Louis Gibbs


Hello, my muse,

Enjoy your vacation?

You were missed by all

Who appreciate the insights

Your poetry conveys to us,

The wisdom it imparts.


I, your faithful scribe,

Perhaps missed you the most

While you were cavorting with

Frost, Longfellow, and Thoreau.


So let us not be apart so long.

My pen went dry sitting in its well,

And as for myself, dear muse,

I've been bored as hell!






  • Michael Edwards

    Yup - ideas do sometimes dry up. But I read avidly and usually find something in a book which triggers something if only a one liner. As for this - it's a super work which flows from start to finish .

    • Louis Gibbs

      Many thanks, Michael!

    • orchidee

      You got some more cartridges for that fountain pen?! That what you mean - ink dried up?
      Oh I see, your muse dried up! heehee.

      • Louis Gibbs

        Both, I'm afraid, 'O'. Think I'll switch to a ballpoint. Don't know if I can switch muses.

      • Lorna

        Very good! I'm glad you could write it!

        • Louis Gibbs

          Thanks, sr. It wasn't easy on my own.

        • Santita

          Ah, Louis. This is a piece i could have written! My muse has taken a very long vacation, seemingly abandoning me lol. I, also, have been busy. However, I love this piece! I enjoy that you wrote is as if speaking to your muse. Your last line made me laugh! It is always a pleasure to read your work, dear one.

          • Louis Gibbs

            I have been missing you on the site. Glad to hear that it is just that you've been busy, and your muse has taken a leave of absence as mine has. They can be pretty independent, can't they? Thanks for your comment, Santi, and for making it a fav! Be well.

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