If I Were a Poet

October 20, 2011
By Ezzallenne PLATINUM, Austell, Georgia
Ezzallenne PLATINUM, Austell, Georgia
32 articles 3 photos 30 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Fall down seven times; stand up eight."


Sometimes thoughts form in my head, fall off my lips, and land on my paper easily.
After all, I am a poet; so words, they kinda work for me.

Sometimes I feel so inspired and the words just flow and flow.
As if my name were Shakespeare or Edgar Allan Poe.

But there are times when I can't decide which words to select. I just don't know which ones would have the most powerful effect.

I'm a writer but I can't decipher why my paper is still completely blank.
I thought I was a poet, but now I don't know what to think.
It feels like the cat has my tongue and it's holding on tight. This is absurd, it's as if I've completely forgotten how to write.

For crying out loud, I'm suppose to be good at writing.
I keep trying to catch the right words, but all the wrong fish won't stop biting.
So many words are racing through my head, creating heavy traffic.
I see one dancing past me, but I can't seem to grab it.

I guess I'm not a poet.
I should just give up writing and forever lay down my pen.
I'm not a writer, poetry is too hard; I don't even know where to begin.

Writing was my dream, but I guess I have to let go of it.
The truth hurts. The truth is...
I am not a poet.


The author's comments:
I wrote this about writer's block. It's ironic because the poem talks about not being able to find the right words to use but in talking about it, a poem is written.

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on Feb. 3 2012 at 5:17 pm
Ezzallenne PLATINUM, Austell, Georgia
32 articles 3 photos 30 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Fall down seven times; stand up eight."

Thank you :) You should look at and comment on my other work if you get the chance.

on Feb. 3 2012 at 5:09 pm
marissadele PLATINUM, Danbury, Connecticut
20 articles 3 photos 388 comments

Favorite Quote:
"If you know how you feel, and so clearly what you need to say, you'll know it. I don't think you should wait. I think you should speak now." -Taylor Swift

Definitely a poet!! =) this was very good, i love all the rhyming and it had great flow...lol love the irony too XD...nice job, 5/5! =)

Shmelmo GOLD said...
on Nov. 12 2011 at 7:49 pm
Shmelmo GOLD, Elma, Iowa
16 articles 9 photos 143 comments

Favorite Quote:
You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have.

I think you definately are a poet :) Great Job, my favorite line is the first one. I know what the feeling is like, too! Happens to me all the time -the worst is when you think you have a great idea and you just can't seem to get it on your paper! Please Keep Writing -you're very good at it! I hope your book is coming along good, too!

on Oct. 26 2011 at 10:46 am
mariahdances GOLD, Torrance, California
12 articles 0 photos 3 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The most important thing in a conversation is to hear what isn't being said"

Amazing job! :) BRAVO!

on Oct. 23 2011 at 6:55 pm
Ezzallenne PLATINUM, Austell, Georgia
32 articles 3 photos 30 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Fall down seven times; stand up eight."

:) yeah. It's my favorite thing to do. I'm writing a book, too.

Lexie96 GOLD said...
on Oct. 23 2011 at 6:51 pm
Lexie96 GOLD, Havana, Illinois
11 articles 0 photos 378 comments

Favorite Quote:
Now Cinderella don't you go to sleep, it's such a bitter form of refuge, oh don't you know the kingdom's under siege, and everbody needs you. - The Killers

Yup, just about exactly how writer's block works! Good poem, though, I think you're doing great.


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