January 23, 2012
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I close my eyes and search for some inspiration.
then I open my eyes and stare at the ceiling, and hope,
hope that magically some inspiration hits me.
I stare out the window and into the world beyond
but again nothing.
Nothing comes to me.
Nothing screams for me to write.
Again, I’m lost now more then ever.
Everything I try just drives me farther into an endless labyrinth.
I feel like I’m in a world were only nightmares live.
I have to struggle to survive.
I have to run, but I don’t know if its toward the exit or into the heart
of the nightmare.
Once in a while I see a small light in the distance
that might be the way out, that might be an idea.
I reach for it and just as my finger brushes against it,
it disappears.
And I plunge back into the nightmare and the darkness.
I’m running through the labyrinth
Just when I want to give up.
As soon as I try to I’m blasted with a light brighter
than a thousand suns.
I jump up and charge toward it.
I dash around corners and leap through openings,
hoping to get there before it diminishes.
It doesn’t.
If anything it just glows more brightly with every step.
I’m blinded, but I don’t care.
I run as fast as my legs can carry me
to the exit and the idea.
I allow the idea to absorb into me.
And I feel its warmth on my skin.
The pieces of the puzzle fall into place.
I realize I’ve had the idea all along.
To write about being lost and clueless.

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dreamshaker This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Mar. 7, 2012 at 4:59 pm
absolutely beautiful. i loved it.
Celeste_N. said...
Feb. 13, 2012 at 10:41 am
Very Good!! Creative and loved every word...WELL DONE!!
Sharkgirl replied...
Feb. 13, 2012 at 12:24 pm
Thank you im glad you liked it
StarlitSunrise This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Feb. 21, 2012 at 6:55 pm
Very well written! You've avoided repetitiveness, which can be so hard to do. I also really like the inspiration behind this. It's a nice idea, isn't it--writing just to write? You turned some mundane feeling that all of us poets have into a work of art. Great job! :)
beautifulspirit This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Feb. 22, 2012 at 11:42 am
I liked reading it, especially the last 13 lines.
SuNshiNe007 replied...
Feb. 23, 2012 at 7:55 am
I love this! Great Job:) I like the way you worded it too. Keep up the amazing work!
loveissmiles replied...
Mar. 5, 2012 at 7:30 am
beautiful! absolutely beautiful! I love the fact that some words are repeated, but the ideas are not. It's a beautiful piece, and i know what you mean! :)
Sharkgirl replied...
Oct. 1, 2012 at 2:50 am
Thanks guys I'm really glad you like it :D
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