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Ode to a Blank Sheet of Paper

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What are you?

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A blank, a hollow. To be approached, with caution, respect and fear…

or perhaps with excitement.

An expression of me as I pour forth, my soul onto you.

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Perceptions differ, when you promise so much but with your blank stare.  You can ruin days with that impenetrable facade.

You are the affair that can go wrong – the cruel mistress of empty failure – or so, so right.

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You are open and closed, in two states fused together; tempting, teasing and merciless.

Ready on my whim, you open yourself to my thoughts, my deepest imaginings,

Impassive in the recording, you stand up to the intensest scrutiny, my eyes taking in everything that you possess.

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You are what you are.

An enigma. The best of me, sometimes the worst of me, always a mirror to my thoughts.

My mute companion through so many journeys never witnessed by others, my secret life.

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My finite obsession.

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Posted by on 13/02/2014 in My Writings, Poetry

 

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39 responses to “Ode to a Blank Sheet of Paper

  1. Al

    13/02/2014 at 17:22

    A great poem on what a piece of paper can drag from you.

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    • Ste J

      13/02/2014 at 17:25

      I was all grumpy last night and was sitting in front of OpenOffice and this self fulfilling poem just happened upon me. It did cheer me up and I even got up at the late hour of 7AM today in order to tweak it.

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  2. readinpleasure

    13/02/2014 at 17:48

    Ste J, you blow me with these superb words. Almost sensual in depth. Excellent dear wordsmith!

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    • Ste J

      13/02/2014 at 17:57

      I did try and do something a little different for me. I am glad you liked it and having read your pieces, I am well chuffed that you would mine. Consider me encouraged!

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  3. evermoreevil

    13/02/2014 at 18:14

    A brilliant poem. The blank page can be both daunting and enticing…More, more!

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    • Ste J

      13/02/2014 at 20:08

      scrounged and patched from my mind and more should hopefully be coming up soon. I am trying to train myself to get into writing mode more so expect a rise in my own stuff. Probably.

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  4. Seyi sandra

    13/02/2014 at 19:01

    This is strangely appealing! Actually, it’s my first time of reading a poem on your site and I love it! Hope you’ll post more. You must have a great muse… 🙂

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    • Ste J

      13/02/2014 at 20:14

      There are a few more of my poems around, it’s a rare thing for me at the moment but as you say with such a muse as I possess then more is just around the corner.

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      • Seyi sandra

        13/02/2014 at 22:49

        I’ll browse through then. It was a great poem. 🙂

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  5. Christina ~

    13/02/2014 at 21:18

    Oh my! I pop over to yours and what awaits me but this glimpse into you….letting words speak for you in a most exceedingly exquisitely enigmatic manner….revealing everything and nothing…

    I honestly loved this so much I cannot choose a favorite line or two, or three. All I can say, is just….yes, oh yes this is decadently divine and I politely demand more… xxxxxx
    #BlownAway

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    • Ste J

      14/02/2014 at 14:26

      It is a treat to me that it was a surprise to you. I like to think I can still keep up the ninja flashes for you every so often. Your awesomely appreciated alliteration always a-makes me ‘appy. For once I got in touch with a more playful and lighter side of me which is very difficult for this English guy sometimes. xxxxxx

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  6. gargoylebruce

    13/02/2014 at 23:05

    And useful for paper plane making.

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    • Ste J

      14/02/2014 at 14:17

      A lost art if ever there was one.

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  7. Lyn

    13/02/2014 at 23:42

    I think your blank page’s totally grumpy and uncommunicative twin is living at my house at the moment 😦

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    • Ste J

      14/02/2014 at 14:16

      Find two words you like…form a sentence, any sentence and write that blank away…that’s how I started my often referred to and never seen on here book.

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      • Lyn

        14/02/2014 at 20:52

        That’s one of the reasons I like the Write Now prompts. Sadly, sometimes time gets away from me and I miss out till the next one…and the next one ~sigh~

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        • Ste J

          15/02/2014 at 19:48

          Time is rubbish, always gets away from us. I have managed to get myself into a rhythm of writing constantly and now I am going to milk it for all I can until I get back to that no time, no inspiration zone.

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  8. nancyrae4

    14/02/2014 at 02:14

    You have captured the essence of the blank sheet! Could I borrow your muse?

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    • Ste J

      14/02/2014 at 14:11

      Haha, hands off my muse! I quite like blank sheets but only when I have filled them.

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  9. readingwithrhythm

    14/02/2014 at 04:06

    poetry suits you.

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    • Ste J

      14/02/2014 at 14:12

      As do jaunty hats…I don’t wear them often enough either…

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  10. LuAnn

    16/02/2014 at 02:21

    This was brilliant!!! 😀 Can you tell I liked it a bit? 😉

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    • Ste J

      22/02/2014 at 20:00

      Yay! I am glad you did, at some point soon i shall be sending you something through the Stemail that may interest you…I like to by cryptic…

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      • LuAnn

        23/02/2014 at 01:43

        Ooh, I love a good mystery!

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        • Ste J

          23/02/2014 at 09:43

          Then check your Gmail for something you may be interested in…

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  11. thejerseygal®™

    21/02/2014 at 17:30

    A empty sheet of paper is much like a bed beckoning a lover. So much can go right or not. Great imagery without taking it too far. Made us all voyeurs of your mind. Nice.

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    • Ste J

      22/02/2014 at 19:49

      I thought I would writ something subtle, just to see if I could. I’m glad I kept it the right side of whatever the right side it is.

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      • thejerseygal®™

        23/02/2014 at 00:06

        That’s subjective, the right side, but it worked for me!

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        • Ste J

          23/02/2014 at 09:52

          I didn’t want to be tied down (oo-er) to an actual phrase…it’s much easier and lazier to let everyone pick something for themselves and I will go with that.

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          • thejerseygal®™

            23/02/2014 at 17:45

            That’s what I like. To be able to interpret and take something away from a poem. So, you achieved well what you set to do.

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  12. anna amundsen

    23/02/2014 at 10:58

    “my mute companion” – I loved that.. Just the kind of companion I prefer when I’m into something new or when I’m somewhere new..

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    • Ste J

      25/02/2014 at 18:38

      It’s the least high maintenance thing since stones were invented and for that I am thankful.

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  13. quirkybooks

    06/03/2014 at 00:43

    This is awesome. You have thought of everything and ironically, it is a blank sheet of nothing, that gave you tons of something.

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    • Ste J

      06/03/2014 at 18:28

      It is amazing where the inspiration comes from.

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  14. Morgan

    19/08/2014 at 03:02

    OH! How you have captured the magic, the magnetism, and the torment of the empty page! I cannot choose but…Sigh 🙂

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    • Ste J

      19/08/2014 at 14:03

      That day I was struggling to find something to write, I inverted the whole process though and wrote through my own annoyance…cunning, eh!

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      • Morgan

        19/08/2014 at 20:09

        And captured it as well…yes you are quite devilish 😉

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