Neera Lollbeeharry

Freshman - 753 Points (Mauritius)

A Vain Attempt - Poem by Neera Lollbeeharry

I sit there, blank, above the page.
Whiteness on white stares back at me.
A vacuous lull, invades my head,
A numbness tips over my veins.

Dismayed, I try to trace some shapes.
But insentient my fingers limp.
Apathy spreads over the page.
My vacant mind goes wandering.

The hazy words slip out of grip.
The efforts vain enervate me.
My mind declines to yield an inch,
And mocks at my despondent will.

A sudden flutter, gives me hope,
The unforeseen just wavers by.
A heedless spur jabs me to rope,
But unwary, I miss the catch.

In frenzied rage I tear the page,
And break the barren pen I hold.
The inky bleeding smears my hands,
And yet my mind remains unmoved.

Topic(s) of this poem: inspiration


Poet's Notes about The Poem

I have noted how frustrating the act of writing can be when you just cannot lay hands on inspiration. The resulting despair and rage of being incapacitated, is precisely what I have tried to transpose in this poem.

Comments about A Vain Attempt by Neera Lollbeeharry

  • Kelly Kurt (7/25/2016 12:59:00 PM)


    Very nicely written, Neera (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, December 12, 2015

Poem Edited: Saturday, December 12, 2015


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