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Writers Block Comes In So Many Stages

Updated on July 11, 2012

Writer's Block Comes In So Many Stages


Writer’s block comes in so many stages,

he opens his eyes

and stares at all the blank pages,

nothing goes right,

as he gazes into the light,

simply for inspiration,

but what he gets is perspiration,

and complete frustration,

his mind twisting, his ideas bending,

as his characters wait for a decent ending,

his Little Red Hood is not riding,

his three bears are often hiding,

his little Boo Peep has fallen asleep,

on her lonely sheep,

and if you stand still

you could even hear it weep,

he couldn’t even get started on Jack and Jill,

his writer’s block kept them on the hill,

no words could be found,

so they won’t be tumbling down,

writer’s block comes in so many stages,

and its so contagious,

the words were tight, nothing loose,

and the only thing cooking was Mother Goose,

he just didn’t know what to do,

as he listened to Little Boy Blue,

arguing with the old woman who lived in a shoe,

He simply couldn’t write,

he let so many people down,

the three little pigs, and Snow White,

he tried and he tried,

he put up a good fight,

but nothing came out,

so to all a Good Night.

© 2011 Frank Atanacio


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      Frank Atanacio 3 years ago from Shelton

      LOL @ Cyndi... yeah had the blockage of words.. and maybe a bit lazy here too.. and Phyllis always good to see you bless you both

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      Cynthia B Turner 3 years ago from Georgia

      Very cute and funny...unless, of course, you have writer's block. I hope it never happens to me. I get very lazy, but I rarely run out of ideas. Fun!

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      Phyllis Doyle Burns 3 years ago from High desert of Nevada.

      Very well done, Frank. I like the rhythm and the clever use of phrases.

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      Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton

      I hope it all comes back to you Tycoon thanks for visiting my block

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      TycoonSam 4 years ago from Washington, MI

      Inspiring poem Frank! I'm struggling with it right now.

      Thanks for sharing!

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      Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton

      thank you for catching this wayne barrett :)

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      Wayne Barrett 4 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      Great play on words. It was a fairy tale, nursery rhyme in one.

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      Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton

      thanks so much Lathing Cloudexplorer and Audrey for visiting my block :)

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Loved where this went Frank!

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      Mike Pugh 4 years ago from New York City

      Very cute way of writing about that infamous writers block thing, for some reason I never suffered from it, but I feel for those folks whom do. Nice creative style narrative poem here bro! Thumbs up and out!

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      LaThing 4 years ago from From a World Within, USA

      LOL, Frank, this is so cleverly written! Love the fact that you used the characters from the nursery rhyme! Well written and very entertaining, my friend! Voted up and everything :)

      Take care

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      Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton

      thank you mcrawford and vocalcoach for visiting my writer's block

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      Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton

      I wrote that when I had writer's block... thanks Susan

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      Susan Zutautas 6 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      I really like how you used nursery rhyme characters to write a poem for writers block.

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      Audrey Hunt 6 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      Wonderful! You have managed to give life to a very frustrating element in writing. It's so nice to have company. :) I have voted this way UP! Thanks.


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      Matthew I Crawford 6 years ago from Greeley, Colorado

      I like this piece, using an everyday problem and using it in relation to the great bedtime stories of our past.

      Nice work.

      Voted up and interesting.