WHEN INSPIRATION FLIES AWAY

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When Inspiration Flies Away

The sun goes down, I sit with my pen
In the darkness of my den.

There in the pot is the ink,
All that’s left is for me to think.

So here I am at the table –
Thoughts shaky and unstable,
My nib is sharpened to write
And the paper is white

The nib is in the ink;
The ink, the nib did drink,
Yet the paper remains white.
Only the widening stain is its blight.

Shall I write of flowers –
That withers with the hours?
Or of men who care not for their kind
Planting seeds of evil in their mind?

I know not, so I wait,
While my mind tries to create.

The sun is coming up again –
And still I hold my pen in vain!

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  1. Uzoma – 9ja, where else? – Hello, there. I'm Uzo. I'm an African writer, artist, and industrial chemist. My love for writing stories, sharing, and meeting people have led me to starting my own blog. I invite you to take a trip with me into the African society via my African tales/short stories and African arts (as much as I can flesh out). On 85 degrees, you will also find some bite-sized poems. Feel free to comment on whatever that piques your interest. If you'd like to send me a private message, you can do so via the email displayed on the top left corner of my profile. I meela (Thank you).
    Uzoma says:

    Arrgh! Writer’s block. How I hate it! I still experience it anyways.

    You’ve pulled another interesting read; one every writer (poet/non-poet) can identify with. Here is my favorite:

    “The nib is in the ink;
    The ink, the nib did drink,
    Yet the paper remains white.
    Only the widening stain is its blight.” —-Vivid, Smooth!

    Oh, I still chuckle at the picture you chose for this post. It surely fits!

    1. Kukogho Iruesiri Samson – Abuja, Nigeria – I am a media professional with experience in multimedia journalism, book publishing, content creation, web management, public relations, media relations, social media management, and client relationship management. My interests include multi-platform content creation and management, media relations, digital and print publishing, and youth-oriented social services. I am open to middle-level positions in organizations that encourage innovation.
      Kukogho Samson says:

      the picture got me too…thanks for reading

      1. Uzoma – 9ja, where else? – Hello, there. I'm Uzo. I'm an African writer, artist, and industrial chemist. My love for writing stories, sharing, and meeting people have led me to starting my own blog. I invite you to take a trip with me into the African society via my African tales/short stories and African arts (as much as I can flesh out). On 85 degrees, you will also find some bite-sized poems. Feel free to comment on whatever that piques your interest. If you'd like to send me a private message, you can do so via the email displayed on the top left corner of my profile. I meela (Thank you).
        Uzoma says:

        My pleasure as always…

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