heart of the writer.........

The heart of a writer you or I as if the lion
explodes from
the serengeti greens

Waiting patiently alone there forever
and then some or even
longer it seems

A friend of mine quotes
from his program of safety
this advice ...."you spend to much time
in your mind"

Perhaps it's so
or not
I know he's just trying to
be kind

Tell me my writing friends is there
some way to get out
Away from the writers mind the sins
the doult

I know you have the answers you
wrote them there on your sleeves
And you and I both know
we only pen what a writer

Aren't we poets and writers all but one, in our own dens where we hide away, our hearts sneaking away small guilty bites of pleasure like the lions of solitude ? Only to dream restless dreams in the day or yes even in the dark , and then to explode once again out across the open stretches of reality out running even our own fears , the screams the roaring of our souls out there for all to view , only to sneak back quietly to solitude again and again in some such guilty pleasure , just who are we if not all but one ?

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midget38 4 years ago from Singapore

I think we are introverted, want to stay in our dens, yet wish to come out and express ourselves as we'll. Thanks for sharing! I pass this on.

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Lady Guinevere 4 years ago from West By God

I do agree with midget on this one. Though I have to get out of the house on Saturday's and that is all I really need. Are we semi-hermits? I think that we are. Thanks for the poem. Voted up and sharing.

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Ericdierker 4 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

Thanks, I thought it was just me.

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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Hi Midget , I think you're right! Or write !.......:-}

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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

I believe you're right my dear ! I could almost never leave home again !..........:-}

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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Eric, oh nooo , your not alone around here !.....Thank you

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BlossomSB 4 years ago from Victoria, Australia

Now you come to mention it, I think we are like that, but it can't be a bad thing as we enjoy doing it so much!

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carol7777 4 years ago from Arizona

Such true words...

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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

It is so strange, i can be contented with no desire to write for days, then it hits me again. I am a loner. I believe most writers are and our mind is always working. I guess it's ok, we do love to write..

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fpherj48 4 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

I need to live in my own mind....and I need, even moreso, to pour my thoughts upon a scroll. If not for my ability to purge my words for those who choose to see.....I swear, I would implode!

We are one in many ways.....yet different for the best reasons..UP+++

Very nicely done, ahorseback!

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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Voted up. True, so true. What would I do if not dream of what to write, spin tales and poetic words. Feel lost without my computer but then you and all my friends reside there in a world of our very own. Loved this. Passing it on.

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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Blossom ! That name says it all for the writer ! You blossom in words !?!........Happy new year !

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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

fpherj, I agree ! I believe we would all be dangerous in the same room though dont you ....LOL.......Ed

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ImKarn23 4 years ago

So true, Cowboy! I often have to be cajoled or bribed from my 'den'...


and often when i'm supposed to be sleeping - i'm often just writing in my head..

sigh..we're cut from the same cloth, me thinks...

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Vincent Moore 4 years ago

I totally agree with all the comments above mine. A dangerous lot indeed:0)) Take my quill from me and I will die, for without expression our ink dies with us, our veins wither and dust we are to the winds. Let us all have a healthy, exciting, penning Happy New Year.

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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Thank you Carol !.......Hey happy new year !

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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Ruby , Yes my dear I understand ! Dont be too much a loner now !..........:-}

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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Gypsy Rose, "a world of our very own".....I like that !....:-}

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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Oh you got that right ! Now lets drop away the cloth No seriouly , you are right we are one !.......Huggy girl !

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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Vincent my friend ! Yes , alot of what I've learned here is because of those like U!..........:-} And right now I'ma gonna raise one to you my friend , Happy new year !

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phdast7 4 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

What an amazing use of comparative images! The serengeti plains, the great silent lion striding about in the dark and then moving explosively! Simply wonderful and a great and intriguing message as well. Have a Blessed New Year!

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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

phdast , Soon someones going on a trip !.......Hummmmmm?........Happy new year to you !

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