Writers Block Comes In So Many Stages

Writer's Block Comes In So Many Stages

 

Writer’s block comes in so many stages,

he opens his eyes

and stares at all the blank pages,

nothing goes right,

as he gazes into the light,

simply for inspiration,

but what he gets is perspiration,

and complete frustration,

his mind twisting, his ideas bending,

as his characters wait for a decent ending,

his Little Red Hood is not riding,

his three bears are often hiding,

his little Boo Peep has fallen asleep,

on her lonely sheep,

and if you stand still

you could even hear it weep,

he couldn’t even get started on Jack and Jill,

his writer’s block kept them on the hill,

no words could be found,

so they won’t be tumbling down,

writer’s block comes in so many stages,

and its so contagious,

the words were tight, nothing loose,

and the only thing cooking was Mother Goose,

he just didn’t know what to do,

as he listened to Little Boy Blue,

arguing with the old woman who lived in a shoe,

He simply couldn’t write,

he let so many people down,

the three little pigs, and Snow White,

he tried and he tried,

he put up a good fight,

but nothing came out,

so to all a Good Night.

© 2011 Frank Atanacio

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mcrawford76 5 years ago from Greeley, Colorado

I like this piece, using an everyday problem and using it in relation to the great bedtime stories of our past.

Nice work.

Voted up and interesting.


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vocalcoach 5 years ago from Nashville Tn.

Wonderful! You have managed to give life to a very frustrating element in writing. It's so nice to have company. :) I have voted this way UP! Thanks.

vocalcoach~


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Just Ask Susan 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

I really like how you used nursery rhyme characters to write a poem for writers block.


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Frank Atanacio 3 years ago from Shelton Author

I wrote that when I had writer's block... thanks Susan


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Frank Atanacio 3 years ago from Shelton Author

thank you mcrawford and vocalcoach for visiting my writer's block


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LaThing 3 years ago from From a World Within, USA

LOL, Frank, this is so cleverly written! Love the fact that you used the characters from the nursery rhyme! Well written and very entertaining, my friend! Voted up and everything :)

Take care


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CloudExplorer 3 years ago from New York City

Very cute way of writing about that infamous writers block thing, for some reason I never suffered from it, but I feel for those folks whom do. Nice creative style narrative poem here bro! Thumbs up and out!


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AudreyHowitt 3 years ago from California

Loved where this went Frank!


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Frank Atanacio 3 years ago from Shelton Author

thanks so much Lathing Cloudexplorer and Audrey for visiting my block :)


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wayne barrett 3 years ago from Clearwater Florida

Great play on words. It was a fairy tale, nursery rhyme in one.


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Frank Atanacio 3 years ago from Shelton Author

thank you for catching this wayne barrett :)


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TycoonSam 3 years ago from Washington, MI

Inspiring poem Frank! I'm struggling with it right now.

Thanks for sharing!


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Frank Atanacio 3 years ago from Shelton Author

I hope it all comes back to you Tycoon thanks for visiting my block


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Phyllis Doyle 2 years ago from High desert of Nevada.

Very well done, Frank. I like the rhythm and the clever use of phrases.


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Cyndi10 2 years ago from Georgia

Very cute and funny...unless, of course, you have writer's block. I hope it never happens to me. I get very lazy, but I rarely run out of ideas. Fun!


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Frank Atanacio 2 years ago from Shelton Author

LOL @ Cyndi... yeah had the blockage of words.. and maybe a bit lazy here too.. and Phyllis always good to see you bless you both

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