A Writer's Amnesia


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There are times when I am inspired to write and the thoughts just jump onto the inked page; sometimes inspiration spills out of the unknown and I am left wondering as to where the thoughts orginated - from what inner space did they materialize. Then I read and read again as to what has orginated from bits and pieces of nothing to form prose or a short story that displays some cogent meaning,,, that something that feels as if it were mastered from anothers mind or soul. SoulWriter

A Writer's Amnesia

There's that picture of me again, the one that is me but not me.

That which I see when I read a story or verse that I had written so long ago or just minutes past.


But I'm not the face holding the pen, I'm not pecking away at the keys, and I'm not scribbling frantically with a pencil.


The voice that is expressing such sinuous feeling and profound thought is not my own. I am simply beside myself; outside of the creative realm of who I am.


That which I become when writing something deep pulled from the belly of an emotion that is far beyond my own experiences. 


If I calm the surreal, I can sometimes conjure forth the paradox of being overwhelmed by a spewing forth of words. They pour though my brain faster than I can transform them into immortality by merely placing permanence to the syllables.


I run the syntax across my synapses to sting my subconscious with attempts to recall the moment the process began. What possessed the non-me to steal inspiration from a verbal hiccup that tossed nothing head on into something?


My synopses of my very own mind movie... It plays over every time I read the words that I birthed. I'm the producer, the director, the editor and the actor - all while viewing it from the other side as if it’s uniquely new.


One day I’ll go over this line by line and I will wonder as to what prompted the author to stack each letter together in such a manner as to form this particular grammatical diagram?


Perhaps I will even say "I wish that I had written that", while feeling that I couldn't have but knowing that I did!


Jh 7.2.13 11:28 PM

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Singcanary commented on A Writer's Amnesia


I love gymnastics of the mind..."A writer's Amnesia" beared a truth we all find ourselves in...good to see you still here writing. I haven't been around Original poetry for quite awhile. Maybe i will start to visit more often. I always enjoyed your works...great job! wishing you always the best.

tylerestuart commented on A Writer's Amnesia


I know the feeling, and you captured it well. Good job, SoulWriter.

If I feel physically as if the top of my head were taken off, I know that is poetry.

Emily Dickinson (1830-1886) American poet.

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A Writer's Amnesia 2
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Wishing Her Well 18
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Don’t Live Without Love 17
Never Ever After 14
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It Hurts 31
In Every Living Space 14
Gargoyle (Girl) 27
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Your Love Is Poetry 25
Why Not Spend A Fantasy On Me 13
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Melancholy Cure 10
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All That You Are 10
Words Worth 43
Black 37
The Toy 23
The Rose Eternal 28
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Love Stains 19
The Tree Within 19
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