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Tap Tap

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Tap Tap

TAP TAP (A Writer's Contemplation)


Tap, tap. I promptly turned to view.
and felt somehow it could be you.
Where have you been, I tersely cried?
... 'Here' just here' -it seemed she lied.
'I was afraid! Where did I go wrong,  
that you, your twin were long time gone?

Silence. Like a slumberous dream
I held back from a silent scream
Without you, life is hard to bear. 
You brighten days with ideas to share.

Why do you come from nowhere seen,
to tempt me with your wiles extreme?
Then fade away to my lament, 
I know it was not your intent
to have me struggle so.

As my thoughts so slowly form,  
without your help, can they be born?
Or just languish in a potless stew , 
sunk to the depth of bitter brew.

You rise and in an instants flair
remind me that you're fully there
with a tap tap so lightly put, 
like a kitten's soft insistent foot
upon my reverie.

Still I should thank you if I must
although it seems a breach of trust
When I need you, you're not here
and with your sibling disappear.

So please, please stay I must implore. 
I'll keep for you an open door.
for you my mistress, inspiration
and your twin muse imagination,.


C.A.K. 1-5-2012 Revised 4-12-2013

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  1. Date: 4/27/2014 2:09:00 AM
    Hi Allan,... CONGRATULATIONS:) on having your poem featured on the soups HOME PAGE. Goodnight poet friend <3 =LINDA

  1. Date: 4/22/2014 3:34:00 PM
    Keeps the reader following along nicely and great use of words. Great work Allan

    Koven Avatar Allan Koven
    Date: 4/22/2014 4:38:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Donald. I appreciate your comments.
  1. Date: 10/16/2013 4:04:00 PM
    The "muses" they be fickle and sometimes a tease that just tickles (lol) and then runs and hides, never saying good bye... They be playing hide and seek with myself at this time. Enjoyed your write as well, thanks for leading me here to this one and for your time visiting my poem.

  1. Date: 9/23/2013 7:15:00 PM
    I love it..it has a beautiful rhythm and the words gel so well trogether

    Koven Avatar Allan Koven
    Date: 9/23/2013 7:32:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Evrod, With contemplation along for the ride comes inspiration and for the moment, that is all that matters.
  1. Date: 9/20/2013 9:32:00 AM
    this poem is deep and thought provoking. each line keeps the reader intrigued and interested. nicely done

  1. Date: 9/19/2013 6:12:00 PM
    great write...I often wonder why she comes at the most inconvenient times sometimes and other times as if on command...and then falls silent and hides for a bit! you have captured the muse and writing well :)

  1. Date: 8/30/2013 4:06:00 PM
    Excellent, loved every word. So well done.

    Koven Avatar Allan Koven
    Date: 8/31/2013 6:24:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you, Scott. Where do we find inspiration? Somewhere deep inside where creativity dwells. Allan
  1. Date: 8/22/2013 4:46:00 PM
    Another terrific read and another well-crafted piece. I just adore your style. I am not easily impressed (especially with poetry), but you and many others have impressed me beyond my expectations. Well done, my friend :)

  1. Date: 6/4/2013 11:05:00 PM
    Allan, wow... wow... must i say more... sensual.. plus more... Linda

  1. Date: 5/23/2013 4:25:00 PM
    This poem could be meant in so many ways.Very nice.thank you for your visit and kind comment.take care