I think I’ve entered early Writopause
Which is kind of like Menopause
Because Men get it as well.
Is a bitch.
There’s no denying it.
The hot flushes.
The mood swings.
The lack of tolerance for idiocy…
Where the hell is inspiration??
It’s like losing a tiny tool in a toolbox.
You know the Bugger is in there
You dig and dig
around in the dark
up to your elbow
There are heaps of tools in your toolbox…
just never the WRITE one.
You’re flexible.. so you compromise
you make do
to write a cracking poem or something
with a tool completely inappropriate for the job at hand.
The results are nothing like you’d like.
You pretend it’s ok…
you write regardless.
But THAT robot voice inside says
This is not inspired.
It comes from your head.
Where is the love??
Remember your heart
it NEVER says
your Inspiration is in your top pocket
where you left it…
In the moments when you are writing from your core
When a piece feels like it’s writing itself
When you feel like it’s coming from somewhere else
That’s what I’m talking about!!
Not these cerebral blah blah blah’s
I like writing which laughs it’s way out.
I accept the poems that slice their way out
And the ones which leak and weep….
I love the writing
that carries me away
allowing me to believe
in my own cleverness
for a delicious moment
only to deliver a heart punch
(and soul release)
at the end
which takes me by surprise
leaving me sobbing with gladness
Those pieces are my favourites
as I am hard to surprise
Can I force inspiration??
Is it rude to yell at God & say
OI!! I’M STILL HERE!!
MY PEN IS READY!!
I’M READY TO WRITE!!!
GIVE IT TO ME ON 3 OK???
1….2….2 1/2…..2 3/4………
God just smiles.
God smiles because It is the Master.
I am just the lowly apprentice
keen – but stupid,
and Everyone knows the Master is annoyingly silent
What is a Writer to do
In a mid-write crisis
and apparently abandoned by God…
When the muse is long gone,
and possibly giving good muse
to someone else?
I advertised in the personals once.
My advert read:
AGE, SEX & NATIONALITY OPEN
NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY.
I don’t understand why I didn’t get any replies.
I am generous to my Muse.
I should have put that in the ad…
I have made some serious discoveries…
1. Life without a muse is hard.
2. My Master sucks for being so calm in the face of my panic.
3. Writopause is a real phenomenon.
4. Someone intelligent should invent the Men-O-Pause.
L.Kaye march 2010
I’m trying to aMUSE myself.