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A Barren Road

I tread the barren road alone
in eerie twilight dusk,
for all the seeds my mind has sown
they profit only husk,
just empty shells, from fervent toil
that cause my fevered brow to boil,
just empty shells,
just empty shells
lie scattered over arid soil.

I search the barren road alone,
fine sifting through the dust,
for just a hint that words have grown
from  inspiration’s lust.
No verse is found amidst the dark
and silenced is the singing lark,
no verse is found
no verse is found
as desolation doubts the spark.

I plough the barren road alone
to delve within my soul,
through thorny bramble overgrown
creation takes a stroll.
A hint of rhyme amongst the trees
begins to stir a stagnant breeze,
a hint of rhyme
a hint of rhyme
now whispers soft, my dreams to tease.

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  1. Date: 7/1/2011 6:12:00 AM
    Absolutely lovely, nice rhyming, nice meter, I like the double line in each verse. really enjoyed.

  1. Date: 12/14/2010 8:36:00 AM
    Thanks for your comments, Sharon :) & haha! me, a naughty girl?!? I don't even know that other meaning of "grounded" lol!! & I think I should start going barefoot more ;) I hope to see more new writes from you :) Have a good week :D hugs nikko :) P.S. love those cards!! :)

  1. Date: 12/12/2010 11:27:00 AM
    Very nice write on writers block which we all feel at times..sorry I misse this one earlier... thanks for all your sweet comments...with love Michael

  1. Date: 12/12/2010 6:55:00 AM
    It's only natural to have writer's block sometimes...But your write on this subject is written so beautifully, so you're not really having a writer's block, are you?:) Hugs, Emilia

  1. Date: 12/5/2010 11:46:00 AM
    When you do find inspiration, it always turns into a Gem. You do have a wonderful way with using words in your poetry. Thank you so much for your kind comments on 'Like a Pebble on the Beach' So many of my poems have been influenced by music, and I hope it continues >> James :)

  1. Date: 12/5/2010 9:40:00 AM
    I sure am sorry I missed this beauty about writer's block earlier but happy I read this now-- I think I now want to visit that barren road myself if it means I can write as beautifully as you-- those refrains are really like lyrics & I love reading this aloud in my head (uh-oh does that sound weird?) I just really like how this flowed so well. You just never cease to amaze me Sharon! Have a good week! & off to sleep I go for now, hugs-- nikko :)

  1. Date: 11/17/2010 2:20:00 PM
    What a nice metaphor you have penned with this nice form. Not much seen on the PS for a while, Sharon

  1. Date: 11/16/2010 8:09:00 PM
    Very intense write Sharon.. great rhyming sequence as well.. luv.. noticed your contest closed a while ago .. looking forward to your winners list ... if u need any help let me know OK?

  1. Date: 11/16/2010 7:25:00 PM
    What a deep and compelling poem, Sharon! You have certainly found your inspiration from nature and I like the way you relate it to your life. Awesome form too. The repeating lines near the end of each verse create a melodic quality. Great work! Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 11/16/2010 4:48:00 PM
    enjoyed reading your work!