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Reality Check
by Carmen Ruggero

Sunday, May 10, 2009
Rated "G" by the Author.
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Creativity is 10% inspiration, 90% perspirations. Sometimes... we just miss the mark.


By Carmen Ruggero


The days grow short and

I know the sunset’s near.

I question and question

the worth of my existence.

I find the answers in broken pieces.

The flame of inspiration,

unwritten pages gathering dust.

Words flow through me,

but they're soon forgotten.

I am nothing but a cosmic grain

aging before its birth,

dying earlier than sunrise.

I’m an icon on planet earth;

no need to remember my name.

Click on my blurry picture

and find me at supper,

digesting desperation,

solitude, alienation,

waiting on the elements

to bring inspiration

and the things that matter…

if I only knew what they were.


Carmen Ruggero .2009




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Reviewed by D. Vaineo 3/11/2012
Carmen, I think you know your inspirations---Great poem!

Reviewed by Peter Paton 11/21/2009
You have to keep going Carmen. You have no other choice in life.
If you knew who was walking alongside you every moment of every day, you would never fear or despair again.
It is beautiful to read your poetry again.

God bless and take care

Reviewed by Annabel Sheila 5/21/2009
Bravo! Life is about searching...always searching....why am I here, what is my purpose? But I will make them remember me!

Reviewed by Regina Pounds 5/16/2009
Carmen, to fill a vast void inside? to battle futility? your poem shows the quint essence of life without ****... you question - as I do - but in the end, there is no answer. I know it helps to be driven by purpose and as not to think.

Now that's bright, is it?

much love and hugs
Reviewed by C. McGovern-Bowen 5/15/2009
well said, carmen. indeed what are those things that really matter?... haunting question for a haunting worldly incarnation.
you are a truly an inspired poetess.
be well,
Reviewed by Edwin Hurdle 5/14/2009
Excellent poem,very well written,take care

Reviewed by jude forese 5/14/2009
the mood of this self-reflective poem is quite revealing ... well written, Carmen ...
Reviewed by E T Waldron 5/13/2009
Carmen are you reading my thoughts;-) Every so often I feel like this,sorry to have company,rather like to feel up and smiley;-) Excellent write!...

Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 5/13/2009
Powerfully poignant lines, Carmen, effectively penned. Well done.

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by Kate Burnside 5/12/2009
deeply poignant and philosophical, Carmen. Some most wonderful and memorable lines here, in particular:

I am nothing but a cosmic grain
ageing before its birth,
dying earlier than sunrise

you have articulated the results of successful struggle with issues of meaning and futility so well here. You turn your subject matter upside down and bring point and power to expressed questioning of pointlessness. Very well done. TY Kate xx

Reviewed by andrea coltman 5/12/2009
A very poignant write Carmen with great depth, good to read you again.

Best wishes

Reviewed by Carolyn Red Bear (The Bear Paw) 5/11/2009
Hi Carmen, A cosmic grain sums up what each of really are... this reminds me of words in a song "all i had for dinner was some sleep"...
thank you for sharing this....

In Spirit,
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 5/11/2009
I am nothing but a cosmic grain

I think that's really all any of us really are, no matter how important some believe they are.

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