Magazine, website & books written by teens since 1989

Writer's Block This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

Custom User Avatar
Writer’s block …
fingers waxen, halting
typing out a repetitive, ugly pattern
the words like burns across the page.
Hesitantly, I gingerly attempt to grasp hold of my
unusually absent river of creativity
tapping the flow
guiding it to where it is needed, an irrigation system for the drought in my head
and am met with empty hands and slapped wrists.

This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.





Join the Discussion


This article has 17 comments. Post your own!

Lexie96 said...
Oct. 23, 2011 at 3:26 pm:
Oh, wow, I'm living this poem right now! Yeah, you've got it pretty much right about how writer's block is. You know, I actually had to explain it to a friend the other day, I should have shown her this poem. Do you think maybe you could check out some of my work? Please?
 
Reply to this comment Post a new comment
 
lonelyLaviathin said...
Oct. 20, 2011 at 11:12 am:

good imaging of what writer's block is;)

bravo

 
Reply to this comment Post a new comment
 
SkinnyWest said...
Sept. 28, 2011 at 8:10 pm:
thats pretty good but all the poems on this site make me feel kinda illiterate cus this kids usin stuff like irrigation and stuff like tht and i hav to look words like tht up but its still a very good poem
 
lonelyLaviathin replied...
Oct. 20, 2011 at 11:12 am :
learn some new words, its an awesome tool to have when you write if you know the most obscure type of word.
 
Reply to this comment Post a new comment
 
Jessie-Mo said...
Jan. 7, 2011 at 10:53 pm:
I feel like this poem really emphasizes what writer's block feels like. Some people that do not write don't know the feeling, and this poem states it exactly. I think that it is a fine poem, and is definitely worthy o fbeing published.
 
Reply to this comment Post a new comment
 
nancyyy said...
Sept. 14, 2010 at 7:26 am:
I like it very much. This captures the feeling of writers block. Desperately searching for inspiration but you find nothing and left with frustarion or disappointment.
 
Reply to this comment Post a new comment
 
Marlyre This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Aug. 28, 2010 at 10:00 pm:
i always get a kick out of these types of poems... somehow you can always write when you think that you cant... why a slap on the wrists?? can you read some  of mine?
 
Reply to this comment Post a new comment
 
Polythene This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jul. 15, 2010 at 12:51 am:

unlike everybody else i read your poem without the intent of pleading for publication of my work.

i sincerely liked this poem.

keep writing.

 
Reply to this comment Post a new comment
 
ShernayB. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Apr. 12, 2010 at 5:06 pm:

I like the metaphor you use in this piece. It is consistent without; making your piece strong.

Keep writing.

And please check out my work. Ratings are GREATLY appreciated.

 
Reply to this comment Post a new comment
 
Ellie:) said...
Mar. 5, 2010 at 2:50 pm:
hey can you check out some of my new poems i just put on.?
Earth is falling
the truth
result
holocaust
[cheers]
i was thinking...
impossible to answer
does anyone really know?
we will pay
speak up
snippits
 
Reply to this comment Post a new comment
 
sumthingprecious said...
Jan. 15, 2010 at 6:05 pm:
Wow, this is really good. I love the detail in this. You’re a great writer. You should really check out some of my writing I think you will like it. Our writing is similar in a way. Please comment and rate too. Thank you.
 
Reply to this comment Post a new comment
 
starrloves said...
Oct. 24, 2009 at 3:15 pm:
thats exactly how writers block feels like
good job!
 
Reply to this comment Post a new comment
 
Sarah U. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Aug. 22, 2009 at 10:11 pm:
Amen!!!!
 
Reply to this comment Post a new comment
 
Caligirl This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
May 1, 2009 at 10:53 pm:
I love this imagery! really nicely written
 
Reply to this comment Post a new comment
 
Harmony B. said...
Apr. 18, 2009 at 4:54 pm:
That describes me some times. Great poem!!!
 
Reply to this comment Post a new comment
 
Soraja K. said...
Apr. 13, 2009 at 1:20 am:
perfect poem to write when you cant think of anything to write about.
so random yet so creative :)
 
Reply to this comment Post a new comment
 
michelle P. said...
Apr. 7, 2009 at 2:34 pm:
hmm.
good poem,
it does relate to how i feel some days about poetry.
 
Reply to this comment Post a new comment
 
Site Feedback