Blank Poem by asma bahrainwala

Blank

Rating: 4.7


The cursor blinking
On a blank page,
As blank as
My blank mind.

I wait for words
To come to me,
But today my thoughts
Elude me.

This mind is a complex maze.
This vacuity leaves me in a total daze.

I type in a few words,
Then delete;
Again type in,
Again delete.

Seems I have lost my gift.

The cursor blinking
On a blank page,
As blank as
My blank mind.

I am at my wit’s end.
Impatient
As a glutton
At the mere sight of food.

This ‘food’ is just an illusion.
This craving causes immense frustration.

I try to grab at my thoughts
How cleverly they evade me!
Again I try,
Again they trick.

Seems I have lost my gift.

The cursor blinking
On a blank page,
As blank as
My blank mind.



1st October 2006

COMMENTS OF THE POEM
R H 01 October 2006

Asma, you certianly haven't' lost your gift'. You have conveyed eloquently the frustration of those days when inspiration fails us. Your words will resonate with many. Justine.

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Nalini Hebbar 01 October 2006

asma...the best writer's block poems i have read for long...you have so much talent...never try forcing it...let it flow...and i am very sure it will...love...nalini

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Preeti - is here! 05 October 2006

you gave life to blankness! superb Asma! Preets

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Anoop Gururaj 08 October 2006

nice although i usually write my poems n lyrics on a pen n paper a bit old fashioned i know but i like writin with a pen n a spiral pad..but ya wen im lazy i do use the ms word lol good job asma i really like it

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Daniel Roxburgh 09 October 2006

Well now, it seems the page isn't so blank anymore ;) . Great expression. This seems to be written as if it could be a song. I enjoyed this read.

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Muhammad Ali 02 April 2009

No but this poem is full of art though it is named blank nice work Asma 10

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Srujini M 18 February 2009

a blank page, a blank monitor, the pen is ready with ink and the buzzing cursor let fill your blank mind and creativity.do write, , thanx.i like your poems, they provide so much food for brooding, thanx

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Melvina Germain 29 January 2007

Wonderful Asma, you definitely have captured fear of the poet. I can certainly relate, sitting at my computer with the blank page in front of me waiting for the words to come. Just last week I said to my friend 'I think it's gone, I don't think I can write anymore'. It's nice to know I'm not alone in this thought. As a poet my patience level is definitely limited. Thankyou for this one Asma, I love it.------Melvina--

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Raghavan Warrier 25 November 2006

It happens with everbody. Our mind going into hibernation and refusing to restart. Nicely conveyed.

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Frank James Ryan Jr...fjr 13 October 2006

Asma>>>Sounds like what happens all too much when you try to post a poem here! lol....A fine Penning, indeed....well crafted, & garnished with wit & fresh cleverity''''''''''''''''''''''''FJR

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