|Reviewed by Terry Robertson
|AMEN! This is so true of any writer that forces or is being forced to write something that means little to them. And the blocks we are get are very real and well said here. It is not easy and this poem really sums up the frustrations we face working with the creative process.
On the mark!
|Reviewed by Lynette Bat-Abba
|Oh, Mary! How I so understand this poem from my own perspective! I actually got into an openly LOUD argument about poetry with my professor and I cried without shame. THank you for writing this. Hugs to you! Lynnie Bat-Abba|
|Reviewed by Dixie Dawn Michelle
|Intriguing ponderings through the lines of "Abandoned Mind".
Magnificent poem with golden closing lines.
Thank you for sharing this teasure.
Dixie Dawn Michelle
|Reviewed by Shay White
|Thanks for sharing your thoughts and staying creative!|
|Reviewed by Regis Auffray
|For what is a writer, whose muse has been stilled,
And the creative juices no longer flow.
Love and best wishes,
|Reviewed by Annabel Sheila
|Poetry comes from deep within the heart of a writer. Your thoughts and emotions are "yours alone"...no one has the right to still your pen. Great write, Mary........What use indeed is "A writer whose muse has been stilled" ..beautiful line...
|Reviewed by Jon Willey
|this too has always been my contention Mary -- a laureate or nobel class writer or poet I shall never be -- but true to my own form and relating as my deepest emotions find way from my pen to paper, I shall always remain -- a uniquely independent dinosaur -- J. Cash put it so succinctly for me, "keep it from the heart and down to earth, sing the songs that make a difference, and give us all our money's worth" -- peace and love my friend -- Jon Michael|
|Reviewed by Carolyn Red Bear (The Bear Paw)
|Hi Mary, It's almost like protocol that "society" tries to make someone they are not, confining and stilling the spirit. The answer is, He/She is still a writer and learning that it's the heart of the matter that matters, and creative juices will start to flow again when the writer sees and starts writing of that dark and stale place. Great write, Mary, from one who's been there. Thank you for sharing...
|Reviewed by Masimba Mukichi
|You have to let your words flow without any strings attached.That is why you write.Enjoyed reading it.Your poem is also empowering me as a writer.Thanks for sharing.|
|Reviewed by Gene Williamson
|Dear Mary, this says it all...
I must be let out of this place, so dark and
Stale. I need to break the chains and just let go.
For what is a writer, whose muse has been stilled,
And the creative juices no longer flow.
|Reviewed by La Belle Rouge Poetess Of The Heart
|Let that heart out, forget those rules, break those chains. It's no one's business but yours and God's what you write and how you write it. Don't let anyone stiffle what is inside you and needs to be expressed in your own unique way.|
|Reviewed by Edwin Hurdle
|Great poem,I enjoy reading it,take care
|Reviewed by Rose Rideout
|A great write but as the others say we have to break free and write the words of freedom.Thank you for sharing Mary.
Newfie Hugs, Rose
|Reviewed by Mr. Ed
|I need to break the chains, and just let go
I couldn't agree more!
|Reviewed by Paul Berube
|Simply write how you feel, Mary.|
|Reviewed by Felix Perry
|No writer should be shackled by the bonds of society...we must be free to write our words in the freedom of our hearts and souls.
|Reviewed by John Flanagan
This is marvellous take, love the motif of 'inside the box' and the need to be free of its confines. And you are a writer because you are in love with words and their endless possibilities.
|Reviewed by Swan Son
|Sounds like you are having problems with your writing classes and the demands they are making. My only suggestion would be is to remember that writing is hard work. They are only trying to keep you focused. Let them do that .... and when your heart needs to say something just remember your friends at Authors Den. Susan|
|Reviewed by Christine Alwin
|..yes..I have such a hard time forcing words...from the heart is the best I believe..thanks for this insight!
|Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
|I'd rather write about stuff I know or am familiar with. It's easier for me. Great write, Mary; keep that pen a groovin' and movin'!
(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :)
|Reviewed by Cindy Tuttle
|This is so well written and sincere. I think I would probably go nuts in a writing class. Yet know that I certainly could use it.I wish you all the best and hope in some way the class can boost your creativty, which is already wonderful.
|Reviewed by Dallas D'Angelo-Gary
|Sounds like a writing class. It always seems such a waste to be forced to write about things that don't interest you, and stilfe the creativity you feel in other directions. Nicely done, Mary!|