Evil eye

I write, rectify and discard in disgust

my brain it seems has accumulated rust

scraps of paper lie scattered all around

my pen makes no scratching sound

blank paper stares blankly at me

my muse today has deserted me

it seems to be the handiwork of the ‘jealous’ one

whose wicked, twinkling words I should have shun

with great stealth he lured my words astray

I grope around blindly in nothingness in dismay

alas my poetic prowess has diminished

fickle ideas flit away, it seems as if I am finished!

but sweet revenge will soon be mine

when stars in my favour align.

47 thoughts on “Evil eye

  1. A poignant poem today…… this is me this morning…..
    “blank paper stares blankly at me
    my muse today has deserted me”
    ……………But soon the sun shall be higher in the sky………..

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  2. Oh goodness, this was Brilliantly done! I love that the blank paper stares blankly; and this is familiar: it seems to be the handiwork of the β€˜jealous’ one

    whose wicked, twinkling words I should have shun

    with great stealth he lured my words astray… Your writing never reveals any lapse, you’re the Queen, Punam ❀

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  3. β€œI write, rectify and discard in disgust
    my brain it seems has accumulated rust
    scraps of paper lie scattered all around”

    Notwithstanding how relatable this is, the rhythm and rhyme of these lines draws me in. You inspire me all the time, but especially to back myself and my words…. even when your paper stares at you blankly, you stare back defiantly and write such beautiful words as these. ❀️❀️

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    1. You, my dear, are such a blessing! How wonderful it is to read such beautiful words of encouragement from someone who is so accomplished! Rachel, for all the beautiful things you write, stay blessed! ❀️❀️

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      1. Gosh Punam, I am in no way accomplished!!! But you have me smiling, for being so kind when it is you that is the accomplished one.

        It’s true, I am often inspired by your words. Both in your poetry and in your comments and encouragements.
        ❀️❀️

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      2. You have to look at yourself through the eyes of your readers, then you will realise how wonderfully talented you are! Now, now don’t turn beetroot… I will tone down the effusive praise in future. πŸ˜‚ But every once in a while it feels good to let you know how much I appreciate your presence here. Inspiring and being inspired by each other…that makes the two of us!❀️❀️❀️

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      3. Truly speechless (and beetroot), and…. grateful. I am so pleased to have found you and your poetry on here. I truly cherish your friendship. This has given me that feeling where it’s somewhere behind my eyes, a little in my chest, and definitely in my heart. Thank you Punam ❀️❀️❀️

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      4. Same here, Rachel! So do I! Ditto for everything you have said about our friendship. And I just love what you have said about it being behind eyes, a little in the chest and definitely in the heart. ❀️❀️❀️

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  4. And sweet revenge is indeed yours! This was a joy to read! It’s amazing how you mix these certain words (to which you create pingbacks) so effortlessly in your stories.

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