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What Should I Write!? This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

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   I'm afraid I musn't be too bright,

For I cannot think of what to write.

Should I write a poem or a story,

Would it be happy or rather gory.

In imagination I must have nil,

My pencil's motionless against my will.

The paper is blank, not a scribble on it,

Not a line, nor a verse, not even a sonnet.

Frustration is building, I'm feeling quite bad,

And my English teacher will be quite mad,

If I hand in a paper when nothing is there.

I'm biting my fingernails, pulling my hair.

In the depths of my mind, all the cupboards are bare.

Maybe I'll just quit! Oh, I don't care!!

But I have to write something, if only a letter,

My mind is in knots, and it is not getting better.

I'm feeling quite nauseous, I'm beginning to sweat,

If my mind was a bank, I would be in great debt.

I've just realized something, my mind's in alignment,

Through all this whining, I've done my assignment!


This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.






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