The Broken Pen
The writer sits at her desk
preparing to write a masterpiece
Everything in place
and a place for everything.
and the ever important cup of tea.
Up way too early
the house silent
to let her muse flow free.
Stretching her arms up to Heaven,
she closes her eyes
filling her lungs up with air,
a deep breath in
a slow exhalation …
“In with creativity,” she says
“out with negativity.”
repeating the process several times
until her mind is at ease and the words flow freely.
Willing the words within her heart and mind
to flow down her right hand
onto the blank page before her.
At perfect peace within her world
she picks up her favorite pen
and places it on the finest paper a dollar can buy
and prepares to write…
She scribbles the pen upon the page,
but nothing comes…
“Darn it!” She throws the pen into the trash can at her feet.
Seething with a sudden rush of anger
that the moment has passed,
the words have gone,
the muse has vanished from her once more.
Pushing her chair back from her desk,
she picks up the basket of laundry
and begins the chores of the day.
Once calm she vows to try and write
There is always tomorrow
and another excuse
not to write.
this time she’ll use her favorite
number two pencil
to write her masterpiece again.
- Mighty pen (thehindu.com)
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