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About Shaz Cheesman
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Bloggers PhotoI live in a regional town out of Melbourne in Australia......I refer to this little place I live as 'Quietville' 

I am 43, although age is just a number not a definition. So I enjoy life as much as I possibly can. Writing has always been part of my life - mainly through journalling. But for the last 10 years I have especially taken an interest in writing poems......I have still a great deal to learn. Writing is my creative release.

I enjoy interacting with people and one of my favourite past times is getting involved in local amateur theatre, I enjoy playing comical and unusual characters on stage, but also enjoy coordinating and creating make-up effects for stage productions.

I need some writing inspiration!

Blog Posted:11/21/2012 9:08:00 PM
Feeling ....well actually I am 'Time Pressured' right now...and have been for some weeks and I have struggled to write a poem. ..... It's like I am suffering creative withdrawals because I have been unable to dedicate this special time for myself.

Poetry is therapeutic, its a release an opportunity to really take stock of my feelings at that given time. An outlet I crave and the inability to relax in a moment and put words from my mind and heart to paper is so frustrating. In fact I feel quite irritable about it :(

Conflicted because I know I need to dedicate myself into other things right now......but emotionally I need my creative release and cannot afford the luxury of taking that creative time. Being Time poor means I can't put the right words down that really express what I expressive freedom is restrained and so is my mind!

I need inspiration

Isn't it always the way....Work/Life balance....we all strive to achieve it and often it's too late when we do because we have missed out on so much in the mean time.

What do you do to inspire yourself?

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  1. Date: 11/23/2012 9:21:00 PM
    Hi! I take simple things happening around me and comically blow them out of proportion... Or my hubby will tell me something silly, and I run with it further still... I hope your time lets you write more... Let your mind soar on a normal topic of your life... Think about it for a few days... Then sit down when you have a few quiet moments and let your mind run away with a story poem... Then I usually shorten it for a more dramatic effect and pick a form to fit it into. Your friend. Carol

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    Cheesman Avatar Shaz Cheesman Date: 11/23/2012 11:25:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Carol.......thank you for your fact you have all had some great tips for me to ponder ...maybe I should write my next poem in dedication to inspiring friends :)
  1. Date: 11/23/2012 6:31:00 AM
    Certain writers inspire me, perhaps you need to read and not to write until you stock up on thoughts and images> Light & Love

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    Cheesman Avatar Shaz Cheesman Date: 11/23/2012 11:23:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hi Debbie.....yes I do need to read more and not necessarily write....and be comfortable with that too. xo there is much in the way of ideas throught the words of others that trigger one's own thoughts to another path.
  1. Date: 11/22/2012 4:32:00 PM
    my smile,,, :-)... pd

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    Cheesman Avatar Shaz Cheesman Date: 11/23/2012 11:20:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    actually i think alot could be written about your smile...well what i imagine Pd.......i think you would have many forms of smiles because you are so vibrant, bold, caring and you don't mind a risk or two.......shaz
  1. Date: 11/22/2012 9:46:00 AM
    I agree with Andrea and try keeping pen and paper next to your bed and as you start relaxing and nothing else is competing for your time and there is no guilt---let your mind slip off poetically and if something seems wonderful write it down---at the very least, the spark of an inspiration that you can elaborate on at another time.

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    Cheesman Avatar Shaz Cheesman Date: 11/23/2012 11:18:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    yes instead of hittin gbed when im over tired....manage to get there earlier and just slip into the comfort with pen and paper at hand - thank you Craig :)
  1. Date: 11/22/2012 7:19:00 AM
    I just need a good challenge from Soup. More than 90 percent what I write comes from here!!! that is why I am thankful for the inspiration of the contests! the person who said to write when one is extremely happy or sad, that does not work for me. However, what they said about nature, yes, a good nature scene is inspiring. Also, i get inspiration from touching scenes of movies!

