful.

Mona
Rachel Phelps06/03/10
This poem is amazing. Congratulations on your EC!
Beth LaBuff 06/04/10
I had to smile at the inspiration all around, and loved this, :) "I stumble out of bed and make the coffee -- Extra strong to jump-start my right brain.." Super congrats on your level award AND editor's choice!!
Jan Ackerson 01/21/11
Sandra, I'm going to feature this in the Front Page Showcase for the week of February 14. Look for it on the FaithWriters home page--and congratulations!