Ripples – A Dash of Sunny


When the words don’t come easy

When inspiration evades me
When I must gouge every word from my bound and stitched mouth
When the rhythm’s distorted
When the rhyme pattern is thwarted
When confidence is eroded by crippling self-doubt
When I shrink before mastery
When my skill is unsatisfactory
When my fountain of words is foundered by drought
That’s when I lay my soul bare
That’s when I let myself care
That’s when what I put there on the table is me
It’s my heart, soul and body
It’s what pushes and drives me
I’m a poet, a writer, and words set me free.


It’s time for the weekly prompt from A Dash of Sunny! This week, we are asked to write on intuition, instinct and creativity. The poem above is a reprise of some work of a few years ago – ironically my muse is taking me to art today, not to writing, but I wanted to take part nonetheless, hence my sneaky, cheaty reprise! How ironic also, that this pieces is about inspiration and the drive to write! It’s always there, but sometimes, I have to take a time out to recharge and re-craft a little later on.

Please head on over to A Dash of Sunny and read, and enjoy!

14 thoughts on “Ripples – A Dash of Sunny

  1. Oh this is soo tender and emotive Freya ❤❤ and I am so glad you chose to share it with us. Sigh, for though the pages are still blank, there is a miraculous feeling of the words being there, written in invisible ink and clamoring to become visible. Beautifully penned. Thank you so much for participating at Prompt Nights and for your constant love and support ❤❤

    Lots of love,

  2. When I must gouge every word from my bound and stitched mouth – was a particularly powerful line in this wonderful poem – it is hard to listen to ourselves and trust the words that come..but when we do – well, your poem says it all 🙂

  3. I can feel the strength of the push to create,,the frustration sometimes, the angst,,,the process so well written down,,, 🙂

    1. Thank you, Magaly. I wrote this maybe 3 years ago. Some of my work from them is somewhat excruciating, I will confess, so it’s good to get positive responses such as yours. I really appreciate it.

  4. Words have set you free Freya and the gouging has been worthwhile. We don’t achieve unless we work hard and put so much of ourselves in our writing. This is so well written.

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