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The Drought of Word

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The Drought of Word

I am empty; nothing have I now to say. 
The stream of my soul from where sentiment once flowed; now runs dry.
An unexplained drought of words I know not why.
I am in desperate need of showers of inspiration and illumination.
A thousand words I would pray; for this drought to end and once 
again take up my pen.
 Alas, my pen no longer speaks, but in silence now offends. 
 Writer's ink disappears upon a white bleached page;
the quill has nothing to lend.
 It is as though a fire shut up in my bones; a burning heat within.
My heart aches for a single drop of brilliance
as I seek for something to say, and earnestly pray for inspirational rain.
For streams of refreshing I long, OH, that the heavens would open and return 
my poetic song.

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  1. Date: 8/19/2011 7:29:00 PM
    Enjoyed reading your lament about those times that we have a dry spell.It happens to us all from time to time...Thanks for stopping by, reading, and commenting on my work..I appreciate you taking the time to do that..Sara

  1. Date: 8/19/2011 1:52:00 PM
    Ah, the old proverbial writers block which you've done well to overcome, Lori McLure. It somewhat reminds me of my own "Limbo" which you recently kindly commented on. Thanks for the pick-me-up that I desperately needed and hope this note has a similar effect on you as well. Blessings & cheers, Terry Martin

  1. Date: 8/15/2011 4:54:00 PM
    I suspect every writer feels this on occasion. Your eloquent portrayal of the drought is inspiration to me...such an amazing thing - that we all draw from the same well (of words) and yet I see the brilliance of the universe shining through other's arrangement of these words. thanks for sharing; john

    Lucas McClure Avatar Lori Lucas McClure
    Date: 8/15/2011 6:10:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you for your comments and may I pronounce a writer's blessing on both of us May our wells (soul) never be bailed dry! lol. Thank you again---Lori
  1. Date: 8/15/2011 10:26:00 AM
    Philosophical and meaningful expressions, Lori

    Lucas McClure Avatar Lori Lucas McClure
    Date: 8/15/2011 6:12:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you for all your kind comments. I've read many of your poems and you are an inspiration to me. Thank you again!--Lori
  1. Date: 8/15/2011 9:26:00 AM
    Go for a walk. Talk to people that you don't know. Think about them. There are lots of stories. Good luck. Tony

    Lucas McClure Avatar Lori Lucas McClure
    Date: 8/15/2011 6:16:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you for your advice, and I will listen the more intently to what others say. Thank you again---Lori