For Ben and Kireasha: My Inspirations

by Maple Tree   Apr 8, 2016

drips faster
than loneliness
down a heart
of endless

for others who never see their worth.

It's a lonely road
for my inky fingers.

I write daily
of things that inspire me-

Not to make a difference
or impress the endless people
who care to read
my poems,

but to simply live-

as a writer my need
to put thoughts down
on paper
is my way of
coping with this life
I live.

I will never underestimate
the power of poetry
and lyrical lines of

This is me and my words
thank you for reading.


This is a topic of conversation I have been having with both of these people, they both inspire me....

Ben has inspired me to not be afraid of stretching my limits within rhyme... and Kireasha has inspired me to embrace my darkness and has taught me to not be afraid to talk about my past... I have been able to write, but this courageous woman has shown me, its ok to talk about it as well!

as others have in the past, upon my journey as a writer... thank you!


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  • 3 years ago

    by CJ Maleney

    This is kinda me. Somethings I write just don't make sense at times but I have to write it down anyway. I've seen me jump out of bed and scribble just a line or two lest that thought be lost.

    Thank you for sharing this


  • 3 years ago

    by Naughtymouse

    I don't know how I missed this, freakin awesome!!

  • 4 years ago

    by Milly Hayward

    I am blown away by your imagery.
    "Nothing drips faster than loneliness down a heart of endless compassion"
    What a powerful emotional beautiful opening which really sets the mood

    For those who lack confidence to know how worthy they are. The lonely road for a writer depicted so visually by inky fingers was

    The inner strength that writes only what inspires you not to impress the endless stream of people who read but do not comment or show themselves

    Your overwhelming need as a writer to put your needs down on paper as a way of coping with your life. This I can relate to being too ill myself to do a lot of things.
    Writing is my purpose it gives meaning to my life.

    The stanza about not underestimating the power of poetry and lyrical lines of emotion.
    How true is this. Poetry has the means to pull our emotions in all directions to boost a spirit, to make us sad and to make us laugh, to teach us and to share our inner selves and thoughts.

    Your words are so beautiful and capture so much imagery. I don't think you do realise your wonderful talent. I love reading your poetry you are so in talented and in touch with yourself and nature much more than you know.

    A lovely poem and tribute to Ben and Kireasha and a bright torch for us all in the darkness.

  • 4 years ago

    by Kireasha L


    It brings me great joy to know that I have inspired you. You are a beautiful and courageous writer; your talent speaks for itself. I've discovered as a new writer you always remember to write from the heart and let the words flow on paper. I believe you've mastered this skill. I have so much respect and admiration for you, if it wasn't for your encouragement I probably would have never joined this site. Thank you for taking the time out to write this piece for me and Ben. I feel privileged to know you because your so special to me and you inspired me to be a better person. :-)


  • 4 years ago

    by - Mr. Darcy

    Hello my dear,

    This is a lovely dedication. I can relate to your words as I'm sure many can.

    Poetry is a perfect way to translate the emotions that would otherwise be trapped and undoubtedly cause harm. As Ben says, keep writing you do it so well and inspire so many, including myself.

    Take care Andrea.


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