Poetry

Writer’s block – It happened one day!

I was happy with the work I was doing

Many a idea and thoughts were flowing

I saw stories everywhere, it seems 

On a variety of topics and themes 

 

Then it happened one day

I suddenly had nothing more to say 

No words or ideas came 

‘Writer’s block’ I believe was it’s name 

 

Worried about deadlines to meet 

Not a way I could find to beat

This mysterious situation

Of verbal and mental stagnation

 

With determination I tried to train

All my efforts but in vain

I wrote a recipe for food 

And rejected it as no good

 

Tried my hand at funny fiction 

With a dose of humorous diction

Not a laugh I could get 

For all my toil and sweat

 

I asked family and every friend

This writer’s block, none could mend

Fidgeting away I could not sit

Thinking to myself is this it

 

Awash in frustration, anger and sorrow

I was feeling so low

Struggling and lonely without my words

As if I was cut in two-thirds

 

From writing, I took a break

Changed settings to soothe this heartache

But still had no luck 

With brainwaves or ideas to pluck 

 

Suddenly my mind could see

A poem fighting to be free

About my struggle with the written word

And how it was so absurd 

 

So here I am penning that thought

That my fleeting mind caught

Remember it happens to each one 

Even as soon as you’ve begun 

 

A writer’s life isn’t a bed of roses

If the doors of the mind closes

Hang in there for persistence will unlock

Those moments of the writer’s block!

 

Author’s note – This poem actually broke the jinx and ideas started to flow after this. So give it a try too as and when you are stuck! 

I am taking my blog to the next level with Blogchatter’s #MyFriendAlexa. This is my #Post1 /#Week4 for the campaign.

You can read my previous week’s posts here – 7 different kinds of husbands , Let’s make a SonRise, Inner love in outside hearts (Short Story),Why ditch Hindi to become Global & Poem for millennial moms.

 

84 thoughts on “Writer’s block – It happened one day!

    1. Now that’s a hugeeeee compliment coming from you, a brilliant writer yourself. Thanks so much Sonia for brightening up my day!

    1. Thanks Anurag for your kind words. I would love to help you out in every way I can. Drop me a tweet and we shall take it up from there!

  1. I guess we all encounter this every now and then. The best way to get over it is to give yourself a break. Do other things and you will be back with ideas and inspiration very soon.

  2. This poem brought a smile on my face. we all have been there, experienced that but never did what u just did!! amazing poem… u are on a roll Prerna.. what other surprises u have in store for us?? 🙂

  3. i loved the way you’ve shared the experience of your low point in writing. i faced it last year too. i barely wrote anything for 2 months. it was horrible i just couldn’t write only.

  4. Wow, that’s so lovely. It’s amazing to see such a “gem” flowing out even when you were struggling hard for words 🙂
    You have proved that writer’s block is a myth and all a writer needs to do is to give an alternate direction to the creative flow of thoughts 🙂

  5. The writers block is annoying nd freaks me out. It’s a state of frustration and only another writer can understand. This light hearted poem does help to let it go all the confusion, helplessness and inability.
    #damurureads #myfriendalexa

  6. That is a terrific poem on writer’s block. Describes the state a writer finds himself in when he is afflicted with a block. And you have chosen a really unconventional topic to write a poem on… It made great reading with rhymes and all… Kudos.

  7. Wow. That’s very well written. Writer’s block is the best thing that can happen to us as bloggers. Sometimes I really have a real hard time trying to shake off the writer’s block too. But writing prompts seem to do the trick for me these days!

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