The Poet and the Muse

One day, a poet came upon a beautiful mistress that would be his muse. Though she had never inspired an artist before, he thought she could inspire him to write of Passion, Desire and Love.
"Would you be my muse?", the poet asked the mistress.
"No, because poets fall in love with their muse's", Replied the mistress.
"It would be foolish for us to fall in love, for my work will lose its purpose and universality" Promised the poet.
The mistress, who loved poetry and words of the Heart, was delighted she could inspire such prose, and agreed to be the poet’s muse. But when he started to pen her beauty and desires, and she read his words to be true; they started to fall in Love...
"Why are we falling in Love? You promised this would not happen." Objected the bewildered muse?
The poet smiled and replied,
"Because fate has brought us together, and falling in love was our destiny."
The Muse and Poet ended their affair, for life would not permit it to continue. The Poet lost his inspiration, and the Muse never got another poem.
The morals of the story:
1. Love that is meant to be, will be.
2. You can't fight Love, It just happens.
3. If you want to write, do not fall in love with your muse.
4. Wanna be muses should not encourage love-struck poets.
Written by longsoftkiss (LSK)
Published | Edited 2nd Dec 2020
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