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

TITLE: Elusive Creativity
By Patricia Protzman
05/27/10


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Two bloodshot orbs stare at the screen
Chasing ideas comes to naught.
Mindless fiend why do you vex
Leaving me with nary a thought.

I brainstormed for hours took a walk
To search for inspiration.
A flash of light I did not see
Only angst and desperation.

I strolled along a sunny beach
espied kids and adults at play.
I fed the pigeons in the park
But not a whim came my way.

The hour is late, time to retire
My head hits the pillow I sleep.
Oh, it feels good to rest in bed
The search for a story can keep.

Up at dawn I commune with God.
My spirit revives life is good.
A cup of coffee, oatmeal will help
To fuel the brain, improve my mood.

I boot up the old computer
Click on Word a blank doc pops up.
What shall I write, Lord, show me please.
Inspire this heart fill my cup.

Synapses spark an idea forms
Why didnít I see it before?
Strong words are born the plot is sure
The story flows smoothly once more.

Thanks Lord, You rescued me again
Creativity reigns today.
Ideas run free, words make sense
As I compose and type an essay.


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Beth LaBuff 05/30/10
I had to smile at this, "Two bloodshot orbs stare at the screen..." I think you've penned exactly what the experience is for many writers. :) Nice work on this!
AnneRene' Capp 05/30/10
Yes, enjoyable read and I too, love your wittiness with the two bloodshot orbs...gave me a lol right off the get-go!
Gregory Kane06/09/10
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 pick up one or two pointers.