Hubland Graveland

I brewed a cup of Joe, not a single thing to do

thought I'd give a whirly wack and write a thing or two

I've got a big old block, not a single thing to say

I'm staring at my screen and all I see is gray

The little cursor waits, just blinking all the time

I just count the blinks, trying to make them rhyme

so where do hubbers go, when they run out of things to say?

Is this gray, the empty grave, where empty hubbers stay?

I'm seeing graves in hubland, with headstones all in gray

each with a little cursor, that blinks both night and day!

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empire mike 4 years ago from empire, colorado

made my day, arb


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arb 4 years ago from oregon Author

Hey Mike! How are you. Hope things are anything but gray! I see from the comment section that you are finding both your way and new friends. Very happy to see it. Be well! btw - thanks for leaving a comment, it interupts the gray!


Rosemary Banks 4 years ago

We all get writers block at times, but keep on doing what you're doing, interesting.


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arb 4 years ago from oregon Author

Thanks for reading and for leaving a comment.


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Nellieanna 4 years ago from TEXAS

It's the master poet who can turn the gray blinkin' block into a charming poem! Delightful! Bravo!


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arb 4 years ago from oregon Author

As my hub "how to" not write a "how to" demonstrated, I have become quite proficient at writing about nothing!(:


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Nellieanna 4 years ago from TEXAS

Well -maybe it's a unique genre you've corralled. But - not to get too philosophical, -- isn't creating something out of nothing sort of the gist of all creativity?

Or as my creative mother would say - "ANYbody can wash dishes with SOAP!"

Besides, as so many of your creations testify, your skill at writing about and creating substance and content, is even more equally adept. :-)


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bearnmom 4 years ago from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Very nice rhythm to this short piece that tells the story of writer's block.


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TToombs08 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map.

lmao. LOVE it! Definately worth a big ole Vote Up and then some. Sign me up as one of your followers. :)


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AudreyHowitt 4 years ago from California

I enjoy your writing--great sense of rhythm in this piece--and I can relate. I imagine we all can--


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arb 4 years ago from oregon Author

Hi Audrey, thanks for the kind comment. sometimes, rhythm is all that ask of me!


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arb 4 years ago from oregon Author

TToombs08! Good afternoon. Thanks for the read and the comment. I look forward to acquainting myself with your work!


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arb 4 years ago from oregon Author

Hi Audrey, thanks for coming by and for the kind comment. Sometimes, rhythm is all I ask of me. So much easier to set our sights low and find success down there!


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cat on a soapbox 4 years ago from Los Angeles

I can really relate to this one, Arb! We all get writer's block. These periods are meant to be , so we can tend to the other things in our lives. Well expressed!


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arb 4 years ago from oregon Author

Hi cat! Its been awhile. Delighted to hear from you. My block was shattered this morning as I published, The Story of Zoe. Hope you get around to it. Been gone for a long while. Its nice to be back.


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Sphinxs Sanctum 3 years ago from Southern United States

Hello my comedic, thoughtful Arb! Long time no talk, Incommunicado, pretty much for the above reason. (HaHa) Life gets in the way & doesn't slow long enough sometimes for me to pry my thoughts apart & allow them a jailbreak. Anyhow, this gave me a chuckle & I was pleased to see your sparkle & wit, unfaded.

So glad to know you're still here after my long absence. Yeah, I'm back-- who knows for how long? I guess as long as it takes to expunge or at least calm, whatever current turmoil is stirring, which is the norm for me. Voted UP & Funny! You are a comfort to see.


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arb 3 years ago from oregon Author

Hello Spinxs and it is really good to see you back. I'll post a follow so I don't miss anything.

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