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Writer's Block MAG

November 13, 2008
By Supername2 BRONZE, Park City, Utah
Supername2 BRONZE, Park City, Utah
4 articles 0 photos 2 comments

Favorite Quote:
"So...who or what do we have to shake down, knock out, or blow up?" Jak (from Jak ii)

Writer’s block …
fingers waxen, halting
typing out a repetitive, ugly pattern
the words like burns across the page.
Hesitantly, I gingerly attempt to grasp hold of my
unusually absent river of creativity
tapping the flow
guiding it to where it is needed, an irrigation system for the drought in my head
and am met with empty hands and slapped wrists.

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This article has 18 comments.

J.A.L. GOLD said...
on Oct. 6 2014 at 3:52 pm
J.A.L. GOLD, Brooklyn, New York
13 articles 0 photos 9 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Because our addictions are our distractions."

Funny, I've never seen someone try to creatively capture the "Writer's Block". Unique attempt and polished piece! 

Lexie96 GOLD said...
on Oct. 23 2011 at 3:26 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

Oh, wow, I'm living this poem right now! Yeah, you've got it pretty much right about how writer's block is. You know, I actually had to explain it to a friend the other day, I should have shown her this poem. Do you think maybe you could check out some of my work? Please?

on Oct. 20 2011 at 11:12 am
deleteddeletedFoff, Columbus, Ohio
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good imaging of what writer's block is;)


on Oct. 20 2011 at 11:12 am
deleteddeletedFoff, Columbus, Ohio
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learn some new words, its an awesome tool to have when you write if you know the most obscure type of word.

on Sep. 28 2011 at 8:10 pm
SkinnyWest SILVER, Middleburg, Florida
8 articles 0 photos 5 comments

Favorite Quote:
"i live my life a quarter mile at a time, for thoses ten seconds or less nothing else matters, im free"-dominic torretto

"God made us so he could love us and we were made to love and adore him"- tobyMac

thats pretty good but all the poems on this site make me feel kinda illiterate cus this kids usin stuff like irrigation and stuff like tht and i hav to look words like tht up but its still a very good poem

on Jan. 7 2011 at 10:53 pm
Jessie-Mo SILVER, Mo. City, Texas
6 articles 0 photos 14 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Mama always said life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get."

I feel like this poem really emphasizes what writer's block feels like. Some people that do not write don't know the feeling, and this poem states it exactly. I think that it is a fine poem, and is definitely worthy o fbeing published.

nancyyy BRONZE said...
on Sep. 14 2010 at 7:26 am
nancyyy BRONZE, Spotsylvania, Virginia
2 articles 0 photos 19 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The bigger the dreams, the smaller the competition"

I like it very much. This captures the feeling of writers block. Desperately searching for inspiration but you find nothing and left with frustarion or disappointment.

on Aug. 28 2010 at 10:00 pm
Marlyre PLATINUM, Kalamazoo, Michigan
21 articles 0 photos 208 comments

Favorite Quote:
"when you cry, do you waste your tears?" Madonna

i always get a kick out of these types of poems... somehow you can always write when you think that you cant... why a slap on the wrists?? can you read some  of mine?

Polythene GOLD said...
on Jul. 15 2010 at 12:51 am
Polythene GOLD, St.petersburg, Florida
15 articles 17 photos 37 comments

Favorite Quote:
"living is easy with eyes closed, misunderstanding all you see."

unlike everybody else i read your poem without the intent of pleading for publication of my work.

i sincerely liked this poem.

keep writing.

on Apr. 12 2010 at 5:06 pm
ShernayB. DIAMOND, Southfield, Michigan
62 articles 1 photo 881 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Some things will never change"---Tupac

I like the metaphor you use in this piece. It is consistent without; making your piece strong.

Keep writing.

And please check out my work. Ratings are GREATLY appreciated.

on Mar. 5 2010 at 2:50 pm
Ellie.M. PLATINUM, Santa Paula, California
47 articles 1 photo 133 comments
hey can you check out some of my new poems i just put on.?

Earth is falling

the truth




i was thinking...

impossible to answer

does anyone really know?

we will pay

speak up


on Jan. 15 2010 at 6:05 pm
DestinyMartinez PLATINUM, Boca Raton, Florida
23 articles 0 photos 47 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Never know that you love someone untill they're gone."

Wow, this is really good. I love the detail in this. You’re a great writer. You should really check out some of my writing I think you will like it. Our writing is similar in a way. Please comment and rate too. Thank you.

on Oct. 24 2009 at 3:15 pm
starrloves SILVER, Mississauga, Other
7 articles 0 photos 13 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Love is just an excuse to get hurt, and to hurt."

thats exactly how writers block feels like

good job!

qwerty42 GOLD said...
on Aug. 22 2009 at 10:11 pm
qwerty42 GOLD, Waverly, Kentucky
13 articles 10 photos 28 comments

Favorite Quote:
Do or do not, there is no try. -Yoda


on May. 1 2009 at 10:53 pm
Caligirl SILVER, Denver, Colorado
7 articles 0 photos 11 comments
I love this imagery! really nicely written

on Apr. 18 2009 at 4:54 pm
pinksage33 BRONZE, Woodstock, New York
4 articles 1 photo 211 comments
That describes me some times. Great poem!!!

on Apr. 13 2009 at 1:20 am
CaughtInTheMoment BRONZE, Alpharetta, Georgia
3 articles 2 photos 2 comments
perfect poem to write when you cant think of anything to write about.

so random yet so creative :)

on Apr. 7 2009 at 2:34 pm
michelle perrott BRONZE, Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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good poem,

it does relate to how i feel some days about poetry.