benediction of suffering

By FadedBlues


does she come when we call? …not at all.


I attempt to lamely march with the legions of poets & artists

throughout a history of embattled passions, who have taught

us one steadfast truth: suffer for art, or find another playground.


we are writers, we are painters, and we feed like lambs at the teats of the apathetic mother who holds us in thrall, the muse who nurtures us with the sweetness of wise & romantic arias today, and tomorrow destroys us with the slings & arrows that the Bard of Avon warned us about.


how long have I sat, while she laughs at my tears, at my blank paper and my worthless pen? drunk on inspirational wine, I stumble from the writing table, scorned by the words I worship,

lost in allegories.


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Copyright 2013 FadedBlues
Published on Wednesday, February 13, 2013.     Filed under: "Poetry"
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  • Wr1tt3n V3ng3anc3 On Tuesday, February 19, 2013, Wr1tt3n V3ng3anc3 (187)By person wrote:

    Stunningly penned, your verses stylized with direct gravitation. Thank you

  • Nehema On Tuesday, February 19, 2013, Nehema (1299)By person wrote:

    Suffering to play on the poets playground is a game for us masochistic types with big hearts. I love peeking in at yours as well as so many other beauties here - XXOO Scholar

  • FadedBlues On Friday, February 15, 2013, FadedBlues (2958)By person wrote:

    Friends, thanks. it's inspiring to have another poet who can act as a muse...

  • dwells On Friday, February 15, 2013, dwells (5694)By person wrote:

    Allegories ain't so bad maybe? Better than EMO drivel or similar pre-pubescent pablum. But then again we dabble at our own peril in religiosity. Bless you my friend, and you gotta suffer to catch fish (my Uncle Hollis) - cheers!

  • Velvet Raven On Thursday, February 14, 2013, Velvet Raven (209)By person wrote:

    an ill fated muse like no other.... she comes and goes as she pleases... ohh how i relate to this... thank you kind Sir.... ;))) M... Scholar

  • M Morgan On Wednesday, February 13, 2013, M Morgan (203)By person wrote:

    Suffering, muse, pain!!! I feel related i dont know why??? You are great sir.

  • Devilish On Wednesday, February 13, 2013, Devilish (3782)By person wrote:

    There is no one like you sir.. you can do it all.. i love you.. Scholar

  • Stephanie Sideways On Wednesday, February 13, 2013, Stephanie Sideways (302)By person wrote:

    This is amazing FB ! I just bloomin well loved it !

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