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Writer's Block

September 5, 2009
By delaney95 GOLD, St. Charles, Missouri
delaney95 GOLD, St. Charles, Missouri
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This is the verse of writer's block
Of boredom to extreme
This is all that goes on the page
When your heads a rusty machine
This is an ode to those
With a sudden lack of thought
Who've recently become so slow
Your mom thinks you're smoking pot
This, a scribbled sonnet
Nothing less and nothing more
For all those out there
Who's writngs become a chore
Dad always said to me
"Use your brain, it's a tool"
But right now all it's doing
Is telling my brain when to drool
With every passing second
You feel your brain turn to mush
With a slow creativity
That needs a little push
This is the epic of the couch potato
Growing little spurts and eyes
And you'd agree at the moment
You'd be more useful French-fried
Where's the beauty?
The inspiration, where's it been?
Cause you're really screwed if sloth is still a sin
You need some angst, passion, despair
Because if this keeps up
You'll be pulling out your hair
So pick up that pen
Heavier than rocks
And try not to think
About the color of your socks

The author's comments:
This was written during a real case of writer's block, so know it comes from personal experience.

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on Jul. 21 at 10:30 pm
ellaelizac BRONZE, Cincinnati, Ohio
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Love this, the smoking pot line is hilarious

on Feb. 24 at 9:30 am
NerdieBirdie09 BRONZE, Heath, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
"Light thinks it travels faster than anything, but it is wrong. No matter how fast light travels, it finds the darkness has always got there first, and is waiting for it." -Terry Pratchett

I love how all the thoughts come together and flow-

on Sep. 6 2021 at 1:02 pm
Crazywolfiegirl2 PLATINUM, Kington, Other
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Favorite Quote:
There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature—the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after winter. —Rachel Carson

This is really relatable and good.

hail97 said...
on Aug. 29 2012 at 9:32 pm
hail97, Carlisle, Pennsylvania
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Favorite Quote:
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.

This really good!! And exactly what writers block feels like, believe me, I know haha. ;)