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Behind The Writer

Rating: 4.3

Creative juices run dry
And with that, so do I
I work and work
And tired by sunset
The keys do not mean a word
I print and edit
And re-type my thoughts:
the only product from
this guilt-tripping world.
My work seems unimportant,

Now, why do I do this?
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Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Topic(s) of this poem: stories,work,writing,creativity,frustration
POET'S NOTES ABOUT THE POEM
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I came to a shrieking halt when writing one day - writers block *dun dun dun*. I am very cynical of everything I create, and perhaps a little too hard on myself sometimes - 'I am unfortunate in my ways'.
This is an unedited free verse, of the only words I could conjure that day (- and it rhymes - nearly) .

Its hard to deal with writers block (for me) , and the ''this is it', 'you've run out of ideas' mantra that are projected from it. What I wanted from this was to display that writers may have copious works to be proud of, but theres a person behind it, the real editors, perhaps. 'Behind' the writer, as in, theres more than just a name on the front of the book.

My favourite part is from 'It hurts my tired eyes -' - it captures exactly what I want to say.
Perhaps you can relate? Writers block is so frustrating! !
- EN :)
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COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Chinedu Dike 20 June 2018

Brilliant, clear, focused and factual. Work of a sober mind written with clarity of thought and mind. Thanks for sharing Evelyn.

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Feipeng Shang 03 November 2017

Thanks for sharing your frustration. I'm not a writer but do love writing ;) I don't write without a strong desire to express! Ideas and inspiration are the sword to chop the block, and they come perhaps by contacting with non-writers? !

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Colin Jeffery 23 October 2017

I like this poem very much - - stirs the core of what it is like being a poet.

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Sochukwu Ivye 19 October 2017

Sadly true of most writers. Well depicted and sweetened idea. Much kudos, poetess.

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You don't have to be any longer cynical about your work Because this poem is absolutely wonderful Thank you for sharing Evelyn Mario Odekerken

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