Poet In Decline

poem by: Cecilia Crasto
Written on Nov 06, 2017

My winters have grown much longer
The cold has settled in my bones
Doubts overshadow all attempts to write
Feelings expressed from the heart now wanes
Like the iciness that chills the blood in my veins
I'm looking through a clouded mirror
One that hides more than it reflects
Bereft of words scraps of paper lie bare
Ink form droplets suspended in mid air
Fragmented verses float on the breeze
Drifting away like atoms in the wind
Into the stratosphere of poetry archives
No inspiration comes to this empty mind
Searching for words that I can't seem to find
You appear then vanish play tricks on me
Lock up my mind and throw away the key
I write but little, I cross out a lot
Battles with the mind have all been fought
Just a word floating to the moon
Seeking the verse that died too soon
Will I write again with a mellifluous flow
Rekindle the muse and then write some more
I bid adieu to the verse and the rhyme
A sad farewell from a poet in decline.


Tags: Deep, Imagery, Sad,

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Taha Hassan commented on Nov 06, 2017 at 6:38am
If, and only if you can find someone to rekindle that flame i believe. Another poem i can deeply relate to, Cecilia. impeccable taste of words. Love it. -T
Christopher Russon commented on Nov 06, 2017 at 12:42pm
I hope this poem isn't regarding yourself.this poem is well written like all of your others. And many more to come.writers block happens to all poets.then wow inspiration suddenly Start again.
Frank byrne commented on Nov 07, 2017 at 11:37am
Wow! Cecilia....powerful poem..makes me sad.......I hope it's not you last...
Cecilia Crasto commented on Nov 07, 2017 at 9:46pm
Thank you Chris, Taha and Frank for your kind comments, for some time now I have been questioning the purpose of poetry in my life, but in saying that, tomorrow I might smell a rose, gaze at the stars and feel the urge to write something~till then I will read your amazing poetry!
Denika Mica commented on Nov 08, 2017 at 7:39am
I can relate to your poem and really like the flow of it. I had writter's block for a few years. I felt dead inside, and just went through the motions of life. but recently things have started to change. I wrote my first poem in years today and had to share it, and found myself here. You never know when inspiration will come to you, but once a writer, its hard not to go back to writing eventually.
Frank byrne commented on Nov 08, 2017 at 11:27am
Good luck in everything you do Cecilia.......I've loved reading your wonderful poetry......Frank..
Chris Cleverly commented on Nov 10, 2017 at 1:40am
From one poet to another. Separate each moment with calm soft patience lay down that weary head, your home, your safe, now rest. Even though you may not feel at this time inspired please know that you are inspiring. Thank you for sharing your poetry and conversation. I have no doubt I will again be reading something resplendent written by you when the time is right. C.Cleverly
Cecilia Crasto commented on Nov 10, 2017 at 10:31pm
Thank you Denika for you lovely response.
Cecilia Crasto commented on Nov 10, 2017 at 10:34pm
Chris, the eloquence of your response really touched me, actually you gave me my first comment when I was new on this site and I appreciate the support and encouragement, continue to write your brilliant poems.
Christopher Russon commented on Nov 10, 2017 at 10:56pm
It is a pleasure I always enjoy reading your poems very inspirational Cecilia.
Chris Cleverly commented on Nov 14, 2017 at 12:19am
Many thank's Cecilia, Goodbye
Geoffrey Brewer commented on Nov 14, 2017 at 5:16am
Dear Cecilia, your eloquent and powerful words here show that the muse has not abandoned you. Perhaps you are lacking a subject with inspiration, but you clearly still have the talent and sensitivity to use language in highly effective ways. Have patiennce. Stimulation will come and verses will flow.
Cecilia Crasto commented on Nov 14, 2017 at 6:12am
Thank you Geoffrey, that means a lot to me.
Jazz Force commented on Dec 16, 2017 at 6:27pm
Beautifully written!
Cecilia Crasto commented on Dec 19, 2017 at 12:22am
Thank you Jazz Force, I appreciate your kind comment.
krista ayana commented on Jan 02, 2018 at 8:20am
nice choice of words. woah. God blesss you even more!
Cecilia Crasto commented on Jan 03, 2018 at 9:56pm
Thank you Krista for you very nice comment, God bless.


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