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The Creator Within

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The Creator Within

Some days I drift aimlessly looking for inspiration 
to fuel those instinctive creative inclinations
be they astronomy, photography, music, writing, 
or any other variety of personal or professional pursuits 
that provide a sense of purpose and inner drive.  

I feel the need for creativity to stay alive.  

It's not as if I require a never-ending source of energy 
to feed the multi-layers of self-expression. 
It's just that 
as a human being I need to keep on moving forward
or suffer the consequences 
of regression. 

One might call it an obsession

With whatever it is that makes us good inside
and requires constant care and attention
like a garden where weeds reside
because it's only a matter of time before
strangulation sets in 
and all the colors in the wild flowers begin 
their slow descent to fade
and before long they're rotting 
in their own graves.

But that's not how we humans are made.   

We mere meant for greater gains 
despite our sorrows, disappointments and defeats
when we were made to find 
silver linings in the darkest of ominous clouds
even when we can hardly see somehow.

We were made to find the beauty in the beast.  

And the creator within 
keeps on searching for that illusive    
magic spark that causes us to dream 
and illuminate this world of ours 
from lonely hearts to mountain streams.  

We were made for all of this and so much more it seems.  

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  1. Date: 4/29/2013 7:39:00 AM
    A great writer

  1. Date: 3/26/2013 11:58:00 AM
    Keep searching for that spark, Terry. The world would lose out should you give up. Sadly, I've lost mine. ****Since I've lost a piece of me//no sense of creativity//inspiration's laid to bed//my muse is soundly dead.****

  1. Date: 3/23/2013 3:39:00 PM
    I also drift at times for inspiration...l like the inspirational like: silver linings in the darkest of ominous clouds. Your poem is compelling. It galvanizes the reader to embark on a journey of hope and eventual victory over life`s challenges. THUMPS-UP!