The Inspired Word – A Poem by Nathan P.



    The Inspired Word


    No longer feels like
    An intrusive houseguest
    When the only thing more ravaged
    Than your body
    Is your psyche


    Banished thoughts of doing things
    Never done before
    Due to being consumed
    With thoughts of never doing
    Things once easily done…… again.


    World not just turned upside down
    But exploded and imploded
    A personal ground zero
    With no construction plans
    For rebuilding


    Feeling left betrayed
    By body and pockets…..
    Lady luck
    Morphed into Lady Lupus
    No need for money anyway
    Since dead blue finger tips couldn’t
    grip it… lost job’s impact wasn’t
    Easily felt


    Groundhog days never ending
    Nowhere to go to
    Nowhere to be
    Couldn’t get there if I wanted to
    Even with a stylish piece of wood
    Imported from the motherland


    Feet you failed me now


    Left feeling less than
    All cool left the room
    Supply depleted with none on reserve
    Couldn’t even scream out in despair
    Swollen chest lining created a sound proof environment


    Life ain’t a bitch
    Because even a bitch can be reasoned with


    During that time
    Of deepest despair


    Never imagined
    Descending into a pit
    Could elevate the spirit


    Not realizing I was walking into a matchmakers dream


    She had me at hello
    Although neither one of us
    Realized I was ripe for picking


    If love is blind
    Then love at first sight can never occur
    Yet love still blossomed
    During that first meeting


    She knew me without ever knowing me
    Not knowing she possessed the perfect remedy
    Her power of speech intoxicating


    Embraced me with multiple arms
    Hugged me from every direction
    Screamed sweet somethings
    Into ears that no longer heard my own voice


    Kissed me flush upon the lips
    Breathing new life
    Into lungs that found a way to turn bass into treble….
    Now rebalancing the equalizer
    So bass emitted once again


    How could I commit to one who was not monogamous
    For she gave herself to all that crossed her path


    Still she had me at hello
    Although neither of us knew I was
    Ripe for picking.


    She didn’t waste time introducing me to her friends
    She reintroduced myself to me


    She nurtured me
    Excited me
    Finally gave me a sense of peace
    Even let me dance the lead
    After prompting me
    To stand on steadied feet
    She fancied me
    Gave me energy
    Gave me hope for what could finally be


    All this
    The inspired word
    Did for me.


    – Nathan Pearson (Nathan P.)



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