Returning Words

Open eyes resist seeing.
Brain resists moorings.
Slightest motion, even soft noises
are most unwelcome today.
Thoughts have nothing to say.

With time and ibuprofen
throbbing dulls to non-existence.
Fogged ideas come in to focus.

Muse returns to chat me up.
We soar on the winds of
possibilities, of poetry.
Once again, words
come clear for me
to write them.

© 2011 Shari Lynne Smothers

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Welcome to Telling Stories, my creative writing space. My name is Shari Smothers. Poems help me to understand the world and to explain my world to others. They're my premier story telling tools. There's more to come, so please share with me through reading, commenting, emailing. Learn more about Shari here. And do come again!

6 thoughts on “Returning Words

  1. Hey Shari,

    the voice in this piece is soft, almost soothing. I like the easy flow of it.

    keep writing,


  2. Hi Stacy. You make me think I got it right. During and just after bad headaches, I want to do everything softly. So I wanted to put that into the verses.

    Thank you,

  3. Very nice. Reminds me of the days when my muse decides to play hide and go seek with me.

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