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My Words Went on Vacation and This is What They Left Me With

May 11, 2009
By xXsmileXx PLATINUM, St. Louis, Missouri
xXsmileXx PLATINUM, St. Louis, Missouri
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Favorite Quote:
"Your dreams only become intangible when you stop reaching" ~me ;)

are just too stubborn
they choose when to come
when to go.
They leave
without so much as a warning
deserting the blank pages
and leaving you
empty and speechless
with the want to speak,
but nothing to say
they have too much freedom
they choose
what they create
and what they don't
They don't care
if your paper is due tomorrow
because once they have left
you are alone
they have a mind of their own
there's no such thing
as writer's block
there are only word vacations
the substitutes they supply you with
are never as good
as when the words
are willing to work with you
when the words get back
from wherever they go
that's when you speak

The author's comments:
Well, this poem was actually inspired by writer's block and how frustrating it is. This is meant to be sort of a more upbeat poem compared to my other work.

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on Mar. 20 2010 at 3:52 pm
celloizmylife PLATINUM, Atlanta, Georgia
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Favorite Quote:
Around here, however, we don't look backwards for very long.
We keep moving forward, opening up new doors and doing new things, because we're curious.....And curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.
-Walt Disney

Wow, this reminds me of the short story i wrote about writer's block last year. Mine wasn't nearly as upbeat as this though, I was miserable that the sunny weather was making it impossible for words to come.

DarkSun GOLD said...
on Jun. 12 2009 at 9:57 pm
DarkSun GOLD, Mississauga, Other
11 articles 0 photos 2 comments

Favorite Quote:
"How clever you are, my dear! You never mean a single word you say." - O.W

I love this.

I'm a fan.

Anjo! SILVER said...
on May. 16 2009 at 1:23 am
Anjo! SILVER, Roseburg, Oregon
6 articles 0 photos 211 comments
Wow. Awesome. I love it. I think every writer can relate to this. Your awesome. keep bringing your work, I'll be checking if you put any new ones up =]