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An Ordinary Man

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An Ordinary Man

I want to be inspired to write
    a song people really want to sing;
I want to be inspired to compose
    a requiem for the King;
But, I’m just an ordinary man
    doing the best I can
        at writing poems
            that have no homes.

I want to be inspired to find
    a cure for this cancer thing;
I want to be inspired to reach
    out for the golden ring;
But, I’m just an ordinary man
    doing the best I can
        at getting by
            with the good old college try.

I want to be inspired to lead
    a revolutionary coup;
I want to be inspired to be
    the best at everything I do;
But, I’m just an ordinary man
    doing the best I can
        to make ends meet
            and not live on the street.

I have the motivation;
I’ll put in the perspiration;
I can give it concentration;
But, I lack the inspiration;

Inspire me.
What will it take to inspire me?

I want to be inspired to write
    a song people really want to sing;
I want to be inspired to compose
    a requiem for the King;
But, I’m just an ordinary man
    doing the best I can
        at writing poems
            that have no homes.

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  1. Date: 1/6/2012 7:31:00 PM
    Another Fav! This poem has now found a home...Ha,ha :-)

  1. Date: 11/8/2011 1:08:00 PM
    You have great aspirations, Joe. If we keep plugging away, eventually the inspiration comes. Now Alexa and I need just one more entry for our contest. How about taking some inspiration and writing for it if you haven't already. Beautiful poem! Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 11/8/2011 12:17:00 AM
    This is really nice Joe. An ordinary man doing the best he can. I am adding you as a fav poet. I hope that is okay with you?

  1. Date: 11/7/2011 2:09:00 PM
    You are doing well, I like your story and your courage too. Hugs, Vie