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Passions
by Jeanette Cooper

Sunday, May 16, 2010
Rated "G" by the Author.
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This writing block! Is it age or changing interests? The picture is one of my gardening triumphs.


 

Passions
 
I am so overwrought to say it
But the passions in my life have died
They’ve all gone to sleep
And I traipse about each day,
Nothing to do, nothing to interest me
Shiftless, bored, feeling dead inside.
 
It is a state of mind that comes and goes
That my body does not respond to well
Physically I want to run and dance and sing
But my mind just won’t cooperate
So I go through the motions
Of pretending there’s life in this empty shell.
 
I’ve a mental block against writing,
And have turned to frequent reading now
Savoring vicarious inspiration from words
Pouring through the book characters’ lives
Savoring the written work of others
Instead of my own gifts God has endowed.
 
I love my favorite comfortable chair
That holds my lazy bodily frame so snug
I can scrunch down deep in it and read
Curl up like a big homey, furry  cat
Or just wiggle about comfortably
Like a satisfied bug in a rug.
 
But I want to regain my passion for writing.
 
© 2010 Jeanette Cooper

 

 

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Reviewed by Barbara Terry 7/3/2010
If this poem is any sign of your writer's block, then by all means keep entertaining us with your writer's block. I love the picture of the flower, and I know that the flower of your writing will always be with you. You wrote this, didn't you? Be safe, and keep on writing Jeanette, we are waiting to read your words.

May the Lord Bless you, and those whom you love, and be with you always, and walk by your side. With love in my heart, joy to the world, peace on earth, & ((((((((((MANY WONDERFUL SISTERLY HUGGGGSSSS)))))))))), your den sister Barbie
Reviewed by C. McGovern-Bowen 6/21/2010
lady's got the blues, time for a change of scene, change of routine to shake things up and fan that fading fire of passion, dear poetess. we all go through periods of down-time (applies to me just now, as well), but reading broadly is a very good way to rediscover one's balance.
may your creative juices flow again very soon (as in this poem!).
be well, jeanette,
carolyn
Reviewed by Dawn Anderson 6/21/2010
Well, Jeanette, I'm a bit late in reading this....because I have recently returned from that writer's block! Am looking forward to reading your work again!
Reviewed by Chantilly Lace (Reader) 6/14/2010
Wonderful writing sweet lady,I sure do know what you mean..I have missed you and your beautiful writing..hope all is well with you..stay safe and well..Hugss.. much love to you
Reviewed by MaryGrace Patterson 5/28/2010
I think many of us go through similar feelings Jeanette. I know I have. I now write in spirts, or when the feeling strikes me. I think at times we become emotionally distracted by the variences in our lives and need some type of inspitation to urge us onward. You have a great gift and have been able to share it with so many. Keep going forward. What you have just written is great therapy for the soul! I've tried to make a few changes in my life. I have never been to Key West and finally went with my son and his wife for the day. What a great time we had! It really made me feel so much better about things and gave me a much needed boost.. Want to come to S Fla for a visit? I'm here and would love to see you...M
Reviewed by Sheila Roy 5/23/2010
Keep the faith, Jeanette. I know how this feels, and it is hard to embrace the longer it goes on. Sometimes if you copy something older, just the act of writing will trigger the creativity. Other times, we have to wait it out. I'd say this poem is a great start to breaking your current silence! Hugs,
Sheila
Reviewed by La Belle Rouge Poetess Of The Heart 5/20/2010
It will return. In fact this poem is proof of it!!
Reviewed by Donna Quesinberry 5/19/2010
Wow Jeanette - you really captured that feeling - but it appears you can still write!

~D.
Reviewed by JMS Bell 5/18/2010
YOUR PASSION FOR WRITING WILL NEVER LEAVE...FOR IT IS NOT 'YOU' THAT WRITES BUT 'HE'. SO...GO AHEAD AND ENJOY THE TIME OF 'NOT WRITING' THAT HE IS SEEING FIT TO GIVE YOU. WHEN HE IS READY TO SPEAK THROUGH YOU AGAIN...HE WILL. I HAVE NO DOUBT ABOUT THIS AND I KNOW, DEEP DOWN INSIDE, NEITHER DO YOU. THIS IS A WONDERFUL SHARING...FOR WHEN TRUE POETS THINK THEY ARE SAYING NOTHING...THEY ARE SAYING SO MUCH...AND...I LOVE THE FLOWER...BEAUTIFUL! THANKS FOR SHARING, BLESSINGS AND MUCH LOVE, JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS
Reviewed by Liana Margiva 5/17/2010
VERY NICE!!!!!!!!!! I LIKE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Liana Margiva
Reviewed by Dayvid Graybill 5/16/2010
As others have said, sometimes our creativity dams up. But it sure is refreshing when it begins to flow again. Good write. It touched many of us.

Peace,
Dayvid
Reviewed by Paul Berube 5/16/2010
We all go through it, Jeanette. Stay strong, be patient, talk to and trust in God. He has His ways when we simply open up our hearts and let Him in.
Reviewed by John Turner 5/16/2010
As you are well aware, we all go through blank stares from time to time. Just when you least expect it, it will come along, as you have well demonstrated here.
Reviewed by George Carroll 5/16/2010
Your mind needs a rest every now and then. Just read some Tennyson or Robert Frost and you'll snap back to life again. This poem is well written and shows no slow down in your thought process. Remember who gave you the gift and ask for His help also.

George
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan 5/16/2010
i say just let life take you in its arms, rest in the enjoyment you find in reading-inspiration, the desire to write will be there-enjoy where you are now, i love the write!
Reviewed by Cliff McDuffie 5/16/2010
HI Jeanette.......boy did you ever hit the nail on the head with this one....I do the same thing. i do enjoy your writings and hope one day we can meet face to face. I chat with your friend Betty often. She's been laid off, but I guess you know that, and is still keeping, as far as I can tell, a positive attitude. Go read and enjoy .....Cliff
Reviewed by Sandie Angel 5/16/2010
We all have days of writers block. I've been having it for some time already; but I turned to writing stories, which is a more natural thing. For in stories we get to create fiction, and sometimes writing stories can inspire us to write a poem or two as well. I think it is much harder to become a poet than a writer of fiction.

Don't worry, your muse will come back anytime.

Sandie Angel :o)
Reviewed by Paul Judges 5/16/2010
A beautiful flower......keep writing !



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