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The Creative Process

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The Creative Process



Writing just for the sake of writing alone Will never appear as sincere Should be spontaneous free flowing verse Simple rules with which to adhere You'll soon experience the creative passion Flowing unimpeded through your veins Soaring to the heavens on a gentle zephyr Feelings of exaltation will reign No other words describe it so simply Just write when the feelings surge A simple prompt and off to the heavens Reacting to the signs that urge To the uninspired I offer condolences Can't imagine a life without rhyme A rudderless ship cast adrift on the ocean Oblivious to a world so sublime So writing for the sake of writing alone Sure won't appear as sincere Hopefully the urge will hit you one day You'll know this passion I hold dear © Jack Ellison 2013

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  1. Date: 8/6/2013 10:00:00 PM
    Reading Mustapha's comment up here...I've realized and got to say that you are definitely one of my favorite poets on the site as well. It is so clear that you want to inspire others, you want to show others the very thing that you rather live doing.. and the way to inspire it seems is through lightheartedness and love--you've got it all and more, a sweet message my friend. Always,Laura

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 8/7/2013 6:04:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    How sweet is that my dear Laura lady! How can I thank you? You are the sweetest dear friend! From the heart, love and hugs, Jack xoxoxox
  1. Date: 8/5/2013 5:34:00 AM
    To the uninspired I express condolences..lol.I'm thoroughly impressed by your work Jack.You're now officially one of my favorite poets here.This was awesome.

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 8/5/2013 7:54:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    WOW! I am really honoured my friend. There are many many great poets here and to be considered one of your favourites is a great honour! Thank you!!!
  1. Date: 8/4/2013 5:48:00 PM
    This is really great! It's just like a poem I wrote on the Philosophy of Writing. You should check it out.

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 8/4/2013 9:15:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    You are a sweetie, Miss April... and I will definitely check out your Philosophy of Writing! Big hugs, Jack xoxox
  1. Date: 8/3/2013 8:31:00 PM
    What an ingenious write my friend! This is a fantastic writing about writing! I really enjoyed reading this lovely poem this evening! What a pleasant piece, Great Work!!

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 8/4/2013 9:21:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Youse guys are the greatest! Every single day, you and Carol make me feel soooo good!
  1. Date: 8/3/2013 11:57:00 AM
    Dragon said to tell you...As he breathes in and he breathes out... His breathe... helps keep me a float... But you my friend are our muse... that helps send our hearts, to give it... it's amazing notes...

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 8/4/2013 9:19:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    WOW! A great big thank you my dear Miss Carol! Gonna save this one! Love ya! Hugs, Jack xoxoxox
  1. Date: 8/3/2013 8:47:00 AM
    Jack.....my sentiments EXACTLY! :) WOW! SO impressed by this write! Good for you, my dear....hugs

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 8/4/2013 9:17:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Coming from you Teach, sure means a whole big bunch! Thank you sweet lady... big hugs and much love, Jack-o xoxox
  1. Date: 8/3/2013 8:03:00 AM
    Jack you captured the essence of writing perfectly, it is like breathing, and it sometimes begins with just one word, well done, Constance

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 8/3/2013 8:04:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    You kind words are much appreciated this fine morning... thanks a bunch! Hugs, Jack xoxoxox