A Beautiful Tapestry

A Beautiful Tapestry

A Poem by ShameemAkhtar

Words dance
On my pad
Stirring up
Their innocence

They spray about
Shapes so odd
Stick to the paper
And refuse to let go

They assemble in groups
And some drops get sprayed
And the words become a line


Maybe that’s what we call

A thought from above

An assembly of letters
An Indian line of words
Rushing towards a point
In haste to fully stop.

Inspired inspiration

My muse
And I remain


I read

Scattered around
Them semblance of chef-d’oeuvre*

Perspired inspiration
That transpired
Inspired perspiration…

My head drops
The music stops

Scattered around
The embroidery
Of my unique tapestry

Were no more

Than a line of garbled nonsense

© 2011 ShameemAkhtar

Author's Note

chef-d’oeuvre: Master piece

@ Christian, this is what you feel about some of my poems I would think... :)

One of my weaker poems for sure but which I like because it reminds me how at times I take my pen (or keyboard) and feel the need to write, but cannot come up with anything. And if I manage to scribble anything, it is nothing but some verbal diarrhea.


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A inspiration rises from the source of our mysteries and like a dream, sometimes points at something. Where we pursue it, we might find great rewards of discovery. Nothing is too small or unimportant. In aspiring, we do not already know, but open ourselves to discover.

Posted 10 Years Ago

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i feel the same way , i usually write because it is the only way i can express myself clearly and sometimes that comes either rushed or a knot of ideas and words all in one paper !:) great write though (:

Posted 9 Years Ago

Insperation can arise from anyware. When I experaince writers block I just with with pen in hand and start to write about the most mundane of things, before I know Im revising it and re working it all together and, wow, I've got a poem. But that doesn't always work either. None the less You have stated that very well here, better than a similar piece I wrote entiteld "Write About What"... Well Done...

Posted 10 Years Ago

Dear ShameemAkhtar,

I actually think this a good poem, one of the best I have read of your work. It's nice that I can find a poem about inspiration. You have described it fairly well. This is my favorite line, "They spray about
Shapes so odd
Stick to the paper
And refuse to let go"

Thank you for sharing.

Sincerely Livana Lowell (LL)

God bless

Posted 10 Years Ago

weaker of your poems? but still words dance around your pen tip. enjoyable read:)

Posted 10 Years Ago

Amazing where we get inspiration sometimes. Well done.

Posted 10 Years Ago

Hahahaha I looooved this! Had to read it twice to actually get it ;) Very creative, it's exactly how I feel when I write sometimes.

Posted 10 Years Ago

This is unique. I really dig the underlying message in this piece. I do this all the time writing poetry and songs. You just can't force inspiration... it's something you gotta grab and use it up quick before it escapes you. Bravo.

Posted 10 Years Ago

Well a good write

Posted 10 Years Ago

As Neva said, but the write was a good way to look at oneself and absorb what it is we do... enjoyed it actually

Posted 10 Years Ago

I understand this wonderful piece. I call it wordweaving myself. I weave words together to create a tapestry. Sometimes I don't understand my own writing but I go with anyway in hopes that someone will interpret it :)

Posted 10 Years Ago

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Added on October 15, 2011
Last Updated on October 15, 2011



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