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    Cheesman Avatar Shaz Cheesman Date: 11/23/2012 11:17:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    ThankU Andrea - i do think maybe I need to get my inspiration from the community which is all laid out in words before my eyes lol....
  1. Date: 11/22/2012 6:58:00 AM
    the best time to write a good poem is when you are extremely happy or extremely put your self in the write moood to write a good can gain inspirations espacially when you hang out at the pool side or at a nice environment with nature......that beauty of such land scape could give you an inspiration to write a beautiful poem and dont forget to keep practicing contentiously...i have also experience what you are feeling now and this was the therapy i used

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  1. Date: 11/22/2012 12:44:00 AM
    Hi Shaz go to the poetry forms here on soup and choose a form you have never written in before then choose a theme you have never written about and hey presto ....a poem will evolve....David

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    Cheesman Avatar Shaz Cheesman Date: 11/23/2012 11:16:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thats true....a poetry form would give me a different focus and a surprising result maybe.....and i would learn something new too :) Thanks David

My Past Blog Posts

Hello Soupers
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Soup Mail
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Lovely to be back at P.S
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A question for P.S Goers
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My Recent Poems

Date PostedPoem TitleFormCategories
7/6/2014How You Opened My CoverFree versefaith,love,trust,truth,
7/6/2014All in the SilenceFree verseemotions,
7/6/2014A Just Me MomentFree verseabsence,longing,love,
7/6/2014Deep TalkingFree versedeep,
7/6/2014The DoorFree versehappiness,
7/6/2014In the Silence of the Night SkyFree verseabsence,sleep,
4/20/2014Embarrassed SunFree versesun,
4/20/2014NoteFree versejourney,
4/20/2014When Words Fall OutFree versewords,
4/20/2014Perfume and CologneFree versetogether,
4/20/2014Sentence pause and dot dot dotFree versefeelings,love,memory,
4/20/2014When She DancesFree versedance,happiness,journey,
4/20/2014Between Sleep and DreamFree versedream,sleep,
4/20/2014Come Walk with MeFree versebeach,beautiful,together,
4/20/2014You are PoetryFree versewords,
4/20/2014Because of YouFree verselight,love,
10/5/2013Dance with MeFree versefriendship,happiness,how
9/7/2013Distance - Each Time We meetFree verseabsence,emotions,feelings
9/7/2013The Eyes Have ItFree versetruth,visionary,wisdom,
9/7/2013Circle of LifeFree versehappiness,life,
7/21/2013ABC - FeelingsABCfeelings,
7/20/2013KissDiminished Hexaversekiss,
7/19/2013Little Girl RisingFree versefear,loneliness,pain,stre
7/13/2013Sheets of LoveFree versehow i feel,love,missing y
7/13/2013How You Make Me FeelFree verseheart,
7/13/2013All of MeFree versefeelings,freedom,
7/13/2013Mirror and MeFree verseintrospection,visionary,
7/12/2013TimeFree versedevotion,emotions,heart,l
7/12/2013Energise MeFree versefeelings,light,peace,stre
7/12/20132 People in SyncFree versefeelings,friendship,
7/12/2013Beauty of InsecurityFree versebeautiful,innocence,
7/12/2013CourageFree versecourage,devotion,love,
7/12/2013RealisedFree verseheart,love,
7/12/2013BecauseFree verseaddiction,
3/29/2013FlashbackFree verselost love,love,
3/29/2013Find Me - Locked withinFree verseimagination,introspection
3/29/2013World - Just you and MeFree verselove,me,
3/29/2013CompleteFree verselove,
2/8/2013Your Words from WithinFree verseimagination,love,poetry,
2/5/2013All Wrapped up in RedFree verseimagination,red,
2/5/2013Until ThenLight Poetryintrospection,love,me,lov
1/29/2013Sounds of YouFree verselove,
1/25/2013No Mother Nature TodayFree verseimagination,
