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My BBM Poetry Group Challenge – We all had to write a poem outside our comfort zones.  I write a lot of sensual/erotic pieces, and so my Challenge was to write ‘No sex/heartache, no economy of words (a term we use to describe the deliberate cutting out of unnecessary words), has to be descriptive and from someone else’s persona.’  I must admit it was liberating to write in longer sentences again hehe … Here’s my piece….


Responsibility held a knife, slashing Muse’s wrists,

Causing poetic arteries to gush in a fountain of red ink.

Stumbling, Muse was losing too much blood.

No crafted capilliaries causing careful catharsis!

Extreme exsanguination

Caused crashing on cold concrete considerations:

Bills, jobs, taking care of the young ‘uns…

And underneath, Muse screams – yet no one hears –

As chilling chores constrict her creative currents;

Slashing imagination’s jugular with murderous intent,

Ignoring muse’s screams to cease, desist – relent.

Responsibility slashed creativity’s wrist, seeking sanctuary

But failed to notice the loaded gun held by Creativity:


“I will not be contained!


Restrained by the wrappings and trappings of living!

Will not be giving all till I can’t call out in bliss

As I see a sun rise or sun set, or kiss

The colours of a rainbow’s arch:  Inspiration will not die!

I will survive: I am Immortal….”

Creativity’s blood flow did not kill my Muse

But she rose from the floor – unharmed, and bemused

And inspired to go again…


(Contributed to Dverse Poetry Pub’s OpenLink Night for today Tuesday November 15th, 2011)

About PassionPoet

Wordsmith. Spoken word artist. I inhale words and exhale poetry.....


33 thoughts on “Resurrection

  1. Very nice!!
    err … in a carnelian stained way ..


    Posted by The Goatpoet | November 15, 2011, 8:07 PM
  2. Yes that muse can be a pain, but when inspiration hits, off we go, great piece.


    Posted by Pat Hatt | November 15, 2011, 8:58 PM
  3. wow…vivid piece and whata battle it can be but as you walk through it you gain strength…the opening line is a clencher…


    Posted by brian miller | November 15, 2011, 10:50 PM
  4. Hopefully the muse will always win in the end.

    And writing outside your comfort zone is good; stretches you as a writer.

    Happy week ~


    Posted by Heaven | November 16, 2011, 2:14 AM
  5. Rock on creativity, there to save the day. And the Muse…she may take her beatings, but thank goodness she always comes back eventually.


    Posted by Chris G. | November 16, 2011, 3:12 AM
  6. Its a great verse… and your controlled imagery … like the line….

    ‘No crafted capilliaries causing careful catharsis!’

    .. is powerful. I enjoyed this so much…

    ॐ नमः शिवाय
    Om Namah Shivaya


    Posted by Shashi (@VerseEveryDay) | November 16, 2011, 10:18 AM
  7. Loved it ….can so relate when something pops into your head and persisits and nags at you but normal life invades … unfortunately so many of my thoughts have been lost in the ether …thank you so much for sharing x


    Posted by kez | November 16, 2011, 1:28 PM
  8. fantastic share! And I LOVE the finish!…And inspired to go again! That’s what it’s really all about 🙂


    Posted by tashtoo | November 16, 2011, 3:49 PM
  9. Great Duel. That Creativity she is a tough ol’ bird!


    Posted by darkangelwrites | November 16, 2011, 6:50 PM
  10. LOVE IT! I do believe I married that Responsibility bloke.


    Posted by Yousei Hime | November 16, 2011, 7:36 PM
  11. Great job, stepping out of your comfort zone and may your Muse always win! I recently wrote along the same subject, but in a more humorous tone. You may enjoy: http://lscotthoughts.com/2011/11/13/not-amusing/ 🙂


    Posted by lscotthoughts | November 17, 2011, 12:25 AM
  12. OMG….this was great…I loved the imagery you created with the words….I thought for sure the police were going to come in any second….it was exciting!


    Posted by ahhhpoetry | November 17, 2011, 2:31 AM
  13. i loved reading through your site..!!
    i am following it.
    i liked it mostly because i can increase my vocabulary to a great extent and also i can learn the use of words creating imagery, just by reading through your posts. 🙂

    by the way, i am triporna ghosh, a new blogger and i love penning down my feelings and thoughts, if u can just comment on my posts,,so as to make the future posts better..
    ..and i just love reading any poetry & literature..


    Posted by Shiny | November 18, 2011, 9:41 PM
  14. hope that the muse has found you.


    welcome joining us today.


    Posted by Poets Rally | November 20, 2011, 1:43 AM
  15. enjoyed this..good she didn’t lose too much blood and rose again…that’s how the muses are…always good for a surprise..smiles…


    Posted by claudia | November 23, 2011, 6:04 AM

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