A Poem by Murtuza

Sometimes inspiration comes from somewhere much closer than you would expect.

I sit in this ol' empty room
all quiet and still,
it's like I'm on the moon.

The only company I'll entertain
are shadows and furniture
and my lonesome brain.

This restless body, needs not a bed
to rest its wavering soul.
It yearns to dream, to forfeit its dread
whilst awake in reality's dome.

This raging, beating, fiery heart
dormant in a shell; unable to start,
needs an ignition to entice the flames
of passion and flair into my veins.

So where can I find
this potential spark,
to bring my mind
out from the dark?

To search the depths,
to scour the heights?
A route so bereft,
no trail to abide.

The answer, uncertain.
Its quest, unforgotten.

Maybe it is nearer
than what I had imagined.
I can feel it building closer;
it's not from another planet.

So I look deep within me
and find the same heart
Which once failed its glory
has now renewed its spark.

"The closer you get to something
the tougher it is to see it"
-That is the old witty saying
and to this poem, gives merit.

Sometimes, we must delve
into the darkness of ourselves
and find that inspiration,
that reason for our continuation.

© 2011 Murtuza

Author's Note

Just something written on a whim, wrote whatever came off my head. Hope its good enough :)

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Good enough for what?..........It's your mind, it's your life blood poured out in a kind of rhyme, that It's you, and no one can take that away from you. Inspiration comes often when one neither needs or wants it :O) enjoyed, I think it was good enough dont you?

Posted 10 Years Ago

3 of 3 people found this review constructive.


great rhythm

Posted 9 Years Ago

It sounds like the times when you just can't get off the ground, but persistence is engrossed behind the chair.

Posted 9 Years Ago

it's great! there were some tinee tiny parts where the rhyming seemed forced but overall..the imagery's great and you have your own way with playing the words.

Posted 9 Years Ago

This is great. Definently good enough for anybody. I find my self a little more inspired!

Posted 10 Years Ago

So love it! Rhyming! Awesomeness. It was imaginative and all so sensual at the same time. Great job! Really! And seriously. And whenever someone writes something on a whim it turns out amazing.

Posted 10 Years Ago

why this describes exactly how i feel at the moment!!!

"I'm tired and I'm weak
but I can't fall asleep.
I'm irritated and bored
of the same old world
where dreams are only that
and reality- a mere fact."

"So where can I find
this potential spark,
That will bring my mind
out from the dark?"

Hell yea great enough!

Posted 10 Years Ago

I came, I read---nuff said

Posted 10 Years Ago

0 of 1 people found this review constructive.

I think this is an amazing piece, really captures how something just casually pops into your head after hours of frustration. . .and then suddenly you have you're Eureka moment!!

Posted 10 Years Ago

This is the way the creative being functions. Whereas others in a boring situation might count the cracks in the ceiling, your imagination can take you on fantastic voyages and build castles in the sky.

Posted 10 Years Ago

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Added on March 23, 2011
Last Updated on October 14, 2011
Tags: Inspiration, Deep, Within, Thoughts, Other



Chennai, India

Hi all :) I love to write - be it poems, articles, stories and the like. Whatever I write mostly comes up from the spur of the moment and I don't really start off with a basic idea. I just write ba.. more..


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