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Micro-Poem (No. 1) The Frustrated Writer

Updated on October 30, 2016
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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.

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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    • Jodah profile imageAUTHOR

      John Hansen 

      4 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Thanks wetnosedogs (love that name),

      Glad you found this funny.

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      wetnosedogs 

      4 years ago from Alabama

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

    • Jodah profile imageAUTHOR

      John Hansen 

      4 years ago from Queensland Australia

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

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      Jackie Lynnley 

      4 years ago from The Beautiful South

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

    • Jodah profile imageAUTHOR

      John Hansen 

      4 years ago from Queensland Australia

      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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      drbj and sherry 

      4 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?'

    • Jodah profile imageAUTHOR

      John Hansen 

      4 years ago from Queensland Australia

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

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      Mary McShane 

      4 years ago from Fort Lauderdale, Florida

      voted funny :)

    • Jodah profile imageAUTHOR

      John Hansen 

      4 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Thank you so much Eddy.

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      Eiddwen 

      4 years ago from Wales

      Ha ha brilliant I enjoyed this gem and vote up.

      Eddy.

    • Jodah profile imageAUTHOR

      John Hansen 

      4 years ago from Queensland Australia

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

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      kat11 

      4 years ago from Illinois

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

    • Jodah profile imageAUTHOR

      John Hansen 

      4 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Thanks Crafty, glad you found it funny.

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      CraftytotheCore 

      4 years ago

      LOL, very funny! Great job Jodah!

    • Jodah profile imageAUTHOR

      John Hansen 

      4 years ago from Queensland Australia

      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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      Frank Atanacio 

      4 years ago from Shelton

      this was actually pretty good voted awesome

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      Suzanne Day 

      4 years ago from Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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

    • Jodah profile imageAUTHOR

      John Hansen 

      4 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Thanks FlourishAnyway, hope it brought a smile.

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      FlourishAnyway 

      4 years ago from USA

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

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