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   I miss the keyboard,

even the pen

that always

leaks,

leaving behind

trademark blots

of

blue ink.



Sometimes

I try to

I remember.

Those days

I would write and

publish,

but now

my refrigerator door

stays empty

and cold.

Magnetic fruit beg for a purpose.



I sit.

At a blank screen

where the cruel cursor

winks at me,

in mockery.



I used to know how.

I would type and create

masterpieces.

In just thirty minutes,

I'd have my own Bob Ross painting.

But now the words vanish,

as I search for the next thing to write ...




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BrooklynBridge said...
Feb. 12 at 9:24 pm:
Talk about writers block! This is the perfect explanation though-loved it!
 
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LOLOU said...
Sept. 9, 2012 at 1:31 pm:
this is really great .....i feel like i cant write lke before as well !
 
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garshongjasmine said...
Sept. 9, 2012 at 2:49 am:
are you sure you are out of words... because it sounds sooo GREAT!!!! i would really love for you to check out my work and let me know what you think :)
 
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DisicpleofChristandJesusEnthusiast said...
Aug. 18, 2012 at 6:18 pm:
This is really great!
 
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freeday15This teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. said...
Aug. 18, 2012 at 1:54 pm:
that about summed up writers block and everything in between great job
 
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ashbashThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jul. 27, 2012 at 4:28 pm:
I know the feeling. Great way to write it out. :)
 
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ashbashThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jul. 27, 2012 at 4:28 pm:
I know the feeling. Great way to write it out. :)
 
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BendingBookshelves said...
May 22, 2012 at 3:14 pm:
This poem is so relatable!
 
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2Hearts1Dream said...
Apr. 30, 2012 at 10:10 am:
This is really good and I know exactly what you mean in this poem.
 
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Tanner B. said...
Apr. 30, 2012 at 8:22 am:
Your poem was great. I liked the personification you used where you talked about the computer winking at you. I also liked how each verse talked a liitle bit about something different each time. Good job!
 
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midnitewanderer said...
Nov. 28, 2011 at 10:18 pm:

This is beautiful! I feel like this all of the time, and I feel like a lot of people try and capture this emotion/feeling in words and fail miserable but you aced it! Great Job!

If you got time I wouldn't mind a critique=) Thanks!

 
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Lexie96 said...
Nov. 6, 2011 at 12:10 pm:

I have the same feeling! I love to write by hand but it takes so long and makes my hand cramp so much that I never get enough done. I can type on the computer, but everything just seems so much more... infinite when you are looking at a blank page of actual paper... great poem... really.

Check out my stuff sometime?

 
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amesgriffey said...
Nov. 6, 2011 at 10:37 am:
I have the same feeling sometimes when I write stories. Good poem:)
 
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Anonymous_7 said...
Sept. 23, 2011 at 9:09 pm:
this was very good! Exzactly how I feel sometimes.
 
Anonymous_7 replied...
Sept. 23, 2011 at 9:10 pm :
would you please check out my work and comment/rate it? Thanks!
 
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ElizabethClarke said...
Sept. 23, 2011 at 4:09 pm:
This is AMAZING
 
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Risible said...
Sept. 1, 2011 at 10:02 am:
love it! :) Sometimes when I can't figure out what to say, that's exactly what I need to say. 
 
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svanb said...
Sept. 1, 2011 at 2:24 am:
Revival after writer's block? I think its really good, you are getting back up!
 
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SpringRayynThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. said...
May 14, 2011 at 1:37 pm:
Are you sure this is blank verse? I thought blank verse was 14 lines long like Shakespeare uses.
 
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LayLay23 said...
May 3, 2011 at 1:23 pm:
I Very Well Agree. 
 
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