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A Scolding from My Muse

For Miranda Lambert’s “Inspired” contest
By Carolyn Devonshire

I wanted to write for this contest;
But my muse was staging a protest.
     “Take me to the sea,” it pled,
     “In this house, I languish, dead;
Put me in touch with nature, a forest.”

“Don’t stare at a screen, confined by walls;
Locked inside, my inspiration falls.
     Surely there’s a babbling brook
     Or a valley’s overlook.
Give me something to work with,” muse calls.

“If you fail to respond, I’ll attack
As you’re sleeping in a room black.
     Thoughts you will never recall
     Cannot upon your page fall;
Without me you’re nothing but a hack!”

Copyright © Carolyn Devonshire

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  1. Date: 7/28/2011 9:09:00 PM
    Love limericks Carolyn and this is great.

  1. Date: 6/29/2011 5:40:00 PM
    UT OH! tough muse! Congrad's on your win. Light & Love

  1. Date: 6/28/2011 2:27:00 PM
    So cute and very creative. Congratulations. Love, Vie

  1. Date: 6/27/2011 8:53:00 PM
    Love it..SO creative are you..Congrats on the win..

  1. Date: 6/27/2011 7:50:00 PM
    a big congrats for this one. probably one of the funniest, Carolyn.

  1. Date: 6/27/2011 5:00:00 PM
    Creative ....Congrats..Sara

  1. Date: 6/27/2011 12:25:00 PM
    Congratulations on your win in Miranda's "Inspired" contest Carolyn. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 6/27/2011 11:26:00 AM
    Congratulations Carolyn on your win with this wonderful write, I enjoyed the read. Caryl

  1. Date: 6/27/2011 7:30:00 AM
    I love this! Congratulations on your win! So clever!

  1. Date: 6/27/2011 6:14:00 AM
    My congratulations on the win in the contest of Miranda, Carolyn

  1. Date: 6/26/2011 8:18:00 PM
    congrats on your win in the contest. cory

  1. Date: 6/25/2011 1:07:00 PM
    Your muse is quite busy hey?? You had me smiling with these series of limerick Carolyn, all the best for the contest, love wilma

  1. Date: 6/25/2011 1:01:00 PM
    Enyoyed the way you describe your work with inspiration of your muse, Carolyn.. glad i checked your work out, am thinking of you.!

  1. Date: 6/25/2011 11:43:00 AM
    Sometimes the fuse can light the muse eh Caolyn - great thoughts on the intricisies of writing.

  1. Date: 6/25/2011 10:56:00 AM
    Of the muse you must keep track or become nothing but a hack. Poetry by Austinfellow. Now don't ya be scolding. I really dig your poem. Hope you are doing better with the health problem. Love, daver

  1. Date: 6/25/2011 3:52:00 AM
    Best of luck in Miranda's contest with this nicely penned contribution, dear Carolyn! I hope that you'll enjoy an relaxing weekend!...Love, Gert

  1. Date: 6/24/2011 6:47:00 PM
    You are hardly a hack. You are beatiful and talented. I hope that you are feelinf well! Send me Soup Mail! My best always! I have been both real busy and real distracted. Love, Gerard!

  1. Date: 6/24/2011 2:30:00 PM
    LOL, hope you obliged your muse and took her somewhere she enjoyed : )

  1. Date: 6/24/2011 12:44:00 PM
    wonderful write, enjoyed this one good luck in contest.

  1. Date: 6/24/2011 10:47:00 AM
    Wonderful! I enjoyed your conflict with Muse.It's quite exceptional,dear friend