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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 4 – Masters)
Topic: The Writer's Life (05/13/10)

TITLE: I Hope Chocolate Wins
By Ruth Neilson
05/17/10


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Inspiration--
Coming from anywhere.
Dedication--
To write the truth.

Such is my blight
The writer's curse.
To decipher fact from fiction.
To write what I know.

Do I share the story of my grandmother?
Who's back was so bad
That we kids would vacate our seats in a flash.
So that she would have two lazy-boys...one for each cheek?

Or do I share one about the young lady--
Trapped within a crystal coffin.
Determined to live a lie
That she is perfectly fine.

Dare I tiptoe through the scriptures?
Revisiting favorite stories
Seeing them through another's eyes.
Water to wine...and crossing the red sea.

Can I mix fact with fiction?
The blonde girl from the mall.
Wonder why she's got the skinned knees?
I bet she tried to practice flying like I did.

Oh, the writer's life!
Inspiration abounds in the oddest of situations.
Perhaps, it is just a matter of finding it.
In the most unlikely of places.

Oh, the writer's life!
A rare breed, that dedication is.
Now if only, I can lure it out
Perhaps a piece of chocolate will win tonight.


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Beth LaBuff 05/20/10
I had to LOL about the "story of my grandmother?" :) Your summary statement is perfect, "Inspiration abounds in the oddest of situations." Your last line, "Perhaps a piece of chocolate will win tonight." ůsays it all! :)
Barbara Lynn Culler05/20/10
Amen to the chocolate! I agree that inspiration abounds, yet I struggle with applying the topic to the thots!
Patricia Turner05/26/10
In my book chocolate wins every time! A great humorous poem - love it!