9/19/13

To A Muse

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How do we do it amid hissing,
teeth gnashing,
tears?

I lead.
They run away.

Yet...

When last comma finds a place,
when final scene takes stage,
words have caged them.
Trained me.

Truce struck.
Contract signed.
We smile for the crowd.

Backstage
a new story outlines itself.
Battle lines drawn,
claws twitch in their sheaths.


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~Nara Malone

 I have edits to turn in next week and the new book is about to take the stage. The muses and I have called a truce in the next word war  to pen another 55 for the G-Man. Drop by to see what others wrote or to join the fun yourself.

14 comments:

  1. Good luck with the new book, Nara. I know that all the preparation beforehand is a lot of work, but in the end it will be worth it. And there is always something else that is waiting to assume center stage.

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  2. What an accomplishment, congrats ~ Cheers for more verses & contract signing ~

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  3. Nara Malone....
    Thank you from the bottom of my heart for finding the time to pen a story for us in spite of your impending duties
    I loved your center stage 55
    And your support has been greatly appreciated.
    You are fabulous!!
    Have a Kick Ass Week-End

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  4. Don't know what it's like to be on stage. Your poem depicts this well. How wonerful to be working on your book. Lots and lots of luck.

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  5. Oooooh.
    Favorite part: "Claws twitch in their sheaths."
    Nice!

    Thanks for doing Friday 55.
    Mine's here:
    http://jannaverse.blogspot.com/2013/09/mcthoughts.html

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  6. Have fun with your edits. :) May the voices leave you in peace during this time.

    Flash 55 - Round Red Robin 0001

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  7. Love the contrasts in this one, the sharp bite with the underlying sensuality. Excellent 55, Nara.

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  8. Oh, this makes creating sound devilish and fabulous and scary. Perfection, Nara.

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  9. an excellent closing line, Nara ~ M

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  10. Yes, some days it's just like that!

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  11. I'm holding off on my annual rough draft until NaNo. I've got the first stages of a revision on my plate and am relieved to find it's ok if I don't have a muse. Did I ever mention my basement?

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  12. ha. its a never ending battle...the writing....and coming to terms with what we want to write and what we do write....smiles.

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  13. Oh yes, I know the battle with words well! Great way of stating it! Congrats on the new book!!!

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  14. Oh yes, I know the battle with words well! Great way of stating it! Congrats on the new book!!!

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