will creativity return?


a question


I remember

words flowing

and writing 2-page poems

without stopping


and as I wrote  each word

not knowing what would follow

it was  “inspiration”

like only inspiration  can be

in its finest and purest



each day was filled with

emotions that would be written

and later

I strived to find a way to have

these emotions ….. I’ll call them poems….

published in book form


youth finds a way

to make a way when there

appears to be no way


maybe because

at that time of life

nothing is impossible

and the energy we have then….

wow,  we have the energy to go

the extra mile

until we reach, or partly reach

our goals


then the reality of life

knocks on our door

and says, lights out

you gotta earn a living

do what others are doing

have a family

and go to college if you are able


and the cost

is more than money —

it is giving up creativity

to find the jobs

to secure the future


now, too many years later

I am retracing my steps

to find where my creativity went


maybe there is time to find

inspiration again

and finish the dream

I began

Published by Jim Wortham

As a teen, wanted to live from writing poetry. Wrote several books, selling nationally. Hung out with readers throughout the United States. My writing has been on back burner. Now dusting off my desk and have my pen in hand. Hope you enjoy some of what I write.

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