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Inspired Words-Poem

Crazy
I was in a terrible state of mind today searching
for the first
few paragraphs of inspired words I’d wrote yesterday.
Frantically
pouring over my
sticky notes, emails, and unpublished blog drafts. I couldn’t find them.
Dejected,
I figure I’d better start writing them again. I felt
punished,
but I persevered and forced myself to: forget about it.
In my mind I knew they weren’t
as good as the
inspired
ones. I shrugged my shoulder and said, oh well, and left it at that.
Whaddya know,
when I opened
up my phone notes—
There they were!
Elated
I compared the two drafts
the lost ones are what I needed. (I knew it all along)
Nothing can substitute one’s
inspired words.

San Francisco

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The Tale Of A Lemon Poem

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I read a poem

About a lemon.

It was lovely and well

Thought out.

The lemon becomes

The focus of the

Poets meticulous attention.

Slowly,

the yellow tart

Rind is peeled—

Infusing his words

With a garden’s summer

Fragrance.

The poet then squeezes the

Luscious fruit of all it’s

Meaning, filling my

Pristine white cup

To the brim.

Lifting up the vessel, I

Thank God for the sustenance,

And drink until

I became perfectly sated.

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Inspired by Pablo Neruda’s

A LEMON

Inspired

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One thing I’ve discovered

Something very important,

That when you’re inspired, you must write it down.

Come hell or high water,

What’s important is that you’re words

Be recorded or you’ll regret it.

Inspired words don’t always come around.