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Observing Angst of a Certain Type: Writing Out a Lonely View

Updated on November 19, 2020
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Missy is a unique writer who enjoys inviting her readers into her thoughts through her poetry and other topics of discussion.  

The Difference in How Creativity and Inspiration Come Alive for Me as a Poet

I have learned that most poets are unique. They write a poem out in their own special way. It may be categorized in a similar genre as others, however, I do believe you can always find some etiquette of style that is significantly distinct in every poet's persuasion.

Moreover, inspiration is also from a spring inside the poet that is different than the rest. I, myself, tend to venture towards sad and dark places. Which may not be entirely odd, unless you know how I get there - my unusual way of being inspired. I do feel my poems can derive from an everyday experience. A happening that may be quite simple and ordinary, but somehow I will find similarities to my own life that make it a little bit more interesting for me to create my poetry.

In explaining further, I wouldn't want people to think that I am a total weirdo, but I do feel emotions very strongly. I, at times, have thought this was my curse; other times, I have seen it as a blessing. Again, I see happy and sad - my poetry just seems to be more morose than it does joyful when I write it out.


More Explanation Into My Inspiration: The Questions I Had When Creating This Poem

This poem, strangely enough, came upon my brain's creative portion out of nowhere. It's kind of political, but not exactly. It was after observing one of those live political processes we are all subject to run across and watch today on CNN or social media, that I felt compelled to put this one together.

To explain further; a certain Senator has caught my attention through these proceedings, and in researching him; I have gotten even more enthralled in how he ticks as just a simple man in his day to day life outside of Washington and in his state capital. Mentioning who it is will not serve my purpose, as I always like to keep an air of mystery present when I write.

To make this a simple explanation; After observing this person, I, as I often do, started finding questions that I wanted answered. Questions that I wondered if I had the opportunity to ask him would maybe put our thoughts at times in the same mindset. Of course, I am not the same as him in how we live life. I am not smart enough to land a position in the White House. Then again, I can't really say that considering who our sitting president is at this time; would you covfefe?

Furthering my thought into this poem, this was my direction as this latest poem took up residence in my mind. When that happens, all writers know that it must be written out.

I hope you enjoy this poetic whim in which I took myself on. However, please interpret it in your own way as well. After all, I think all we poets can agree that this is what poetry is all about. :)



The Poet Talks to the Politician

You don’t know me, but I think of you; a life displayed in a political


It’s not private; instead a public profile. Indeed, a fictitious guessing

game not worth a while.

Yet, I do wonder if you’re like me? Does nightfall bring insomniatic

sofa scenes...

out of the window staring into the night; a lonely glare of a few what

ifs or mights.

Oh, dear life of lonesome; life forever and atoned, never having felt

completely whole…

why must some as he and I, live in a constant sad pretend….


Faces amaze with bright smiles outside, while hiding pain underneath their


It is confusion, isn’t it? I mean, in your own head, when you're ALONE

attempts to run off to distant lands.

A wandering in darkness that is forever present, even when the sun

sheds its light effervescent.

And then there is I, and you will never think of me; one whom is just

as deep into the night… into an awakened sleep.

But alack, we both wish for that perfect friend, to come upon and

share our beds.

And hark; the truth does set vain judgments; where they shall impair

a seemingly flawless pair’s very air of a completed exuberance...

What Senator am I observing in my poem? If you would like to take a guess, please leave a comment. However, I probably will not respond with a yes or no. It would be fun to have some guesses though. I know we all must watch politics these days as our country continues to spiral out of control. ;)

© 2017 Missy Smith


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    • Gypsy Rose Lee profile image

      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      4 years ago from Daytona Beach, Florida

      Fascinating poem on a most difficult subject and great write up. No idea about the politician.

    • Shyron E Shenko profile image

      Shyron E Shenko 

      4 years ago from Texas

      Missy, I dare not guess who the Senator may be

      What you see in the person may not be who I see

      I can't think of any Senator that would inspire me

      But, I do love your poetry

      Blessings my friend

    • Missy Smith profile imageAUTHOR

      Missy Smith 

      4 years ago from Florida

      Thank you, Linda Crampton. I will definitely take interesting and consider it a compliment. :)

      As you can tell, I try to write in my unique way, which I feel does attach some mystery to my work. It fits my personality (giggle).

      I'm happy to see a new face reading my poetry. I don't have a whole lot of time to explore other pages here right now; however, I do try to return the favor. I have already skimmed through yours, and I am excited to come back when time permits and read your articles. You have many varieties of topic; that's always "interesting" as well.

      Take care, and thanks so much for reading my thoughts! :)

    • AliciaC profile image

      Linda Crampton 

      4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      I don't know enough about American politics to guess who the senator is, but your introduction and poem are very interesting. So is the second illustration!

    • Missy Smith profile imageAUTHOR

      Missy Smith 

      4 years ago from Florida

      Thank you, John and Bill, I appreciate you taking the time to read this one. I'm feeling rusty. It has been a little while since I've been here to write or read. This summer has been busy for me. I plan to take the time today to catch up on some reading.

      Peace & Love,


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      Bill Holland 

      4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      I have no idea who the politician is, but I loved the poem and explanation about it.

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      John Hansen 

      4 years ago from Gondwana Land

      Missy something weird happened with my last comment. I wanted to edit it but it sent before I could and now awaits your approval. My iPad is doing weird things today.


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