The Muse

Look towards the horizon

Just where it gets fuzzy

Between the sky and the ground

A nebulous glow from the setting sun

That is where the vaguest idea

Drifts into sight to inspire me

A muse in the haze calling to me

About sunsets and happiness

And love that is so deep

A fleeting moment I must see

Or I will miss the chance to be inspired


Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – nebulous

Beat The Clock

The deadline is fast approaching
And words escape me
No ideas
No flow
But I keep trying
Random words
Scribbled on scraps of paper
Trying to trigger
The muses help
The clock ticks on
And my thoughts scatter
Then just when
The midnight hour
Starts creeping in
Words form from my pen
Onto the blank page
And my ideas come alive


Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – deadline

Mumbles… My Muse

Today’s word of the day is quintessential. The Encarta Dictionary defines it as “embodiment, the purest or most perfect example of something.” I have struggled with this word. I have thought of trying poems, but the thoughts of a perfect example of love, happiness or even pain are eluding me now. So I thought I would take a minute to ramble on… the perfect example of someone struggling for words with their muse taking a nap.

My muse sometimes takes the whole day off. The only things I have written today are a few thank you messages and a comment or two. And as usual those comments are on old posts as I am between two and three days behind again (so technically the word of the day is a few days old now). I was close to catching up this week, then the holiday happened and I lost most of that day. BUT as always I will get to your posts eventually.

My muse usually works best for me in the evening or night, but inspiration can strike anytime. I once got an idea for a poem from a package of gum. And then other times I can be focus on one thing (like the word quintessential) and have no words. But rambling on and on about nothing I can do. I however will not subject you to more words than necessary.

I will take my leave and see if any inspiration will strike over night… sometimes dreams, occasionally stray thoughts as I try to drift off, or the even more rare thoughts first thing when I wake up (although this is more of a half dream state really as I wake up slowly with the meds I take at night). Do you have a time of day when you are more inclined to have a creative mind? Or does the muse stick around all day for you? Have a good day/night everyone!


Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – quintessential

*went to post this last night and had internet issues…. went to post it this morning had computer issues… this is the third attempt – I’ve got my fingers and toes crossed this time LOL

Pledge of Words (FOWC)

I pledge allegiance
To the words
That fuel my passion
to write each day
and to the emotions
for which I’m known
One poet
With faithful muse
In literary wisdom
For all

(My apologies …. All I could think of was the pledge of allegiance and I tried my best to adapt it to a writer’s pledge but it is now 3am and I have not slept well the last few days. I feel like my brain is a dried up sponge. LOL)

Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – allegiance

Happy and Grateful – Day 182

July brings fireworks, picnics, pools and air conditioning. It is a time for those of us in the USA to celebrate our “birthday” and a personal time for me to celebrate life. It is hot and humid days and thunderstorms cooked up at night. I am continuing my challenge to find happiness and gratitude in every day. Join along in the comments or on your own blog. There is always good in every day.

Happy July everyone!  Around here you would swear we skipped a few day straight to the Fourth of July… they have been spending a lot of money on fireworks around us.  It is kind of funny too and the apartment management put a flier on everyone’s door reminding us of rules including the city ordinance against shooting off fireworks.  Maybe they haven’t been home after work yet today?

Aside from being on edge from the steady mini explosions out my window… today was alright.  No heavy humidity today, it was still pretty warm though.

I picked up my boyfriend after work and we stocked up on some groceries.  Saved about $17 with coupons and specials.  Then used our Fuel Saver to fill the car up and saved another $11.  It always make me happy to save money like that.

I got an email from a friend and we made some plans to have lunch together next week.  Now I have something to look forward to, so I am grateful for that.

Not working well with my muse tonight – she can be pretty difficult when she chooses.  Well that and a case of fibro fog can do me in.  So I will bid you all a good night and hope your July started out with a happy BANG!

Happy and Grateful – Day 180

June brings warmer weather and the start of summer. Hopefully it brings many ideas from my muse too. I continue to write for my challenge to find the things that make me happy and grateful each day this year. Please feel free to join me in this challenge with comments about your happiness and gratitude or start your own blog. There is always something good to find in each day.

Today has been just kind of going through the motions.  I am fatigued beyond belief, but can’t sleep for any length of time.  I feel my muse is slipping away, my last couple of poems have been ok, but I feel they are lacking that creative spark.  I am on edge with all the fireworks going off.  Just getting by as best as I can.

It was a fairly nice day that ended with some rain again.  I really wish I had the time and energy to get to a park and recharge myself a little.  I did see my therapist today which meant a short walk to the clinic… it was better than no walk at all and the fresh air felt good, I am grateful for that.

My daughter and I had a little Facebook chat and she said something that did bring a smile to my face, that made me happy.  Now I think I will have a late night snack (so I can feel bad about my weight) and try to sleep soon.  Really just want to crawl in a hole… maybe this new dosage on my anti-depressant will help me out of this funk.  I can hope, at least I still have some hope.

Apple Pie With Whipped Cream

This one eluded me

It downright had me stumped

So instead of rhyming natty

I’ll just say I jumped

Jumped the shark

And took a dive

Even though it was

A great day to be alive

My muse is silent

Wont say a word

So I just travel

Along with the herd

This is utter nonsense

These word upon the page

I hope you weren’t looking

For the advice of a sage

It’s time for me to leave

And now I say goodbye

Or maybe I will stay

And have a slice of pie

I Surrender

My muse will have no part of it… she refuses.  This should be where I write a nice little poem for the word prompt of the day, but I am drawing more than a blank screen.  Actually it has not been a great day for me here on WordPress.

I must apologize to those blogs I liked today and did not comment like I normally would.  There is not a single post today that has shown comments or the ability to add one.  I am not sure if it is a problem with my account or a site wide issue.  I just know there were some great posts I read today I wish I could have commented on.  So if you got a like today know that kind words went along with it!

I hope to be able to comment again starting tomorrow.  I also hope my muse returns with some words of inspiration … actually I would just settle for a better word prompt!  Here is the best I can do today…

the word is too much

for my muse to take today

so I will decline


His Muse

He had been in love

But was abandoned

He had lost his tune

No longer did he write

No more did he play a note


One day he found inspiration

Just walking down the street

He began to hum a melody

He went home

With hope alive again


Immediately he started

To craft his music once more

Awakened by his muse

A stranger in a green dress


His song was sung another time

His talents were thriving again

Life was being lived

And his to own…

Day 54 – 100 Days of Happiness

I had a little of the creative muse flowing through me today… that makes me happy.  When the words are coming I don’t tend to dwell on the negative.  I may write about it, but then it is out of my head and onto the screen or paper.

After the daily post I just kept writing for myself and added two more poems to my personal collection.  Every poem that I complete and am pleased with makes me feel accomplished.  When I share one here and others like it or comment on it, it really makes me feel a little less invisible.  It really is a type of therapy for me.

So while I still have the muse present I think I will try to write some more.  This is one of those split nights for me… I slept a few hours and now am wide awake with 3 or 4 hours left to sleep.  Oh well… sleep is overrated isn’t it?  LOL  May your muse be with you today… (((HUGS)))