Unlikely Muse

A reply to reader Veronica Helen Hart’s challenge. Sometimes inspiration comes from the strangest sources… 

There once was a Person from Porlock

Whom I always thought was a warlock.

He gave me a fright

In the midst of the night

As he stood there with dangling forelock.

“O writer, you speak of a mind block?

You’re shut up as tight as a padlock?

You’ll soon see the light

And all will be right.

Stop grumbling! You just need to take stock.”

His glibness cut deep; how he did mock!

I stood up and glanced at the wall clock.

“I simply won’t bite,

Get out of my sight!”

Then I sat down and finished my Word Doc.

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About Tricia Pimental

Born in Brooklyn, New York, Tricia Pimental's second memoir, A Movable Marriage, has received 5 Star reviews from both Epic Book Quest and Readers' Favorite. It's available on Amazon in both Kindle (amzn.to/1RtRBwp) and print (amzn.to/1OiGlUU) versions. She is also the author of two Royal Palm Literary Award Competition-honored books: Rabbit Trail: How a Former Playboy Bunny Found Her Way, and Slippery Slopes. Other work has appeared in International Living Magazine; A Janela, the quarterly magazine of International Women in Portugal; and anthologies compiled by the Florida Writers Association and the National League of American Pen Women. A member of the Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists and a former Toastmaster, Ms. Pimental resides in Portugal. She can be reached at www.triciapimental.com and on Twitter @Tricialafille.
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8 Responses to Unlikely Muse

  1. weldontravis says:

    Ah-h-h, Tricia! Your timing is perfect! I’m deeply involved in assisting another writer complete her memoirs before she moves on from pancreatic cancer. Hers is a compelling and riveting tale, stemming from her earliest sexual molestation, then ongoing extreme physical abuse, by her father. She has led a life of depravity and crime due to her addiction to crack cocaine (a very “Slippery Slope” if you will). Her purpose is to encourage young girls and women to not follow in her footsteps, with the additional target readership of Jails, Prisons, Parole & Probation Departments, Rehab Centers, Half-way Houses, professional and private counselling services. The process is calling forth a lot of unpleasant “stuff” for both of us, but it is a worthy project. Keep on keeping on, my friend . . . Weldon

    Weldon C. Travis Post Office Box 370 The Great Republic of Rough & Ready, California del Norte 95975 (530) 432-8866 http://www.ResidentDeputySheriff.com or http://www.ResidentDeputySheriffTravis.org Be Kind to your Email Friends ~ remove email addresses & use “bcc’s”

    On Fri, 16 Aug 2013 15:39:22 +0000 Notes from a Movable Marriage

    • It definitely can be tricky, telling one’s own story, but your friend’s purpose is admirable. Please give her a personal “best wishes” from me on achieving her goal. Thanks for helping her…

  2. Lynne Baker says:

    Oh, too clever! Madame Haber would be incredibly proud of you! I am most impressed…

    Sent from my iPhone

  3. John White says:

    Excellent. Thank God Word Perfect is gone or it wouldn’t rhyme. Nice to have a limerick without Nantucket in it. Great job.

  4. Myrica Taylor says:

    ’tis clever, tis’ fun and ’tis witty from a lady as smart as is pretty tho i quite missed the start, (a challenge by Hart) this limerick left nothing to pity.

  5. I wouldn’t expect anything less from you, M. XO

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