4/05/2011

Doo, Do Doo, Do Doo, Do Do Doo

The From-Hell-to-Breakfast, No-Such-Thing-As-Writer's-Block, Write-Anyway Chorus


No matter the muse,
No matter the vacuum.
No matter that words hide behind
Posts or just skip gaily away.
No matter the vowels and the tenses
Scattered from hell to breakfast,
The music keeps playing 
And the beat keeps beating.
The back-up group keeps singing,
"Write anyway. Write anyway.”

Were this then and I sat here
With paper and an eraser grown thin,
Crumpled balls of frustration
Would carpet the floor at my feet 
With bits of stories that could only begin.
But this being now and times being modern,
And eraser replaced by a worn Delete key,
It’s my mind that’s littered from hell to breakfast,
While the refrain keeps on playing
“Write anyway. Write anyway.”

No matter the muse
Asleep in the corner.
No matter the absence
Of any inspiration at all.
The music keeps playing
To the beat always beating
As the singers keeps singing,
“Write anyway.  
Write any way.”

W
            r
                      i
                                t
                                         e
                                               .
                                                  .
                                                     .

 
Doo, Do Doo, Do Doo, Do Do Doo...

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This was written for the Tenth Daughter of Memory and 
One Stop Poetry.

27 comments:

  1. Not only are we related - we're in sync.

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  2. yes, please please keep writing any way.

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  4. And I'm sure you will. An excellent write.

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  5. Aww we all get writer's block now and then. I struggle daily frankly. (soz had to delete the other comment) Still you managed a worthy piece even without anything to write.

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  6. Ha! The song for writers everywhere..."write anyway"...and a good chorus to have. Writer's block comes up and it slaps us all from time to time, but one has to persevere. Muse will wake again in time!

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  7. "No matter the vowels and the tenses
    Scattered from hell to breakfast,"

    Creative. I really like this one, Patti. Excellent transition in the beginning of the second stanza. Flows like poetic music to my ear and not without a sense of levity.

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  8. I recently got the same advice and I agree - write anyway! Even if it's to tell everyone you farted - or "tweeted", "twitted", maybe "poofed" or whatever the hell they are calling it these days (I don't twit or tweet - poofing on the otherhand ...).

    ;-)

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  9. haha...love it...about time we had more poetic 10DOMs...snicker, snicker...i am singing right along patti!

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  10. Oh yes that brain goes on repeating...with or without muse...from morning through night...saying "write, write, write"...fun reality read Patti...bkm

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  11. So glad that you chose to write it out!

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  12. I love this and great imagery too.

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  13. No matter the muse
    Asleep in the corner.
    No matter the absence
    Of any inspiration at all.
    The music keeps playing
    To the beat always beating
    As the singers keeps singing,
    “Write anyway.
    Write any way.”

    I loved this Patti! This is what is happening to me with that killing transition playing its game in my present life..

    But I'm writing anyways.. Very well said Dear!
    Hugs xox

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  14. oh i am so with you here...perhaps this should be a mantra "write anyway"...great one shot...cheers pete

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  15. No matter the muse
    Asleep in the corner.

    I couldn't agree more! LOL

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  16. Everyone in the blogosphere can relate to this. Great! VB

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  17. Such good advice! I know blogging helps me to do that.

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  18. ha!
    this one was a struggle, but i followed along...that nagging little quip singing in my ear

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