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Maintaining Inspiration
by larry r linville
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
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I attended a spiritual "retreat" last weekend. I've been there many times and it is easy to get in a rut. I penned this poem at the beginning as I sought to reach out with an open heart.


I’ve done this thing so many times.
The first was so inspiring.
Each time increases the distance
and can become so tiring.
I can’t create inspiration.
It’s given me as a gift
but if it is not nurtured
it can lose it’s upward lift.
Everything that is of value
must be used or it goes away.
So we must remember often
and invest time when we pray.
I start this weekend once again
aware that it can really make
a new impression on my heart
and my apathy it will shake.
Open now this vessel, Lord,
and excite my soul again.
They’ve rung the opening bell
and I’m ready to begin.


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Reviewed by Georg Mateos 4/15/2010
Inspiration is like an electric eel, you can't hold it, it will slip away the harder you try, and suddenly it will give you a mighty jolt to tell you that inspiration comes and goes as she pleases!


Reviewed by Regis Auffray 4/13/2010
I can’t create inspiration.
It’s given me as a gift
but if it is not nurtured
it can lose it’s upward lift.

So true, Larry. Use it or lose it! Thanks for sharing. Love and peace,

Reviewed by Sandie Angel 4/13/2010
Nice poem. Inspiring too!

Sandie Angel :o)
Reviewed by Charlie 4/13/2010
Harrow up your soul, Larry, and plant those seeds of inspiration-- then we'll ask you, "Larry-Larry, how does your garden grow?" --Charlie

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