Prose - A Constant State of Inspiration

Dedicated to BenWritings


I want you to listen
And show me your heart
I try to show you life
I try to show you art
You seem to shrug
And ignore what could be
Do you want an open mind
Or would you rather avoid me?
Is it my ego
Needing your approval?
Or is it my frustration
With your minds removal?
Every moment
Contains inspiration
As the air I breath
My life is expression
Of pain
Of darkness
Of desperation
Of nothingness
But what of you?
The one who said
You were my friend
Yet you act as if my words are dead
Where shall I exist
When my pain is rejected?
Where shall I lay
If my mind is neglected?
Let me show you
The possibilities
Pointing at doors
Of alternate realities
With the barkers standing
Alluring you with wisdom
Yet hiding the chains
Of their cultish prison
Or shall I reveal the mystery
Of the human condition
As I confess to my weaknesses
With trusting obsession
Opening my own door
For your viewing pleasure
Wondering if you will look
Or run to a delusional treasure
Pretending that you know
With no requirement of assertion
In your life
From my own peculiar vision
Yes yes yes
A constant state of inspiration
Has perfected itself
Destroying superficial conversation
Beyond mountaintops
And clouds
And stars
Entering shrouds
Of true perception
I depart this sacred altar
For my opinion of you
Has been forever altered
Because of what I know
And of what I understand
In the void that a loner must fill
Removing his life from your hand

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BenWritings 5 years ago from Save me from, Tennessee

thank you Mark, very well done. I appreciate the dedication

Loners indeed, we are


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The Suburban Poet 5 years ago from Austin, Texas Author

Namaste to you Ben... I truly admire your work. I don't want you to let your frustrations abort what could be some incredible thoughts that will be channeled through you in the coming years. The loner ("A cross of himself and a fox" - Neil Young) is truly free... though living in a state of random appreciation from those whose path you may cross you are also living in a state of freedom. Let THEM be normal. By completely jettisoning consideration of the perception people may have of you, you can be who you are. I know you want that soul mate in your life but the only way to do that is to be who you are because if you are something else then they won't be able to find you....


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Deborah Demander 5 years ago from First Wyoming, then THE WORLD

Beautiful

Namaste.


Marina Lester 5 years ago

You have a great free style, poetry is suppose to be that way. Very nice, it felt incredibly honest and true, one soul to another. I honestly got a feeling in it I believe a lot of people feel and face. Being lost in superficiality and what is in us that is so much more. I had to read it a couple times because you packed a lot in this. I'll probably come back to it yet again as I liked it and poetry only gets better after each read :) In my opinion.


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The Suburban Poet 5 years ago from Austin, Texas Author

@Deborah - Thank you!

@Marina - Hey... good to see you here... This was an attempt to show the frustration of a poet from his eyes (Ben's of course). I think Ben is having trouble because his mind is so active and his friends cannot keep up. It's as if he is exhausting them with his intensity. I'm just trying to help so that he doesn't become disillusioned. But that is the point of a constant state of inspiration: many people are just drifting... he is not. He is thinking all the time. So am I and from what I can tell, so are you.... As for honesty, I'm not a "flowery" writer. I just come at you with what I think and that is what works best for me. I guess it's that Cuban macho or whatever.

Thank you for your thoughtful comments...


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moiragallaga 5 years ago from Lisbon, Portugal

Beautiful and profound Suburban Poet.


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The Suburban Poet 5 years ago from Austin, Texas Author

@moiragallaga - Thank you! I seem to be finding inspiration late but unfortunately its because of other people's troubles. Empathy is good....


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BenWritings 5 years ago from Save me from, Tennessee

mark, you seem to understand pretty well.

But that is the point of a constant state of inspiration: many people are just drifting... he is not. He is thinking all the time.


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The Suburban Poet 5 years ago from Austin, Texas Author

That's it... he's always "on..." They can't keep up... he exhausts them and himself but that is his life and it's the curse of constant inspiration.... it's like looking at the mountains... at first you ooh and ahh... but then you settle into your quiet enjoyment because what else can be said? So when they see another mountain produced by him they smile but make no sound....

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