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Writer's Block

May 2, 2014
By Olivia-Atlet ELITE, Dardenne Prairie, Missouri
Olivia-Atlet ELITE, Dardenne Prairie, Missouri
324 articles 10 photos 1166 comments

Favorite Quote:
"To these the past hath its phantoms,
More real than solid earth;
And to these death does not mean decay,
But only another birth"
- Isabella Banks


14 minutes and 17 seconds.
I stare at the clock, twiddling my thumbs.
19 minutes and 42 seconds.
The hands on the clock tick like drums.
26 minutes and 33 seconds.
The paper is blank, placed in front of me.
37 minutes and 56 seconds.
Where could all my great ideas possibly be?
49 minutes and 'o' 7 seconds.
My pen mocks the boring stark sheet.
53 minutes and 51 seconds.
A simple sweet plot would be a treat.
62 minutes and 18 seconds.
I grab and throw the ink in my hand.
74 minutes and 54 seconds.
I regret it and wipe away what I planned.
88 minutes and 9 seconds more,
I swivel around and find an idea.
102 minutes and 3 seconds flat.
Writer’s block this,
and writer’s block that.


The author's comments:
We all are found victim to writer's block sometimes. Well, why not make the best of it? Last week, I caught the dreaded curse, but decided to make the best of it. I set a timer and wrote every few minutes, creating a game out of it. I ended up throwing my pen across the room, making it explode against the wall. Maybe this poem will keep you from doing that. Good Luck!

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on Jul. 14 2014 at 9:52 pm
Olivia-Atlet ELITE, Dardenne Prairie, Missouri
324 articles 10 photos 1166 comments

Favorite Quote:
"To these the past hath its phantoms,
More real than solid earth;
And to these death does not mean decay,
But only another birth"
- Isabella Banks

Haha thanks, I was sooo word-deprived

on Jul. 5 2014 at 11:40 pm
CreativeFreakkk DIAMOND, Spencer, Iowa
53 articles 40 photos 204 comments

Favorite Quote:
Stand up for what you believe in even if it means standing alone. -Andy Biersack
Sometimes you gotta fall before you can fly. -Kellin Quinn
You made me hate my own reflection. -Sleeping With Sirens

This was such a great idea

on May. 25 2014 at 11:08 am
Olivia-Atlet ELITE, Dardenne Prairie, Missouri
324 articles 10 photos 1166 comments

Favorite Quote:
"To these the past hath its phantoms,
More real than solid earth;
And to these death does not mean decay,
But only another birth"
- Isabella Banks

Thanks so much! XD

on May. 25 2014 at 11:07 am
Olivia-Atlet ELITE, Dardenne Prairie, Missouri
324 articles 10 photos 1166 comments

Favorite Quote:
"To these the past hath its phantoms,
More real than solid earth;
And to these death does not mean decay,
But only another birth"
- Isabella Banks

Thank u1 XD

on May. 14 2014 at 5:29 pm
Olivia-Atlet ELITE, Dardenne Prairie, Missouri
324 articles 10 photos 1166 comments

Favorite Quote:
"To these the past hath its phantoms,
More real than solid earth;
And to these death does not mean decay,
But only another birth"
- Isabella Banks

Thanks! ;)

AmericaniumJ said...
on May. 13 2014 at 11:37 pm
AmericaniumJ, Eureka, Utah
0 articles 0 photos 46 comments

Favorite Quote:
Though she be but little, she is fierce!
-Shakespeare

I know how this feels! I love it!

on May. 13 2014 at 8:17 pm
CNBono17 SILVER, Rural, South Carolina
5 articles 0 photos 250 comments

Favorite Quote:
Lego ergo sum (Latin—I read, therefore, I am)
The pen is mightier than the sword—unknown
Don't let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, and in purity—1 Timothy 4:12

true and i totally know the feeling! eloquent and very, very good!

Katgirl SILVER said...
on May. 11 2014 at 11:36 pm
Katgirl SILVER, Fruitland, Idaho
8 articles 0 photos 30 comments

Favorite Quote:
You'll never catch it if you never let go

i feel like this is a plot twist so i love it

on May. 11 2014 at 8:56 pm
Olivia-Atlet ELITE, Dardenne Prairie, Missouri
324 articles 10 photos 1166 comments

Favorite Quote:
"To these the past hath its phantoms,
More real than solid earth;
And to these death does not mean decay,
But only another birth"
- Isabella Banks

Thank you! XD  

on May. 11 2014 at 8:55 pm
sillywabbit BRONZE, Federal Way, Washington
2 articles 3 photos 25 comments

Favorite Quote:
Where there is love there is life.
Mahatma Gandhi

wow this was very.......well written, and beautiful


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