Today’s “Poem of the Week” is a straightforward blitz poem that covers the topic of artists and how easy it can be for them to look for inspiration when they look in the right places. Without further ado, then, here’s Inspiration Comes. Enjoy!
September 2, 2013
Inspiration comes unexpectedly.
Inspiration comes suddenly—
Suddenly from the darnedest places,
Suddenly from sources previously untouched,
Untouched for reasons unknown,
Untouched until that very moment,
Moment of serendipity,
Moment of stimulation,
Stimulation of the soul,
Stimulation of the mind.
Mind your pen and paper.
Mind your brush and canvas—
Canvas for your emotions,
Canvas for your thoughts,
Thoughts of what you feel,
Thoughts of what you know.
Know something others might not?
Know something once thought forgotten—
Forgotten by the masses,
Forgotten over time?
Time to let us all know about it.
Time to bring it back out into the open.
Open up people’s minds.
Open up windows—
Windows to the imagination,
Windows of opportunity.
Opportunity is knocking.
Opportunity has been knocking—
Knocking for you,
Knocking for an answer.
Answer the door already!
Answer the call,
Call for rejuvenation,
Call for fresh ideas.
Ideas are all over the place, too.
Ideas can be found anywhere—
Anywhere you listen,
Anywhere you look.
Look over here.
Look over there—
There in that magazine you’re reading,
There on your computer screen,
Screen full of pixels and polygons,
Screen with the jabbering heads—
Heads that speak with both wisdom and foolishness,
Heads that speak both sense and nonsense.
Nonsense is it that there’s no inspiration.
Nonsense is it to ignore that which exists.
Well, that should do it for this week. I hope that this piece was an interesting read for you all and that it especially spurs all of you out there who have a creative edge to go out there and put it to good use however you can. In the meantime, thank you all for stopping by, and feel free to also visit my author pages at Smashwords.com, Amazon.com, and Amazon.co.uk to see what works I have available for purchase. Otherwise, as always, happy reading!
Dustin M. Weber