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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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      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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      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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      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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      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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      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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      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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      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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      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 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 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

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

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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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      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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      Dim Flaxenwick 4 years ago from Great Britain

      Gee THANKS d.william. What a great comment.

      Take care-.

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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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      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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      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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      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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      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

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

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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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      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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      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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      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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