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What inspires you the most?

Written on July 8, 2013
By Gail DeBole

It can start with a title
Popping into my head
After I’ve heard
Something somebody said.

Or I’m on vacation
Seeing the sights
And some type of ambiance
Hits me just right.

Or the person I know
Has a trait or hobby  so “cool”
That imagery flows through my head
Like pools of poetic drool. 

Something in my past
Pulls me backwards in time
To reflect and write 
In free verse or rhyme.

For you it may be different
What inspires you most.
The best poets in town
Can create interest in toast.

Who knows why we do this?
Why the words spill from our souls?
Are we ruled by our brain waves
to create our own form of gold?

Or do we ride our brain waves
Honing a gift from above
As we share this with others
With warmth, light and love?

Copyright © Gail DeBole

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  1. Date: 7/24/2013 5:24:00 AM
    You are right.There are many ways to be inspired to write. Nice message.

  1. Date: 7/14/2013 1:46:00 PM
    - I would say that you are a very talented poet, Gail. - This is beautiful!! - Thank you for visiting some of my poems today. (The one comment from you was posted in the wrong poem) ... but thanks anyway. - Have a great new week! - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 7/9/2013 8:25:00 PM
    This is really beautiful! Wonderful and lovely write!

  1. Date: 7/9/2013 6:37:00 AM
    Very lovely.... :) Inspiration strikes us all differently and at different times....I can relate to some of the situations you mentioned....wherever and whenever it strikes, we got to take advantage and write right away....before the magic is gone. Enjoyed this, Gail. Take care...........

  1. Date: 7/8/2013 7:12:00 PM
    I enjoyed reading this. It reminds me of a poem I've recently written that might post. Keep the pen handy

  1. Date: 7/8/2013 6:36:00 PM
    A beautiful introspective write Gail, much enjoyed xxx