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When Words Will Not Come.

Updated on February 5, 2015
If only the quill would jump up and write.
If only the quill would jump up and write.

Alone stands a dried-up pen,

fill it with ink, you may say.

Easier said than done.

Life is not going my way.


A dried-up pen can´t convey,

thoughts and ideas of its own,

these come from a brain,

and THIS brain has no seeds sown.


With nought in the mind to convey,

the pen has nothing to write,

It has not a life of its own,

It cannot put up a fight.!


No, the brain is needing a thrust,

A push from inside is needed,

But from where will come that push,

so thoughts by the pen can be heeded.


Alone stands a dried-up pen,

Fill it with ink, you say.

Maybe that´s what I should do,

And hope ideas come flying this way..


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    Dim Flaxenwick 4 years ago from Great Britain

    Hello LittleFairy, What a sweet name..

    Thank you very much for your comment.

    Most encouraging.

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    Dim Flaxenwick 4 years ago from Great Britain

    Thank you janshares, it is nice to know I am not alone.

    I must get over to your page and check out some of your hubs.

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    LittleFairy 4 years ago

    I totally understand what you are trying to convey! Happens to writers all the time, you penned it down accurately!

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    Janis Leslie Evans 4 years ago from Washington, DC

    Hello Dim,

    Very nice poem, well done. I like this, because its something so many of us relate to. I've written about it myself in a couple hubs. Voted up and awesome.

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    Dim Flaxenwick 4 years ago from Great Britain

    I shal take your advice, AudreyHowitt. with many thanks for your visit to my page and your comment.

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    Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

    Such a great write about feeling stuck! Just keep writing! Something always comes of it--

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    Dim Flaxenwick 4 years ago from Great Britain

    Dearest mckbirdbks....... Thanks for the orders......YOU MUST SCRIBE! It seems to be working. At least I have begun again.

    Thank you for commenting as always,

    Dim

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    Dim Flaxenwick 4 years ago from Great Britain

    OH Blossom, Thank you so much.

    It´s bordering on the ridiculous, I thought to write about how I feel I can´t write.

    I appreciate your comment very much.

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    Bronwen Scott-Branagan 4 years ago from Victoria, Australia

    When thoughts and words won't come or won't coordinate it can be so frustrating, but you have coped with the dilemma so well.

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    mckbirdbks 4 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

    Writer's block and an ink blot is not what is sought, no place to hide, you must scribe.

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    Dim Flaxenwick 4 years ago from Great Britain

    Gee THANKS d.william. What a great comment.

    Take care-.

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    Linda Rogers 4 years ago from Minnesota

    Dear Dim-I don't worry about such things. In all honesty, I didn't even notice it until you wrote that. Actually your spelling has a unique and cute sound to it. LOL

    Have a beautiful week my friend :-)

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    d.william 4 years ago from Somewhere in the south

    Great poem. says volumes about writer's block.

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    Dim Flaxenwick 4 years ago from Great Britain

    Dear Minnetonka twin. Please forgive the atrocious spelling of your name in my comment above. DUH!

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    Dim Flaxenwick 4 years ago from Great Britain

    Hi Minnetinkatwin.

    I loved your comment and I thank you for being encouraging.

    I was beginning to wonder if "That´s it!". I´ve written all I can. It´s all over now. I´m still not sre if this is true or not, but the fact that you have had the same problem for a week gives me some hope.

    Your comment has helped me a great deal.

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    Dim Flaxenwick 4 years ago from Great Britain

    Thank you loveofnight,

    So kind of you to stop by and leave a comment.

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    Dim Flaxenwick 4 years ago from Great Britain

    Hi Cleaner3.

    You know, to tell me I am my own worst critic just made my day. Thank you for such a great comment. I´d love to hear how my voice sounds in your head. Ha Ha....

    Actually, I was so impressed with hearing Vincent Moore read his own poetry on "Soundcloud" that I joined.

    Silly me. I have no idea how to use it.

    Thanks again and take care.

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    Dim Flaxenwick 4 years ago from Great Britain

    Thank you Ghaelch,

    I ought to do that. Glad you liked the short poem anyway.

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    Ghaelach 4 years ago

    Hi Dim Flaxenwick.

    One thing I do when the words just won't come and that is go the another writing site and just surf around reading the forums or switch the internet off and play solitiar for a while.

    Even so I liked the hub.

    LOL Ghaelach

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    cleaner3 4 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado

    Dim Flaxenwick, Wow..... I love this poem .

    I can hear you reading it to me , with the words you use i can actually hear your accent.... in my imagination. Great use of taking the nemesis of writers and coming up with a clever write. You are your own worst critic.. sometimes even when you think you are not writing something good ... someone else might read it and say " this is very nice poetry".. Like Me.

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    loveofnight 4 years ago from Baltimore, Maryland

    This poem is so cool, that empty pen solved the problem at hand. A good read indeed.

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    Linda Rogers 4 years ago from Minnesota

    I love that you used writers block to unlock the block. LOL A really cute poem and loved the cute picture to go with it. I have had a block for over a week. Sometimes my problem is that I have too many thoughts and can't focus down.

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    Dim Flaxenwick 4 years ago from Great Britain

    Thank Joy. Obviously this was a last resort. Just cannot think!!!

    So glad I´m not the only one.

    Thank yo for letting me know.

    I´ve heard from others that it will pass. I hope so.

    Take care.

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    Joy56 4 years ago

    so i am not the only one finding it hard to write..... at least you wrote about it ....... well done, i enjoyed this

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