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She Writes at Night

Updated on August 8, 2013
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She writes at night by candle light,

Her poetry and prose

The only time the Muses rhyme,

Or so the story goes.



Her heart inspired, filled with desire

As the words drip from her pen

The only time her troubled mind

Is sharp and clear again.





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As she writes, a spark of light

Reflects the tears she’s shed

As words unspoken and songs unheard

Dance to the tunes in her head




This troubled soul continues to write

Unable to silence the voices

Till the sun comes out and the Muses stop

And she’s unable to make her own choices.




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Then she’s taken away to sleep all day

In a room that’s padded and safe

Behind locked doors where few ever roam

Is where you will find this waif

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For days and nights she sits in the light

Never uttering a sound

Until that night when the moon is bright

An orb, so big and round




Then once again, she writes all night

On the Muses she’ll depend

The only night her addled mind

Can think things through again




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Till the sun comes up and the moon is gone

Her final words are penned

A prayer, perhaps, to save her soul

A cry for peace. . . Amen.

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      Martin Kloess 4 years ago from San Francisco

      What a night you wonderfully captured and expressed. Thank you.

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      miss_jkim 4 years ago

      Thank you Mhatter. Nice to have you visit again.

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      cleaner3 4 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado

      Wow, this is a beautiful work of poetry . I applaud your work . i will share this for sure.... for other poets could learn a lot from this poem .

      you have a great talent for words my friend.

      Michael

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      miss_jkim 4 years ago

      Thank you Michael, for reading, sharing, and your very kind praise.

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      Jackie Lynnley 4 years ago from The Beautiful South

      Very good, best I have read in a long while. ^

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      Vincent Moore 4 years ago

      I applaud your talent, I was moved by both you and your Muse. I know of such nights/days, they come often, my quill is ready, yet my soul is not always. I pray for your peace dear poet. Voted Up and shared.

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      Tijani Achamlal 4 years ago from Morocco

      After nourishment, shelter and companionship, stories are the thing we need most in the world.This one is a very beautiful story I ve never read about the INSPIRATION.You make the Muse as if it is a dew who falls quietly on the grass at night.I voted up.

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      CrisSp 4 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      So beautiful...I'm sure you already know that but I have to tell you. Very captivating!

      Glad I stop by HP before dozing off. You have my vote and I'm sharing this here and on FB plus pinning.

      Love and light~

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      Mary 4 years ago from From the land of Chocolate Chips,and all other things sweet.

      This is beautiful, voted up and more.

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      Nithya Venkat 4 years ago from Dubai

      Beautifully expressed, loved your poem. Voted up.

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      torrilynn 4 years ago

      hi miss_jkim,

      thanks for the inspiring and great

      expression that you have show me in your poem.

      I find it eloquently written and well put together.

      voted up.

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      Shauna L Bowling 4 years ago from Central Florida

      This is awesome! I love the ending.

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      davidcharder 4 years ago from Show Low, AZ

      Great work miss_jkim -- again you constantly surprise me my friend!

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      miss_jkim 4 years ago

      Thank you. Jacky. I am honored to have your praise

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      miss_jkim 4 years ago

      I humbly bow to your applause dear Vincent and share your struggles with an uncooperative soul, perhaps that is why this poet writes only when the moon is full.

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      miss_jkim 4 years ago

      Thank you for such high praise and your vote. I cherish them both.

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      miss_jkim 4 years ago

      I am glad you stopped by as well, CrispSp. Thank you for the vote, share & pin. I am honored.

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      miss_jkim 4 years ago

      Thanks prettynutjob30, it's always inspiring to receive such praise.

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      miss_jkim 4 years ago

      Thanks Vellur, I appricate your kind words & the vote up.

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      miss_jkim 4 years ago

      Wow torrilyn, thanks for such high praise.

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      miss_jkim 4 years ago

      Thank you bravewarrior, for such kind words.

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      miss_jkim 4 years ago

      Thank you my friend, I sometimes surprise myself.

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      Surabhi Kaura 4 years ago

      I loved it! Keep it up! God bless.

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      miss_jkim 4 years ago

      Thank you Surabhi.

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      Live To Write 4 years ago from Phoenix, Az.

      I am so glad to read your lovely words... and I will definitely be reading more...

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      miss_jkim 4 years ago

      Thank you Laurinzo Scott, it is an honor to have your praise.

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Beautiful flow and rhythm to this poem...that's two poems of yours I have read now, and there seems to be an underlying thread of desperation in them, but still a glimmer of hope....as Tennyson said..."to strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield. " :)

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      miss_jkim 3 years ago

      Fear not, this poet may face many desperate times but will never yield!

      Thank you for your kindness billy.

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