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Writing is Hard

May 12, 2016
By the-mormon-introvert GOLD, Alpine, Utah
the-mormon-introvert GOLD, Alpine, Utah
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Favorite Quote:
Even when the dark comes crashing through, When you need a friend to carry you, And when you're broken on the ground, You will be found
--Evan Hansen, Dear Evan Hansen


There are voices in my head
They speak to me when I'm drifting off to sleep
They speak to me as I shampoo my hair
They talk to me when I'm doing homework, they call my name while I sit in church
They always seem to nag me when I want them to go away
And yet, when I need them most
They decide to leave me
Filling my thoughts with silence
Leaving me to stare at an empty page
And a blinking cursor



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on Mar. 3 2017 at 2:28 pm
the-mormon-introvert GOLD, Alpine, Utah
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Favorite Quote:
Even when the dark comes crashing through, When you need a friend to carry you, And when you're broken on the ground, You will be found
--Evan Hansen, Dear Evan Hansen

Thank you so much! And I like your idea of carrying around a notebook. Perhaps I should try it...

on Nov. 26 2016 at 9:46 pm
Blackjackpoetry BRONZE, Kingwood, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
"When life gives you lemons, return them for store credit and buy something useful."
-George Washington

But doesn't it feel great when you're actually able to think of something to write, and it just flows out seamlessly for hours on end? I feel like sometimes I could write all night, but my real problem is then coming BACK to it and trying to add on to it. I have about a hundred different files that I've started working on, but never really got back to. I'd love to be able to continue them, but sometimes the inspiration just isn't there. A lovely poem, from a talented writer. P.S. I think a good solution for this is carrying around a notepad or something. I hate it when I think of something wonderful when I'm out and about, but then I can't remember it when I'm finally able to get back to my writing. As you pointed out - very annoying.

on May. 20 2016 at 5:30 pm
the-mormon-introvert GOLD, Alpine, Utah
11 articles 0 photos 22 comments

Favorite Quote:
Even when the dark comes crashing through, When you need a friend to carry you, And when you're broken on the ground, You will be found
--Evan Hansen, Dear Evan Hansen

I'm glad you like it :)

on May. 20 2016 at 11:57 am
dont.cry.little.girl. SILVER, Ooltewah, Tennessee
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Love this. I'm sure most writers can relate.

on May. 20 2016 at 8:24 am
the-mormon-introvert GOLD, Alpine, Utah
11 articles 0 photos 22 comments

Favorite Quote:
Even when the dark comes crashing through, When you need a friend to carry you, And when you're broken on the ground, You will be found
--Evan Hansen, Dear Evan Hansen

Thanks! Glad you enjoyed it, and I'm glad it was relatable :)

on May. 20 2016 at 8:10 am
Blizzardstorm DIAMOND, Willow Street, Pennsylvania
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Favorite Quote:
“Wrongfully do men lament the flight of time….Let your work be such that after death you become an image of immortality.” -Leonardo Da Vinci

I can absolutely relate to this and I'm so glad someone actually said it. I've been struggling with this lately and it's getting on my last nerves. Wonderful poem, and once again, every author, poet, and even artist could relate.


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