1/19/2013A Pleasure, As AlwaysFree verseimagination,passion,desir
1/19/2013Til we next meetFree verseimagination,me,
1/19/2013Between the LinesFree verseimagination,love,passion,
12/8/2012Flying in my DreamsFree versedream,freedom,
12/8/2012Just one of many thingsFree versedark,fear,journey,sad,hea
12/2/2012Questionku 5 - 8Haikulife,
12/2/2012Questionku 1 - 4Haikuon writing and words,
12/2/2012Questionku 4Haikuon writing and words,
12/2/2012Questionku 3Haikuon writing and words,
12/2/2012Questionku 2Haikuon writing and words,
12/2/2012Questionku 1Haikuon writing and words,
12/2/2012The Eyes See AllLight Poetryvisionary,
12/2/2012Emotions Like KnotsRhymeintrospection,life,places
12/1/2012Child withinFree versefear,
10/20/2012Brave EnoughFree versefear,love,me,love,me,
10/16/2012Make - BelieveRhymeimagination,words,charact
10/14/2012Toilet TalkFree versefunny,imagination,
10/6/2012Whiteness Free versefunny,imagination,light,l
10/4/2012The Quandary of DanRhymehappiness,on writing and
10/3/2012He who offers me SunFree verselove,me,
10/3/2012Diamonds in your EyesFree versefriendship,hope,love,
10/2/2012Rude, Drunken PenFree verseimagination,me,
10/2/2012Just a basic - BIOBioon writing and words,
10/2/2012Come paint with meLight Poetryadventure,art,happiness,i
10/1/2012Colours of LifeFree verseimagination,life,visionar
9/30/2012Something SpecialFree verseloss,
9/30/2012Living CanvasFree verseimagination,
9/30/2012ContagiousFree versehappiness,happy,happy,smi
6/1/2012DREAMFree versefear,visionary,body,
5/31/2012You are AloneFree verseloss,lost love,life,life,
5/31/2012In this one momentFree versehappiness,inspirational,u
5/29/2012Rose PetalsFree verseart,imagination,
5/29/2012Just WordsFree verseinspirational,
5/27/2012Better the devil you knowI do not know?imagination,
5/27/2012What r u looking forFree versefriendship,love,day,
5/26/2012SuddenlyFree verseintrospection,life,love,j
5/26/2012Poetry ZestFree verseon writing and words,me,
5/25/2012Just pages of UFree verserecovery from...,
5/25/2012AddictionFree verseintrospection,addiction,m
5/25/2012His only saviourFree verselost love,passion,lost,lo
5/25/2012Eyes looking back at meFree verseintrospection,life,me,me,
5/24/2012It's wicked U knowFree verseimagination,social,
5/24/2012WatcherI do not know?fantasy,passion,me,fantas
5/24/2012Bipolar HighI do not know?inspirational,on writing
5/24/2012When I am not meFree verseintrospection,
5/23/20122D LifeI do not know?fear,world,heart,heart,
5/23/2012Trusted ExistanceI do not know?introspection,
5/23/2012Soul MateI do not know?love,
5/23/2012Perfect Mother NatureI do not know?imagination,nature,
5/23/2012A walk on the wild sideLight Poetryimagination,introspection
5/21/2012Love equals LifeLight Poetrylife,love,me,earth,me,
5/20/2012My Night - Your DayLight Poetryfantasy,love,time,day,nig
5/20/2012A book with no endLight Poetryon writing and words,me,p
5/20/20123 Equals OneRhymevisionary,

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Fav Poems

Poem TitleFormCategories
Unempathetic MeRhymedevotion,friendship,girlf
Those Who ShineRhymeinspirational,introspecti
Love Poem - 29Free verselife,love,passion,peace,w
THE R-O-S-EAcrosticlove,
Living on PoetryFree versehappiness,on writing and
Rocking By DecreeRhymelife,
Just A KissRhymeimagination,love,
Choice WordsRhymelife,people,
Homeless WordsRhymelife,on writing and words
Behind Those Beautiful EyesVersefear,life,sad,beautiful,b
When The Glass Is EmptyRhymelost love,sad,love,
Soup AddictQuatrainfood,funny,
Can IRhymelife,
Blowing A Kiss To YouRhymefood,funny,kiss,
The search Inside-CollabRhymeintrospection,world,heart
Valentine's HopeRhymeme,time,
Me and My BedFree verseintrospection,life,sound,
I know MondayRhymelife,
Separate Ways-CollabRhymelost love,love,
Not BrokenSenryudedication,love,recovery
Answerku 3Questionkufantasy,
A crumb of cheeseVersefunny,
This Thing We Call LifeRhymefeelings,friendship,

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