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The words flow through my head,
beautiful descriptions,
pieces of dialogue,
interrupting my thoughts,
until I can't stand it anymore.
I take out a pen,
some paper,
sit down to write,
But I’m at a loss for what to say.
No ideas for story plots,
no interesting questions to research,
nothing for me to write down.
I have all the words,
but no way to write them.
I have all the thoughts,
but no way to form them.
I can’t put together,
all those wonderful words,
flowing through my head.
I try to write down those words,
That are filling my mind,
and am rewarded with random letters,
filling the page.
I crumple the paper,
And throw it away,
Starting afresh on a new piece.
Repeating this process,
again and again,
until finally putting away my pen,
standing up to stretch.
No luck for me today,
no proof of my labour.
I heave a heavy sigh,
and the same thought fills my head,
as it always does
when I have nothing to be read:
How am I to become an author,
when the words are wild,
never obeying me?
How will anybody ever see,
the words that are always a part of me?



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Aidyl said...
Jun. 16, 2010 at 4:14 pm:
I've definitely felt this many times before, and I think the way you described the feeling  was really good. I thought that right in the last few lines of the poem you lost the flow a bit, but I still really like it.
 
Lost-In-Life replied...
Jun. 20, 2010 at 12:38 pm :
Thanks! I'm glad to hear your feedback although i was wondering if you could be more specific on the "last few lines". How many is a few? 
 
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Swimseal96 said...
May 2, 2010 at 4:21 pm:
your amazing!
 
little-miss-sunshine replied...
May 2, 2010 at 6:21 pm :
Thanks! lol!
 
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karmastew said...
Mar. 9, 2010 at 8:44 pm:
Hello. I made a comment on the forums and you asked me to critique this so here goes:
First of all, I know this feeling very well and so I appreciate reading the work of some that I share this commonality with. The poem itself is interesting, your word choice is good. I feel that the meter needs work, (if you are planning to use one,) and that it flows a little too choppily. Overall I am impressed with the piece and think that it has excellent potential to astutely express the scenari... (more »)
 
little-miss-sunshine replied...
Mar. 27, 2010 at 11:47 am :
Thanks! That was one thing I noticed too, it didn't flow to well, after I put it out.
 
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laughter222 said...
Mar. 7, 2010 at 9:58 pm:
I know exactly how you feel! It's also very well written!
 
Lost-In-Life replied...
Jun. 7, 2010 at 5:58 pm :
Thanks! I appreciate the comments!
 
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A_Dreamer said...
Feb. 27, 2010 at 11:38 am:
Wow, that was good!
You'd never think of using that as a topic, but it works perfectly for what you wrote.
 
Lost-In-Life replied...
Jun. 7, 2010 at 5:57 pm :
Thanks! I actually thought people might criticize me on not being creative as there is so many pieces on writer's block so I'm glad to hear the opposite! 
 
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chocolateharp said...
Feb. 23, 2010 at 7:13 pm:
I can't believe no one has commented on this one!! It is very creative, and I can completely relate to it. (I especially love the last 5 lines).
 
goddess_of_the_moon_123 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Feb. 27, 2010 at 11:35 am :
This is exactly how I feel sometimes!!! I loved this poem, thanks for sharing it! :)
 
Lost-In-Life replied...
Jun. 7, 2010 at 5:56 pm :
Thanks for the comments! I'm glad it's relatable, and the last 5 lines are my favorite too! 
 
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