Micro-Poem (No. 1) The Frustrated Writer

First in a Series

This is the very first in a series of humorous short poems that will only take you a few seconds to read, and I hope at least make you, the reader, smile. They probably won't impress HubPages because of their brevity and will languish with the "unfeatured" status, but such is life.

The Frustrated Writer

Sitting silent at my desk

Staring blankly at the screen

Fingers hover over keys

But no words come to be.

Writer's block, or lacking thoughts

Is my inspiration gone?

Or maybe it is just because

The power switch isn't on.


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FlourishAnyway 3 years ago from USA

Very cute poem. Voted up +++ and sharing.


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Jodah 3 years ago from Queensland Australia Author

Thanks FlourishAnyway, hope it brought a smile.


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Suzanne Day 3 years ago from Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Love it! Hope it was inspired by my empire building hub about having writers block LOL ;) Just kidding.


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Frank Atanacio 3 years ago from Shelton

this was actually pretty good voted awesome


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Jodah 3 years ago from Queensland Australia Author

Thanks Suzanne, of course it was , but just in case I'm off to reread your empire building hub now...lol. Glad you liked this.

Thank you Frank, can't wish for more than voted 'awesome'.


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CraftytotheCore 3 years ago

LOL, very funny! Great job Jodah!


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Jodah 3 years ago from Queensland Australia Author

Thanks Crafty, glad you found it funny.


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kat11 3 years ago from Illinois

Awesome poem about writers and I am sure we have all been there. Voting up and sharing.


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Jodah 3 years ago from Queensland Australia Author

Hey Kat, thanks a lot. Glad you could visit and voted it up.


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Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales

Ha ha brilliant I enjoyed this gem and vote up.

Eddy.


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Jodah 3 years ago from Queensland Australia Author

Thank you so much Eddy.


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Mary McShane 3 years ago from Fort Lauderdale, Florida

voted funny :)


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Jodah 3 years ago from Queensland Australia Author

Thank you for your vote Mary, glad you found this funny.


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drbj 3 years ago from south Florida

Pithy but clever. Makes me recall back when personal computers first became popular with the masses and customers called for help, the first question the computer tech would ask is: 'Did you turn the computer on?'


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Jodah 3 years ago from Queensland Australia Author

Yes drbj, I remember those instructions from the tech, as well as 'Did you turn it off and on again?' Thanks, and haven't had my poems called 'pithy' before...haha.


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Jackie Lynnley 3 years ago from The Beautiful South

First I read of these, very funny. I enjoyed it, who doesn't like to smile?


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Jodah 3 years ago from Queensland Australia Author

Thank you Jackie, that's the main aim of these...to bring a smile.


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wetnosedogs 3 years ago from Alabama

Oh this is funny. I would forget to turn the power switch on and wonder.


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Jodah 3 years ago from Queensland Australia Author

Thanks wetnosedogs (love that name),

Glad you found this funny.

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    John values the use of humour and enjoys writing and reading limericks and jokes. He is a fan of Monty Python, Mr Bean, Black Books etc.


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