Nothing to Write

January 24, 2010
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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? 
Swimseal96 said...
May 2, 2010 at 4:21 pm
your amazing!
little-miss-sunshine replied...
May 2, 2010 at 6:21 pm
Thanks! lol!
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.
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!
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! 
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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