Oh, Calliope


I have come to write

On this page so white

But the words will not seem to come


And try as I may

To find something to say

It feels like my mind has gone numb


Have I run out

Of things to tout

Have I finally reached some end


Have I said all I can

Now an empty man

With no more fine words to lend


Oh, Calliope

Please return to me

Bring me your nourishing light


For in my heart

There is still a part

Unwilling to give up the fight


25 Responses to “Oh, Calliope”
  1. Please don’t ever give up! We all have times when our muse “takes a vacation” but as long as we don’t lock the door, I believe she will return! Besides, we, your readers, look forward to whatever words you write!

  2. beth says:

    ah, glad you put this one up – and I have no doubts you will always have words

  3. Jim Borden says:

    a wonderful poem that expresses the challenge of being a writer. I think as long as you are unwilling to give up the fight, the words will continue to flow, at some point…

  4. kristianw84 says:

    I am sure the words will return to you, my friend!

    • Brad Osborne says:

      Thanks, Kristian! I know you know the struggle I speak of personally. I guess patience and persistence are the key. Much love!

      • kristianw84 says:

        It can be hard. I find during those times my brain just needs a bit of a break. I’ll tune out and get list in a movie or go for a walk, the creative streak often returns in those moments. Much love back!

      • Brad Osborne says:

        Maybe it is just a touch of the winter blues. Let’s hope the change of weather renews my inspiration. Thank you for your kind words and encouragement, my friend!

  5. To the Muse with the “beautiful voice” queen of all the muses that elicits epic poetry, a fine subject of your poetic intentions Brad. Wonderful.

  6. petespringerauthor says:

    One of the mysteries of writing is why the words come so much easier some days than others.

  7. K.L. Hale says:

    Brad, I understand. We all understand. This is a beautiful poem and way to describe the feelings. Oh,…and a hug around the neck.♥️❤️

    • Brad Osborne says:

      Thank you, Karla! How did you know I needed that hug? You are such a beautiful person. 💕🌹😘

      • K.L. Hale says:

        Brad, you’re a precious soul. Thank you, too. We always need hugs. And when we feel in a slump, they’re needed most. I’m headed off the grid this weekend; no technology, just woods and trails and an art gallery. It will help my soul I know! Sending love and more hugs! ❤️🤗 have a beautiful and safe weekend.

      • Brad Osborne says:

        Enjoy your time unplugged, dear Karla. It will surely nourish your soul. I hope it is filled with inspiring beauty from the womb of our dear Mother Earth. Be safe and I will look forward to your return. Sending you a whole weekend’s worth of love! ❣

      • K.L. Hale says:

        Thank you so much my dear friend. It was beautiful! And soul-opening on so many levels. I hope yours was wonderful! I’m slowly getting into the swing of things …I feel your love and hugs and it means so much! I’m sending it back! 🤗❤️

  8. And yet the words do flow!

  9. jonicaggiano says:

    This is beautiful Brad. I love the descriptive phrases and the questions you ask yourself. It is never to late for love. Your muse is never to far from your beautiful poetry Brad. Big hugs 🤗 love Jonikins

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