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Staring at the page,
Suddenly, silently,
The words pouring through my mind
Cease!

Oh, to write my greatest piece!
To put thought upon the page,
Story, tale upon tale,
Opening doorways for others to see!

Please!!!

I close my eyes and beg,
Hoping for a magic moment,
Begging to be told.
To a listening ear–undiscovered.

The moment passes…

Fingers once poised above keys,
Stretch forward,
Pull the lid,
Click.

Darkness falls.
In my imagined universe,
The creator remains silent,
As stories are left untold!

 

© John A. Taylor, 2014

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The wisdom of children and the imagination of poets and novelists are both able to displace things, to move them somewhere else. Laughter has a similar effect…

~ Marie Luise Knott, Unlearning with Hannah Arendt

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“… Do not be children in your thinking. Be infants in evil, but in your thinking be mature.”

~ 1 Corinthians 14:20, ESV

The human imagination is a powerful tool. This is where your inner thoughts are formed. Your imagination is where the priorities, patterns and pleasures of the soul dwell.

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