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Blank White Page: A Poem About Writers Block

Updated on March 31, 2012

Blank White Page

Writers block is an unpleasant experience that almost every writer goes through once in a while. Thankfully for me this rarely happens because I tend to create only when I am inspired to do so. However, recently I decided to enter a poetry contest and been the procrastinator that I am I had to write under the pressure of a 24 hour deadline. Well for once I was stumped when it came to writing a poem. In that moment this poem about writers block was born, I was also able to write a different poem which I submitted for the poetry contest but unfortunately it did not win. Today I was faced once again with writers block and I decided to go through my trusted old notebook and look for some of my unpublished poems. As it so happens this poem Blank White Page was one of the few.

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Blank White Page; A Writers Poem by Injete Chesoni

I stare at the

Blank white page

hoping poetic words

will spill from my mind

But NOTHING

magical comes forth

My mind is entangled

in a frustrated rage

And for now has lost

its ability to engage

in poetic conversation

I sit here consumed

by a foggy gray haze

No kaleidescope of colors

to fill a white page



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