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Give Me Something To Write About

June 3, 2009
By ShernayB. DIAMOND, Southfield, Michigan
ShernayB. DIAMOND, Southfield, Michigan
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Favorite Quote:
"Some things will never change"---Tupac

Oh how I sit here
For minutes, hours, and days
Trying sincerely
To write something significant
Something vigorous
That is worthy of being published

Oh what could I write about
That will snare the attention of readers?
Maybe something lucid, something brief
Something spine-crawling creepy
Something that rolls onto the canvas paper
Like water leaking off my hands

Oh how unique should they be?
How peculiar should they seem?
Using words that inspires the minds
Of true writers, true, potential-ridden writers.
Words like "contradiction" or "contravene"
Or using different figures of speech
Leaving reader's mouths open, face so close to the monitor
Shocked, appalled, astonished, stunned, aghast, amazed, astounded.

Oh how I sit here
Pondering my brain
For words that won't emerge
From my schema
Trying so hard
To write out of my comfort zone

Oh give me something to interpret
For I'm stuck here at this window
For I'm curled up on this hardwood floor
Looking for things to deliberate

Oh how I sit here
For minutes, hours, and days
Trying sincerely
To write something significant
Something vigorous
Oh what could I write about?
Give me something to write about

The author's comments:
I wrote this piece because I was recently told that my poems sound like re-runs. I have writer's block when I try to write about something different. I only write about things that I have experienced or things around me. I thought on this piece, that I should be different. I hope you like it and thanks for all the comments and constructive criticism.

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on Feb. 5 2010 at 6:58 pm
xlacrossex22 GOLD, Glenshaw, Pennsylvania
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Favorite Quote:
“I laugh, I love, I hope, I try, I hurt, I need, I fear, I cry. And I know you do the same things too, So we're really not that different, me and you.” ~Colin Raye~

Writers block sucks....but somehow you made it into a beautiful piece. It takes skill to do that. good job

on Jan. 31 2010 at 6:40 pm
literaryaddict PLATINUM, Albuquerque, New Mexico
23 articles 3 photos 157 comments

Favorite Quote:
"We're almost there and no where near it. All that matters is that we're going." Lorelai Gilmore, Gilmore Girls
"The whole theory of modern education is radically unsound." Lady Bracknell, The Importance of Being Earnest, Oscar Wilde

this is good. your poems aren't reruns. i loved how you turned your writer's block into something great

on Jan. 23 2010 at 9:01 am
rAinDroPsdRip SILVER, Fairfield, Ohio
6 articles 0 photos 150 comments

Favorite Quote:
\\\"never give up on something you cant go a day withouth thinking about\\\" \\\"carpe diem\\\"

this happens to me all the time. but your lack of inspiration gave you inspiration for writting this, good work =D

on Jan. 7 2010 at 2:08 pm
despurlock DIAMOND, Morgantown, West Virginia
79 articles 0 photos 179 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The heart has its reasons which reason does not know." -Pascal, Pensees, 1670

Love it! (5 stars) Don't worry about being told your poetry sounded like re-runs...I was told that "my writing was horrid and I sounded illiterate" on my inkpop account for one of my poems. Some people don't know how to critique or (heaven forbid I say this most overused comment ever) they are just jealous...idk what the reasoning is but w/e. If it means anything, I love love LOVE your work. You have a great talent! Keep it up!

Happy writing :)

<3 despurlock <3

on Aug. 18 2009 at 1:42 am
NascentNovelist GOLD, Syracuse, Utah
15 articles 3 photos 15 comments
Well writing about finding something to write about worked pretty well. I think you should try random pieces. Look at an object next to you. What does it remind you of? Write about it.

on Jul. 15 2009 at 2:34 am
SilverDawn GOLD, Burnaby, Other
10 articles 0 photos 297 comments
that was surprisingly good for one who didn't know what to write about (: and i realized that, like you, i need to start exploring different topics too. it's hard tho but it's good that you're trying!

on Jun. 24 2009 at 1:03 pm
write4life_0912 SILVER, Tampa, Florida
7 articles 0 photos 7 comments
writing about what t write about...pure genuis!