Poem: “Words”


Thanks to the Daily Post for yesterday’s and today’s word prompts Refresh and Voice.

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The right words to write, don’t happen each day,

When you only want to lie on the couch and let,

Each and every word in your head drift away.

It’s not as if what you write has to be set.

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That the lines all have to be one length.

That all lines have to be the correct amount of syllables.

Some days there is no power in your writing voice –no strength,

And your rhyme isn’t on, rhythm too is dribble.

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I write and half-way through I feel a need for a refresh.

Wipe the page clean, type something later when life makes sense.

It isn’t as if life is especially pressing,

It’s only that right now — I don’t make sense.

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Maybe life needs to feel refreshing again,

Maybe, your spirit needs to feel alive,

Before you can say exactly, what you mean to gain,

By writing these words down, and to let them thrive.

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We need only find our writing voice in the everyday world,

Searching for a place we can be heard.

I don’t know why but my thoughts are awhirl,

I’m still searching for the right words.

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©Mandibelle16. (2016) All Rights Reserved.

 

 

 

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19 thoughts on “Poem: “Words”

  1. mcnerneyblog April 1, 2016 / 12:02 am

    Beautiful! ❤️

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  2. Joana Salazar April 1, 2016 / 12:57 am

    We should let words come out naturally and not forcefully. We should all enjoy our life and experience everything it has to offer so we could write something more beautiful 😊

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    • mandibelle16 April 1, 2016 / 2:25 am

      Yes, very much what I was coming at. A feeling or need to experience more to be able to write in a truer light and write as you say more beautifully 🙂 Thank you Joana, it means a lot that you commented.

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  3. Eric April 1, 2016 / 2:37 am

    Such a wonderful tribute to the reasons why we write. I’ll be wishing you a speedy return to your writing voice. Very lovely.

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  4. rosemawrites April 1, 2016 / 3:59 am

    That is so true, Mandi! Sometimes words won’t come, sometimes they flow freely. 🙂

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    • mandibelle16 April 1, 2016 / 4:49 am

      Yes, I really believe the best words do flow freely 🙂 thanks for reading Rosema!

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  5. maria April 1, 2016 / 4:24 am

    “The right words to write, don’t happen each day…” I couldn’t agree more. Most of the times I find my thoughts in a whirl, too. And I think I just found a way to fix it with your words. 🙂

    “Maybe life needs to feel refreshing again,
    Maybe, your spirit needs to feel alive,
    Before you can say exactly, what you mean to gain,
    By writing these words down, and to let them thrive.”

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    • mandibelle16 April 1, 2016 / 4:49 am

      I’m glad the poem helped you, specifically those lines. They’re my fav from this poem. Just felt uninspired earlier today. Think sometimes it’s just like that 🙂

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  6. Vonita April 1, 2016 / 7:59 am

    I love how your combined the refreshing and voice, great poem!

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    • mandibelle16 April 1, 2016 / 6:42 pm

      Thanks Vonita. It’s my last word prompt from the daily post for the next thirty days. I’m participating in National Poetry writing month. If you’re interested in joining me you can go to the website : http://www.napowrimo.net and sign up your blog. Then just go back to the website each day for your poetry prompt 🙂 don’t know if you want to or have the time, but I thought since you write a lot of poetry, you might enjoy it!

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      • Vonita April 1, 2016 / 8:16 pm

        Thanks Mandi, I will have a look! We are away from Friday next week (6 more sleeps!) so may not be writing afor a couple of weeks after that xo

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    • mandibelle16 April 1, 2016 / 5:40 pm

      Thank you Joyroses. I’ve been getting that comment a lot. It is difficult when the words you’re searching for, just don’t want to come out the right way or flow out like the usually do. Have a great weekend my friend. I hope things are going better for you these days, then they were earlier on. 🙏🏻

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