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Writers Block: A Poet's Pause

Updated on July 24, 2013

Positioned behind these keys

Filled with conscious dreams

And rivers of colors and carnage

Unable to write a word

Paused behind my mind

With ideas of epic expression

Embattled hope of free flowing words

Without a cloud willing to rain

Cheap cigars and chilled vodka

Remind of what this really is

Empty pages of titled dreams

Make one begin to lose hope

A world before me and a past behind

Tell me I am filled with movements

Of story and beauty but my hands

Sit restfully beside me

Reading previous completions

Wondering where the excitement went

What shadows cover my light

Filling my bedroom with sorrow

Concluding that my attempt of purpose

Positioned behind these keys

Holding true to my conscious dreams

And accept to try again tomorrow


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      5 years ago

      Nicely written. I voted up! I know I can relate to this.

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      Sunny River 

      5 years ago from A Place Without A Name which resides somewhere between Fantasy and Belief, just north of Reality

      I would loan you my sledgehammer but I seem to have misplaced it. Have a chisel instead. ::hands chisel::

      Great poem. I've felt this way plenty of times. :)

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      Daniel James Hinton 

      5 years ago from Orlando, Florida

      Humbled by the Hub community once again! Thank you everybody. I'm coming home soon. And I look quite forward to it :)

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      Wayne Barrett 

      5 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      I'm sure everyone reading this can relate. Very well written, Daniel.

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      Audrey Howitt 

      5 years ago from California

      I know this terrain so very well! Nicely done!

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      Brenda Durham 

      5 years ago

      Danieltastic, I can empathize. All poets can.

      Don't worry; the lull is only temporary, as it is with all poets.

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      Vincent Moore 

      5 years ago

      This poet has often felt the emptiness of words, call it writers block we shall. Yet my Muse hides them from me and inspirations flee like a wisp sea mist fading out to sea. To feel that block is painful for a writer, when it returns all is well again, expression is found, words flow easily and the poets place is a better one once more, until the next time when his quill is set aside and he lays to rest. This is a brilliant piece of work, I admire it and enjoyed every word, I felt it and your words were visual, well done, I applaud you.

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      5 years ago from Maine

      Oh boy how I have felt this so many times. Excellent work at capturing something all writers experience!

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      Jamie Lee Hamann 

      5 years ago from Reno NV

      I have been battling the situation you have described so well. Yet, I feel that I may be finding a way towards the light. Thank you for sharing. Jamie


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