Fragile Muse

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Our spirit of inspiration
Gentle pixie on our shoulder
With her ink-stained wings
And body cloaked in paint
Flitting on the edge of thought
Heard just enough to guide our dreams

Her power is at our cores
Dwelling in our mind and heart
She balances upon a scale
Held aloft by our self-worth
Easily tipped to madness
And swallowed by despair

She is a fragile creature
That can break at any moment
Leaving us a twitching husk
Adrift in harsh reality
With no wings to help us soar
No voice to call us home

She cannot die for good
Unless we will it to be so
We can fight to bring her back
Absorb the pain that made her fall
Using it to forge new strength
And revive our fragile muse

(An old poem from my files.)

About Charles Yallowitz

Charles E. Yallowitz was born, raised, and educated in New York. Then he spent a few years in Florida, realized his fear of alligators, and moved back to the Empire State. When he isn't working hard on his epic fantasy stories, Charles can be found cooking or going on whatever adventure his son has planned for the day. 'Legends of Windemere' is his first series, but it certainly won't be his last.
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11 Responses to Fragile Muse

  1. L. Marie says:

    Love this, Charles. Fragile muse is right. That’s me today. 😦 I especially relate to this part:
    Held aloft by our self-worth
    Easily tipped to madness
    And swallowed by despair

    Like

  2. Oloriel says:

    Beautiful, I loved the 3rd part, adrift in harsh reality without the lunacy of writing ideas is horror for me!

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  3. I always find an apology to the muse works wonders. (I never know what to apologize for so I cover a number of bases.) Enjoyed the poem.

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  4. adeleulnais says:

    i really like this poem. It rings true as well. Long live the pixie.

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