Muted Soul

Muted Soul  (by Amanda Yarde)

What hope may come of muted soul
who knows no rest in wake or dream
who’s captive words do take a toll
and leave no room for bartering
 
What fleeting inspiration goes
and comes again when least its due
disguised as poetry and prose
tho not mistook for something new
 
Yet who has seen what sleeps within
the master of this ink and quill
for even she’s yet to begin
exploring all that lay there still
 
A well of creativity
untapped and far beyond her reach
it haunts her so persistently
and mocks the labor of her speech
 
Unsettled by complacency
she cries aloud to freedom’s ear
angered by its apathy
she gives herself again to fear
 
Expression is elusive still
Her cadence bound and gagged no less
And kept inside against her will
Like burning coals heaped on her chest
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About amandayarde

Wife, mother, worship leader, life long learner View all posts by amandayarde

4 responses to “Muted Soul

  • Andrea

    sista!Did u just pen this? Or is it one of your fav's?It CERTAINLY describes how my inner-creative-Andrea has felt lately. MUTED.BUT!I am FORCING myself…right now actually…after I read this…to sketch SOMETHING for the kid's book I'm working on. For SOMETHING surely has to be better than NOTHING.Your words were INSPIRING!((you))Andreaaka Muted 🙂

  • Amanda Yarde

    I wrote this but its also one of my fav's…is that prideful or what? I only love it because this is probably the only thing I've ever written that has completely and whole-heartedly expressed what I was feeling to a tee. And, you can tell I'd been reading Dickinson at the time…she's one of my fav's.

  • Andrea

    Yes…I wondered where the vocabulary-influence was coming from.I LOVE it. Might "paint" it one day … kwim? Would that be okay?Andrea

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