The Muse Lies [Poetry: Anytime, Anyplace…]

Poetry: Anytime, Anyplace, About Anything – The Muse Lies

By, Donna M. Monnig

For Day Five of NaPoWriMo I present my poem “The Muse Lies.”

The Muse Lies
The muse tells lies,
              it whispers them in the ear.
Says, for inspiration,
              we must keep it near.
The muse is a deceiver –  
              addictive much like meth,
But it is a lie, we don’t
              need its magic breath.
Inspiration is always welcome
              to come from a muse,
But we can create whatever we want,
              when so ever we choose.
The muse would have us believe
              that we’re subject to its whim,
As though one can only exercise
              when they’re at a gym.
The muse, it tells us lies,
              it needs us to need it.
But, why wait to create?
            When we can start without it.
©Donna M. Monnig

About Donna M. Monnig

Donna M. Monnig is a published poet, aspiring novelist, freelance writer, a member of the Society of Professional Journalists, and is a cowgirl at heart.
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5 Responses to The Muse Lies [Poetry: Anytime, Anyplace…]

  1. PrayImagineCreate says:

    So… what does this mean for Muse the Musical Clown?


    • I guess it means that the habits of hobos are really, really hard to break.
      God Bless,
      P.S. Besides, this poem is directed at the muses of Greek mythology variety, not the musical clown variety.


  2. booklover says:

    Fun poem! Really takes away peoples excuses doesn’t it? Nice picture too.


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