Afraid to Write

July 2, 2010
By quirks SILVER, Kingwood, Texas
quirks SILVER, Kingwood, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
"After all, to the well-organized mind, death is but the next great adventure."
"The trouble is, humans do have a knack for choosing precisely those things that are worst for them."
-Albus Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone; JKRowling


Afraid to write
To let the pen's black blood pour--
And clot
In the face of my want
Of mind and of age

Afraid to taint
A page that had potential that
I lack--
To form some lines of genius
An Emily Dickinson twist

Afraid of the shame
The stinging probing
Of revisiting my poor verses
After gaining--after trudging--
Through more years and more pages

Afraid to pretend
That I know this blank territory
Well enough to guide my pen
Through its neatly lined streets

Yet afraid to wait
Afraid to be afraid
Lest the blank, accusing page
Outlives my timid pen.



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quirks SILVER said...
on Aug. 10 2010 at 9:47 pm
quirks SILVER, Kingwood, Texas
6 articles 0 photos 7 comments

Favorite Quote:
"After all, to the well-organized mind, death is but the next great adventure."
"The trouble is, humans do have a knack for choosing precisely those things that are worst for them."
-Albus Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone; JKRowling

Yes--and then I guess it's contradictory (ironic, I prefer) that I'm writing about being unable to write.

on Aug. 10 2010 at 4:53 pm
splinterstar BRONZE, Arcadia, California
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I can totally relate to this. :)


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