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Inspiration gone

As i stare at this paper
empty
without words
it waits for me to write
so my feelings can be heard
inspiration came often
when we were together
words flowed freely
my pen
light as a feather

Fate has a reputation
of never being wrong
it takes destiny by the hand
and grips it forever strong
now this paper
which once was alive
quietly stares back at me
with dull loose leaf eyes
it mocks me
even dares me
to write words i couldn't speak for years
but, without you
the forecast calls for emptiness
with a good chance of tears

Inspiration comes from within
your smile always gave me my start
but these days my pen lay heavy
and so quietly broken
like a roadmap of your heart
for soulmates are rare
to let one go........even worse
now this pen and paper
who once were my companions
are now the very things i curse

So i put my pen down
and tuck the paper away for the night
and maybe tomorrow
just maybe
words i couldn't speak
i'll be able to write......



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  1. Date: 12/9/2010 3:15:00 PM

    Congratulations on your win..Sara

  1. Date: 11/23/2010 9:58:00 AM

    Congratulations on your win Kurt in the "Poetry Panorama" contest hosted by Linda-Marie. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 11/22/2010 8:18:00 PM

    this one seemed one of the more imaginative of the ones I am reading. Very nicely done. Congratulations to you. Luv, Andrea

  1. Date: 11/17/2010 10:01:00 PM

    Kurt...many congrats on big win in the contest... Luv/Best wishes.... hitendra Mehta

  1. Date: 11/16/2010 4:40:00 AM

    Congratulations on this well deserved win, Kurt

  1. Date: 11/16/2010 4:04:00 AM

    Kurt, congratulations on your success in Linda's contest.. I knew why I chose it as a favorite ;) Wilma

  1. Date: 11/15/2010 4:22:00 PM

    Congrats Kurt on your success in my Poetry Panorama contest with this sweet and inspirational write and entry depicting the theme so well.. thankxxx for support of my contest luv...

  1. Date: 11/15/2010 5:18:00 AM

    Appreciate u supporting my current contest Kurt .. good luck with this terrific entry luv.. happy day..

  1. Date: 8/3/2010 1:37:00 AM

    Wow, this has to go into my favorites.. Felt like this a few months back, can totally relate bb Wilma

  1. Date: 7/6/2010 7:20:00 PM

    "The forecast calls for emptiness with a good chance of tears" -- wonderful lines, Kurt. Losing someone dear can change the nature of our writes, but your muse has certainly not abandoned you. The inspiration just produces a different message. Very nicely penned! Best wishes, Carolyn

  1. Date: 7/6/2010 7:20:00 PM

    Soup mail returned -- thank you!