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By Unknown, Unknown, Unknown

   I miss the keyboard,

even the pen

that always

leaks,

leaving behind

trademark blots

of

blue ink.



Sometimes

I try to

I remember.

Those days

I would write and

publish,

but now

my refrigerator door

stays empty

and cold.

Magnetic fruit beg for a purpose.



I sit.

At a blank screen

where the cruel cursor

winks at me,

in mockery.



I used to know how.

I would type and create

masterpieces.

In just thirty minutes,

I'd have my own Bob Ross painting.

But now the words vanish,

as I search for the next thing to write ...





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InkyOwl SILVER said...
on Mar. 7 2018 at 9:57 pm
InkyOwl SILVER, Bloomington, Indiana
9 articles 1 photo 30 comments

Favorite Quote:
Where Words fail, Music speaks.
~Hans Christian Anderson

I know this feeling...

InkyOwl SILVER said...
on Mar. 7 2018 at 9:56 pm
InkyOwl SILVER, Bloomington, Indiana
9 articles 1 photo 30 comments

Favorite Quote:
Where Words fail, Music speaks.
~Hans Christian Anderson

What to do when you have writer's block: WRITE ABOUT WRITER'S BLOCK!

This is so true. Your great at writing. :)

on Jun. 11 2015 at 7:45 pm
DesmineRobinson PLATINUM, Melvindale, Michigan
27 articles 2 photos 11 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Life is an opportunity."
"Different is normal."
"We have to love ourselves, so we can properly love someone else."

Oh my goodness-writer's block is SO depressing- my goodness- and I swear to you- when we look at the written vents about it- those are some of our best works- because they're raw and their honest- like this one. Nice. I hope you get back to yourself again.

on Apr. 3 2015 at 3:10 am
Iamwhoiam17 GOLD, Lake City Fl, Florida
10 articles 0 photos 48 comments

Favorite Quote:
Just be yourself,if you are happy that's all that matter's.

I love this. Beautifully written! It is amazing! :) Please take and rate my poetry,I will appreciate it.

on Dec. 10 2014 at 5:28 pm
AllSoPlayfulWhenYouDemonize BRONZE, Richmond, Virginia
3 articles 0 photos 228 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Our passion is our strength."
-Billie Joe Armstrong

Amazing. You are a lovely artist!

on Feb. 12 2014 at 9:24 pm
BrooklynBridge, Denver, Colorado
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Talk about writers block! This is the perfect explanation though-loved it!

LOLOU BRONZE said...
on Sep. 9 2012 at 1:31 pm
LOLOU BRONZE, Mount Lebanon, Other
4 articles 0 photos 15 comments

Favorite Quote:
only one thing makes a dream impossible , the fear of failure !

this is really great .....i feel like i cant write lke before as well !

on Sep. 9 2012 at 2:49 am
garshongjasmine SILVER, Accra, Other
7 articles 0 photos 27 comments

Favorite Quote:
happiness resides not in possesions, and not in gold, the feeling of happiness dwells in the soul























-democritus

are you sure you are out of words... because it sounds sooo GREAT!!!! i would really love for you to check out my work and let me know what you think :)

on Aug. 18 2012 at 6:18 pm
This is really great!

freeday15 GOLD said...
on Aug. 18 2012 at 1:54 pm
freeday15 GOLD, Paramus, New Jersey
18 articles 0 photos 62 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Love is Blind" i truly believe in this it is in all of my pieces, and if u read between the lines then u will find it there...

that about summed up writers block and everything in between great job

on Jul. 27 2012 at 4:28 pm
iAmTheStardust PLATINUM, Moon Twp., Pennsylvania
36 articles 1 photo 94 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The prettiest flowers grow in the biggest pile of manure."

I know the feeling. Great way to write it out. :)

on Jul. 27 2012 at 4:28 pm
iAmTheStardust PLATINUM, Moon Twp., Pennsylvania
36 articles 1 photo 94 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The prettiest flowers grow in the biggest pile of manure."

I know the feeling. Great way to write it out. :)

on May. 22 2012 at 3:14 pm
Ninasplaylist BRONZE, Covington, Louisiana
2 articles 4 photos 4 comments
This poem is so relatable!

on Apr. 30 2012 at 10:10 am
brokenroad GOLD, Scottsburg, Indiana
10 articles 0 photos 9 comments

Favorite Quote:
Live Life And if You'll Die Tomorrow. Dream As if You'll Live Forever.

This is really good and I know exactly what you mean in this poem.

Tanner B said...
on Apr. 30 2012 at 8:22 am
Tanner B, Waterford, Wisconsin
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Your poem was great. I liked the personification you used where you talked about the computer winking at you. I also liked how each verse talked a liitle bit about something different each time. Good job!

on Nov. 28 2011 at 10:18 pm
midnitewanderer GOLD, West Des Moines, Iowa
11 articles 0 photos 50 comments

Favorite Quote:
Don't let what you can't do stop you from doing what you can do.
John Wooden
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
Eleanor Roosevelt

This is beautiful! I feel like this all of the time, and I feel like a lot of people try and capture this emotion/feeling in words and fail miserable but you aced it! Great Job!

If you got time I wouldn't mind a critique=) Thanks!


lulu1 said...
on Nov. 17 2011 at 6:19 pm
I need some help i am trying to write a poem and i can't figure out which type to write should i write a traditional verse, blank verse,acrostic,diamond poem,conquain or hiaku? when you figure uot which one then you can tell me on my facebook page, alexus plyler. Thanks for the help!!! :) 

Lexie96 GOLD said...
on Nov. 6 2011 at 12:10 pm
Lexie96 GOLD, Havana, Illinois
11 articles 0 photos 378 comments

Favorite Quote:
Now Cinderella don't you go to sleep, it's such a bitter form of refuge, oh don't you know the kingdom's under siege, and everbody needs you. - The Killers

I have the same feeling! I love to write by hand but it takes so long and makes my hand cramp so much that I never get enough done. I can type on the computer, but everything just seems so much more... infinite when you are looking at a blank page of actual paper... great poem... really.

Check out my stuff sometime?


on Nov. 6 2011 at 10:37 am
LifesIllusion BRONZE, Cicero, Indiana
4 articles 0 photos 127 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Don't let your fears slow you down. Instead, chase them down and beat them."

I have the same feeling sometimes when I write stories. Good poem:)