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Weary writer

The truth is I have nothing important to say 
The world keeps on spinning day after day 
My opinion means squat smoldering away like a boiling pot 
I speak of events and worldly causes 
Not even an interested peep or cunning applause's
OK I know you say what makes you so different anyway? 
Well I speak of truth; I speak in rhythm and rhyme
I speak of happiness, I speak of borrow time 
I speak of familiarity, OK maybe I’m a little out of line 
But what I really hope is that my words bring a connection
During such a peculiar worldly decline, or perhaps resurrection  
Yes the streets are filled with flooded faces 
Each one bearing the loneliness from inner places 
Maybe just one victim of my written test 
How shallow and harden is my lily-white breast 
My tongue swaggers hot and cold, 
Stop laughing I’ know I’m growing old 
But I’m afraid I can’t end this given fight 
No rest for the weary and this inkwell tonight 
The truth is I have nothing important to say 
The world keeps on spinning day after day 


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  1. Date: 3/17/2010 9:02:00 PM
    very nice just remember without a writer to scibe the truth will die. document all that you see always

  1. Date: 8/1/2009 5:10:00 AM
    I think you said a lot in these lines. I know to us it seems like we've hit a roadblock but trust me someone is reading. You can see that from all of your reviews.

  1. Date: 7/31/2009 9:07:00 AM
    Awesome write here, Laura !! I think we all experience the ennui writing can bring ... I've written about how difficult and seemingly meaningless it can be however, trust that your words do touch many folks here at the Soup who may not always comment !! Just keep writing, Laura ... its great to have you a part of the mix ... smile ...

  1. Date: 7/23/2009 7:08:00 PM
    I don't believe you for a moment, that you don't have anything important to say. The thing is you said a lot in this poem people need to wake up and smell the coffee. When you speak the truth that means a lot! I tell you the truth, it's people who think they aren't important, that I am more drawn to listen to. God bless you, Moses

  1. Date: 7/23/2009 9:48:00 AM
    harder to not miss one of your writes or anyones else's either. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 7/23/2009 9:46:00 AM
    Now now Laura come now get out of your funk. You always have something to say believe me. Sometimes as we are reading up a day of poetry a poem or two seems to get lost in the cracks. When someone posts 20 or more poems some of our poetry is never seen. I always try to look through a large posting and make sure none are lost but I know I have missed some even then. When there are big posting like that I only read one of them because I think we all need to be read. Keep writing I will try cont.

  1. Date: 7/23/2009 8:32:00 AM
    You have much to say, Laura, and you say it in your own unique voice. We all read and appreciate your poems, even if we don't post comments to them all. Please don't stop writing - us oldies (?) have a lot to say, and not so much time left to get it said.

  1. Date: 7/22/2009 5:44:00 PM
    I guess every poet wants to have their messages heard. Sometimes it is very disappointing when no one shows interest or makes the proper connection to the poet's intent. Nonetheless, we plug forward, wondering if we really have anything "important to say." This is a sad but true reflection of the poet's angst, Laura. Nicely written -- straight from the heart. Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 7/22/2009 5:41:00 PM
    Each of us has to write...simply for the sake of letting the words escape....sometimes those words are profound, sometimes we have nothing important to say. But ... sure does feel cleansing to unleash, and create...so the act itself is a worthy effort! Aren't we lucky to have a forum such as this? You have opened up a good discussion with your poem, Laura! ~ Carrie

  1. Date: 7/22/2009 5:39:00 PM
    soup mail

  1. Date: 7/22/2009 5:13:00 PM
    "borrowed time"..and "hardened" ...we all know the futileity of what we do...we do it anyway....we have to...steam from a kettle of ...??...anyway...good concept!!! and you are not old! Light & Love