My Wandering Muse


She vanished into the dark of night,
no hint or clue of her impending flight.
When I awoke to find her gone,
not a single trace of her lingered on.

I was in shock, and knew not what
to do or say, my windows shut.
The light of day had faded to
a deep depression and darkness grew.

Each day I prayed in panicked fear
that she would never reappear...
the hope that she had brought to me
had disappeared when she did flee.

My heart was locked in deep despair,
in a broken state, beyond repair,
yearning for my life to cease,
that in the grave, I may find Peace.

Empty days grew into weeks,
tears flowed in torrents down my cheeks.
I mourned her death, now all too real
with no more outlet to what I feel.

I could not speak a single word,
I could not fly, like a wounded bird.
Her absence left a gaping hole
and pierced me to my very soul.

Abandonment is much to bare...
I searched and searched but she was not there.
And then one day she did return
and how, with joy, my heart did burn.

The words that once, from this fountain flowed
gushed from my quill and my heart then glowed,
and with open arms, I forgot her ruse
for she had returned, my wandering Muse!

Marsha Sue Pitman’s Registered & Protected Poetry

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  2. Registered:2012-04-09 16:57:39 UTC
  3. Title:My Wandering Muse
  4. Description:A poem about my Muse leaving me and returning, and the despair of "writer's block"
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epigramman 4 years ago

...I do so love your poetry my dear Miss M - love this title and the last line and of course everything inbetween - you have inspired me greatly in this and your other alter ego/persona - my my I have always thought you had the heart of a true poet - you are much revered by this gentlemen and you are in the top ranks of another world class poet as well, Saddlerider/Vincent Moore .... lake erie time 1:44pm

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No_Clue 4 years ago Author

Epi/Colin, your comment brings a tear to this eye! I wonder if you have ANY idea how much you have influenced my life as a writer and a person? I know you can't possibly know. You inspire me daily, My Dear Friend, and I count you among my greatest blessings!

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Poetic Fool 4 years ago

I can't believe I have been missing these awesome poems of yours. I have a lot of catching up to do reading you. Our muse can be fickle, can't she? She teases then leaves, inspires then retires and we are lost without her. This was a simply write! Can't wait to read more from you!

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BeyondMax 4 years ago from Sydney, Australia

Those Muses, they actually never leave, they are simply cheeky little creatures who like to play hide-and-seek with you, some of them feed on tears and despair and push you to create a special twilight place for them to live, that's tricky and intriguing indeed =)

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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

Oh, I am thrilled you got your Muse back. I love your poetry. Wonderful....

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Poetic Fool 4 years ago

I meant to say "simply wonderful write"

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No_Clue 4 years ago Author

Poetic Fool, It's kind of funny how that works, the Muse thing, but when I am jammed up and can't write, I am not a happy spirit, but when the dam breaks, it is a blessed relief! The thrill is having awesome folks like yourself to share with! Thanks!!!

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No_Clue 4 years ago Author

BeyondMax, To be honest, you were the inspiration behind this write...which began to buzz around in my heart this morning as I read some of your other comments. You made my day and I am tickled! Thank you!

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No_Clue 4 years ago Author

Always exploring/Ruby, You are a sweetie! Thank you!!!

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Nikkij504gurl 4 years ago from Louisiana

Nice one! good going with the copyright there.

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No_Clue 4 years ago Author

Thank you, Nikkij! I so appreciate your visit and comment! The copyright info is from be registering all publishes with them from now on after this ezine debauchal!

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Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

Really, really awesome writing. Yes, we have all been there for sure, and it is a terrible state in which to be for too long, but when it finally comes back, Ahhhh one feels so free. Love it! Just let it keep flowing out of you. Faith Reaper

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No_Clue 4 years ago Author

Faith Reaper ( I love your name), you have made my day! Thank you!

Faith Reaper 4 years ago

Thank you, No_Clue - You've made me to delve deeper inside myself. In His Love, Faith Reaper

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blaise25 4 years ago from close to you...

Your muse is on break it seems. They always come back anyway lol

No_Clue 4 years ago

blaise, she has wanderlust, I fear, and takes off periodically. Thank you for your read and comment!

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Rosemay50 4 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

This poem was wonderful and I am pleased to hear that your muse has returned.

Awesome write

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tillsontitan 4 years ago from New York

How aptly done. We've all suffered from the disappearing muse but you wrote the poem so well we could feel it in your words and two pictures to perfectly illustrate that muse. Seems as the end states, "The words that once, from this fountain flowed

gushed from my quill and my heart then glowed,

and with open arms, I forgot her ruse

for she had returned, my wandering Muse!"

Voted up, beautiful, awesome and interesting.

No_Clue 4 years ago

tillsontitan, thank you! This little vixon I know as my "muse" is most elusive, indeed...she comes and she goes as the wind! I so appreciate your kind comment!

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tumblintumblweed 4 years ago

Awesome, glad you're back to writing.! So glad your Muse is back ! Always a pleasure!

Have a great day!


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blaise25 4 years ago from close to you...

Amazing words here. I'm glad your muse is back :) I have no clue why I only found you here. I'm a new fan.

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tnderhrt23 4 years ago

Thank you, kindly, blaise25!

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Ryem 4 years ago from Maryland

The misery and frustration writer's block brings really is like losing out on a good love or a great friend. This is an awesome poem, I can relate to this one.

No_Clue 4 years ago

Ryem, thanks! Misery and frustration sums it up pretty well. My Muse seems to have wanderlust and comes and goes at will, hers, not mine!

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Aisha Jilani 4 years ago from Lahore

beautifully written... keep it up :) voted up

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No_Clue 4 years ago Author

Aisha Jilani, thank you! I so appreciate your read and comment! My Muse is an elusive little sprite who is missing in action, at the moment. I look forward to her return....

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loveofnight 4 years ago from Baltimore, Maryland

Well fitting poem to your muse, this is so lovely. I like the flow of rhythm when I read your work. Keep hubbing and stay inspired....Be Well

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epigramman 4 years ago

Hello my esteemed hub colleague and world class friend - you are such a lovely poetic writer, Miss M, and I return to this classic by you and hoping one day you will publish all of your fine work in a book.

Sending you big hugs from your three favorite Canadians - Little Miss Tiffy, Mister Gabriel and Colin at lake erie time canada 1:43am

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samikan 4 years ago from online


lovely words...

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SiberianWolf 4 years ago from MidWest

Love the imagination flowing here... Nice!

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Vickiw 4 years ago

Hello No Clue, I have only just discovered your beautiful muse. I am so glad she returned to you. It must have been challenging to be without this ethereal creature. I am still quite a newbie here - why can I only see one of your Hubs?

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Theater girl 3 years ago from New Jersey

We all have our own muses. Glad to read this lovely description of yours!

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