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Writer's Block

March 20, 2012
By FlyleafFreak DIAMOND, Loveland, Colorado
FlyleafFreak DIAMOND, Loveland, Colorado
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Favorite Quote:
"I have faith in fools;self confidence my friends call it"~Edger Allan Poe
"In this world of infinite insanity, your friends are the best psychiatrists you will ever have."~Me

Why don’t I just have at it then?
Rip the lines to fluttering sheds
And leave them lying beneath my feet
So that while my steps will contain
Worn bits of truth
My head won’t dare obtain it
For my words are hollow enough
To take long flight into straining ears
That feed minds ignorant enough
To believe that meaning’s breast
Beats profoundly behind the ink
When in all honesty
Even I know not the language I speak anymore
It isn’t the easy swell it once was
Its’ jagged confusion
Snags on the eyes of the observant
Gazes piercing my rasping tongue
Until I am left with nothing more
Than the ragged colors I slathered on myself
A feeble disguise, nothing more
For they have taken every ounce of truth
I once kept hidden in the back of my throat
With the excuse that I am simply waiting
For the right moment to expel their might
Though their ghosts have long since left
The lifeless shells

The author's comments:
I'm suffering a terrible case of writer's block, so I figured why not just write about writer's block?

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so_joy SILVER said...
on Sep. 24 2012 at 7:00 pm
so_joy SILVER, Navesink, New Jersey
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Favorite Quote:
"Be the change you want to see."

Wow. What a fantastic way to describe writer's block! I have read many writer's block poems, but I think this one is my favorite. The figurative language is beautiful, too. Please read, rate, and comment on my poems! Thanks!