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Rating: 4.8
I waited
Pen held above a blank sheet
I waited, but nothing
I looked around and waited
For something
Something that can awaken
This mind, dormant for so long
But nothing
I want to write
But this mind is blank
This pen remained unused
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Patrick McFarland 13 February 2009
For me those moments of poetic clarity are pretty rare. Nice work Jemarie.
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Ben Gieske 16 December 2007
Even God rested on the seventh day or, should I say after he created man and woman and turned over everything to them.
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Gregory Gunn 15 November 2007
'The cure for writer's cramp is writer's block.' -Inigo DeLeon Anyone who is serious about writing has undoubtedly experienced droughts that seemingly last forever, sometimes to the extent of exasperation. For me, the record is 56 days. See, I even counted each dreaded verseless day. Greg
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Craig Steiger 25 August 2007
This is the first poem I''ve read about- no poem to write! Very witty, and I can relate. Thanks for sharing the process with us Craig
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Theresa Moore 12 July 2007
Your poem takes apparent nothingness and turns it into captivating poem. Well done.
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Marvin Brato 29 June 2007
Frustrated (as a poet experiencing a writer block) for me is synonymous with burnt out.Yes I agreed to JoAnn's comment. Poetry cannot just become a framework to manufacture like objects.It is about feelings: an inspiration of love, remorse, hate, etc. There must be something triggering to unload such emotions into an instinctive creation of poetry.Good point madam. Thank for sharing.10.
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JoAnn McGrath 25 June 2007
yes we all go through the writers block it's so frustrating.......that's when I just stop and start reading poems as much as I can...then it starts to flow again Nothing better when you can't keep up the pace from your mind to the page though is there: O)
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