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Prisoner of words I am Chained in a cellar of sentences .... no .... lines I'm a poet, I think images think metaphors similes Prisoner of words locked up in brainless nights where only dreams rule blind wanderer between spoken sentences arms outstretched until they meet a wall a fork to scratch what needs to be written Prisoner of words in a world that wants stories quick media fast food not the chewy kind not the slow cooking sort not umami not duende I am a prisoner of words I wouldn't want it otherwise. *** August 3, 2017 Copyright © Darren White

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Date: 8/28/2017 4:52:00 PM
Me neither Darren. This is a terrific piece of work. It is work writing poems; of the nose to grind stone kind.
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Date: 8/7/2017 12:01:00 PM
So true...Now I'm a prisoner when my intentions were a mere curiosity to improve my short story writings...Blessings...Thanks for sharing...Have a nice day
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Darren White
Date: 8/8/2017 2:41:00 AM
Thank you Arturo :)
Date: 8/6/2017 5:00:00 PM
Just adore this, my friend, everything about it, and I'm fav-ing! Yet words have set me FREE!!! Ah, another dichotomy ... the glorious ambiguity of the creative spirit!
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Darren White
Date: 8/7/2017 12:35:00 AM
Isn't it.... don't you just love dichotomies?
Date: 8/6/2017 1:11:00 PM
This is brilliant, Darren. When I get an idea it nags away at me until I have worked it out. Love the layout. // Barry.
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Darren White
Date: 8/7/2017 12:35:00 AM
Thanks Barry :)
Date: 8/4/2017 6:47:00 PM
I jot down lines in my notes whenever I can. Sometimes I may see something that brings a thought to mind. Great write. :)
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Date: 8/5/2017 2:09:00 AM
Thanks Carol :)
Date: 8/4/2017 2:38:00 PM
incredibly crafted, darren... better to withhold the ink when words don't matter at all... super!..huggs
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Date: 8/5/2017 2:08:00 AM
Thanks Nette :)
Date: 8/4/2017 12:53:00 PM
Never have a pen when I need it, good one Darren...
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Darren White
Date: 8/4/2017 12:59:00 PM
Hah, thanks Charlie.
Date: 8/4/2017 10:12:00 AM
Yes! I have gotten up in the middle of the night to write down a line or an entire poem, because you have to heed the call, otherwise it's gone. Love the phrase "prisoner of words" - it's so apt.
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Date: 8/4/2017 12:58:00 PM
Haha, yeah, isn't it Agnes. Also isn't it strange how our minds wake us from sleep prompting us that we need to jot something down?
Date: 8/4/2017 9:52:00 AM
Excellent pen my friend, I love your words :) hugs dear poet mo
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Darren White
Date: 8/4/2017 12:57:00 PM
Thanks ma mo :)
Date: 8/4/2017 9:47:00 AM
Lovely! Know the feeling.
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Darren White
Date: 8/4/2017 12:57:00 PM
Hehe, yeah, the mark of true poets :)
Date: 8/4/2017 7:16:00 AM
You have a unique way with them. Beautiful my friend.
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Darren White
Date: 8/4/2017 12:56:00 PM
Thanks my friend :)
Date: 8/4/2017 4:53:00 AM
3 in the morning.Sitting on edge of bed. "What on earth are you doing ?" says my wife." I'm writing a poem" I say. "Oh no , not again" she says. And yes, the words would be gone by morning light. You've expressed it beautifully. Well done.
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Darren White
Date: 8/4/2017 5:01:00 AM
Oh Peter, that is so familiar, it makes me smile :) That's how it works, doesn't it .
Date: 8/4/2017 4:01:00 AM
Oh so true Darren when a poem comes into my head I have to grab a scrap of paper or a notepad to write it down or its lost forever:-)It's not so bad now but when I first started writing I would wake in the middle of the night and have to write my thoughts :-) hugs jan xx
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Darren White
Date: 8/4/2017 5:00:00 AM
Oh Jan, never any escape, I still write my word every night as soon as I wake up, or else I will forget....
Date: 8/4/2017 3:50:00 AM
- So true, the words are there 24 hours a day - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Darren White
Date: 8/4/2017 4:59:00 AM
No escape, Anne-Lise :)
Date: 8/4/2017 3:07:00 AM
I can totally relate to this. We often don't have a choice when inspiration knocks. You are a true poet my friend. ; )
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Darren White
Date: 8/4/2017 4:58:00 AM
Absolutely true, no choice whatsoever, thank you Connie :)