Give Me Something To Write About

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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





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xlacrossex22 said...
Feb. 5, 2010 at 6:58 pm
Writers block sucks....but somehow you made it into a beautiful piece. It takes skill to do that. good job
 
alex9426 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jan. 31, 2010 at 6:40 pm
this is good. your poems aren't reruns. i loved how you turned your writer's block into something great
 
despurlock This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jan. 7, 2010 at 2:08 pm
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
 
NascentNovelist This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Aug. 18, 2009 at 1:42 am
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.
 
SilverDawn said...
Jul. 15, 2009 at 2:34 am
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!
 
write4life_0912 said...
Jun. 24, 2009 at 1:03 pm
writing about what t write about...pure genuis!
 
Hannahbear<3 replied...
Jan. 23, 2010 at 9:01 am
this happens to me all the time. but your lack of inspiration gave you inspiration for writting this, good work =D
 
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