Writer's block

March 4, 2011
By Drew Plank BRONZE, Bridgewater, New Jersey
Drew Plank BRONZE, Bridgewater, New Jersey
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Ever try making yourself write poetry?
Well, I'll admit, its not easy
You stare at the screen for a long time
Just trying to think of words that rhyme
You can't force yourself to write
But if you're lucky, ideas will take flight
But only if you can do what you dread
And for once, stop using your head
Poetry is nothing more than an art
These lines spring from your heart
So just sit down, and before you know it
You might just, perhaps, be a poet
Now, luckily for you, my patient friend
This wreck of a poem draws to an end
Though my attempt was utterly futile
Maybe your poem can create a smile
And maybe a simple attempt to write
Can make someone's day bright

The author's comments:
As the first few lines suggest, I decided to sit down and force myself to write a poem. It was only once I stopped thinking that the ideas began to flow. My natural cynicism still showed, but this is perhaps my first real positive, albeit quite cheesy, poem. I'd love any constructive criticism.

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_Asap BRONZE said...
on Apr. 12 2011 at 1:47 pm
_Asap BRONZE, New London, Connecticut
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Favorite Quote:
" The Only Thing That Comes To A Sleeping Man Is Dreams " - Tupac Shakur

This is how I feel everytime!!!!


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