The wonder of inspiration

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It’s always fun to see
Where we glean our inspiration
Especially during those times
Of wordless frustration

Sometimes it’s a word
A picture or a quote
Or other times it’s simply
What someone else wrote

Often it’s the news
A book or a short story
Which gives us the means
To write our own allegory

There are so many things
Which speak to our souls
A writer’s mind
Is never in control

And even these words
Right here on this page
Have come from a place
I cannot gauge

So I sit and enjoy
My mind’s aimless ramble
It’s something I’ve never
Been able to unscramble

© 2018 Michelle Cook

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26 thoughts on “The wonder of inspiration

    1. And I’m so glad you’re doing them. I think that’s why I’ve decided to continue writing the prompts for as long as I have. To provide a bit of inspiration to someone, means the world to me because without providing that little bit inspiration, I think of all the words that would go unwritten. It’s a tragic thought in my mind. I want to see people do all they can do and achieve their goals. To be a part of that is incredibly special to me. So keep on writing, John and never give up! 😉

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  1. Oh, my! This is so wonderful! I love it! You have captured almost all the ways that inspiration comes, but I did miss being in bed and trying to fall asleep and having a random word or thought keep us awake until we go write it down and let it grow into a poem!! Just me! Bellissimo, My Dear, Bellissimo!!
    xoxoxo

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    1. Thank you… Lol. Oh yes, happens to me all the time. And there’s a very restless sleep ahead if one doesn’t write it down! Don’t forget about those ideas that come during the middle of a shower too. I keep repeating the words over and over until I step out, then I rush to the nearest notebook to write everything down. Lol… 😉

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