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Michael
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0 posted 05-12-2000 02:44 PM       View Profile for Michael   Email Michael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Michael

WRITER'S BLOCK


The pen is dry,
Ink flask empty,
My source of hope depleted.
But why ask why
When all may see
My life - a dream defeated?

A poet's passion,
My lifelong curse,
Carried with stoic vision.
By palsied fashion
Of dried up verse,
Now come my indecision.

Fervor feigning,
I grant appeal
To the muse of my failing.
Darkness reigning
O'er all I feel,
I hang on her strings, flailing.

Distant Laughter,
Oh, Death on High
Surely does seem inviting.
Ever after
Faced with the sigh
Of having naught worth writing.

Michael Anderson



 For all behind was dark and drear,
And all before was night and fear.
How many hours of night or day
In those suspended pangs I lay,
I could not tell; I scarcely knew
If this were human breath I drew.

Lord Byron


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1 posted 05-12-2000 02:48 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

For someone who has nothing to say because of writer's block, you say it quite well.  Good job, this!
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2 posted 05-12-2000 02:56 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Does mean that I will now have time to get caught up on all the ones that I missed when you were pumping them out non-stop....hehehe.....sorry, seriously, Michael, this is excellently written, as all yours are. I hope it passes quickly. I know how frustrating it is.

Denise
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3 posted 05-12-2000 03:02 PM       View Profile for brian madden   Email brian madden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for brian madden

I can certainly relate to this, if you find a cure please tell me. a great poem... I would like to express how much I like this poem but I am..um ... fumbling... for...those thingys...um.. yeah... words.
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4 posted 05-12-2000 03:22 PM       View Profile for Irie   Email Irie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Irie

Writters Block Michael?
I think not unless I missed something here!
A dream is only defeated if you let it be!
And that distant laughter is coming closer..
I have sent you some!  
*Hugs*
Well done!

~Sheri
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Geesh...I'd like to have writer's block like you  
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6 posted 05-12-2000 05:02 PM       View Profile for Janet Marie   Email Janet Marie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Janet Marie

The pen is dry,
Ink flask empty,
My source of hope depleted.
But why ask why
When all may see
My life - a dream defeated?

A poet's passion,
My lifelong curse,
Carried with stoic vision.
By palsied fashion
Of dried up verse,
Now come my indecision.
------------------

M,
I relate to this poem way to well these days,
my bruised muse crawled in a corner to lick her wounds and rest from  all the crap I keep putting her thru...
yes, sometimes things hurt us and we lose our words for while...some things cut deep and we just need to give ourselves time to heal.
I know its one of the worse feelings for a poet not to be able to put the emotions down and to work it out... quite simply--it sucks!! I know.
but I also know this...
poetry is not what you do...
its who you are...
it flows thru your soul
its like breathing for you
and I know that in your longest hour...
your darkest day...
your poets heart will always
have an emotion to express...
its just so much of who you are
I know as long as you write...
in time...everything else will be made right.
your never defeated M,...not unless you quit,
and I for one, aint even gonna let ya quit.*smile*
take care my sweet poet friend
jm


(sorry to go on so long) did I tell ya I was trying my hand at prose...
didnt mean to practice here *S*
later M-gator


[This message has been edited by Janet Marie (edited 05-12-2000).]
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7 posted 05-12-2000 05:25 PM       View Profile for Meadowmuse   Email Meadowmuse   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Meadowmuse's Home Page   View IP for Meadowmuse

"Ever after
Faced with the sigh
Of having naught worth writing."

A beautifully written poem, even with your writer's block, Michael. I dare say your declaration of arid ink is, in itself, quite fluid and lovely. Hang in here, dear, for the curtains will lift in time...

~ Claire


 Could a greater miracle take place than for us to look through each other's eyes for an instant?......Henry David Thoreau


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8 posted 05-12-2000 05:28 PM       View Profile for REBECCA ALLYN   Email REBECCA ALLYN   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for REBECCA ALLYN

If only all of us could have writer's block like that!!You are AWESOME!!!


LOTS of LOVE,
Becky
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9 posted 05-12-2000 07:41 PM       View Profile for Skyfyre   Email Skyfyre   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Skyfyre

Grrrr ...

Writer's block, indeed ... if I didn't know better, I'd think you were making fun of the REST Of us who actually DO suffer from writer's block from time to time, oh He Who Writes Ten Poems In The Average Evening ...

Whatever you write, my friend, you write it well ...  

--Me


 Full fathom five thy father lies,
Of his bones are coral made,
Those are pearls that were his eyes;
Nothing of him that doth fade
But doth suffer a sea-change
Into something rich and strange...


--William Shakespeare, from The Tempest

Michael
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10 posted 05-12-2000 11:04 PM       View Profile for Michael   Email Michael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Michael

Sunshine, just blowing hot air I am...LOL

Denise, yep - got a lot of catching up to do - better hurry before I catch a new muse.  Hopefully my next muse won't be of such a deviant nature.

brian, if I find a cure, I most certainly will let you know...LOL  

Sheri, and I have felt that laughter my dear.  Me thinks I want this dream to be over or at least to change directions, such is probably the cause of my block to begin with.  I want not to write about something that is only pain to me... but would rather write of what lies ahead - and so I am searching.

Ruth - I'll trade you for a cup of inspitation...

Janet...LOL my simplest poem draws the most in depth responce from you.  Thank you for being a "true" friend... I am finding they are hard to come by these days...

Claire, I hope so but as I said, I am gonna wait this one out till I have something truly worth writing about...  I've donated eenough of my heart and my time to the lies of the past.

Becky, ty - I only wish I felt awesome...LOL

Kess, I only write 10 poems on my GOOD evenings... LOL.  Don't go giving me too much credit... Besides, it's not that I can't write right now - it's just what my pen chooses to write about - I do not wish to... I'll be back soon enough with something "good" to write about...


Thank you all for the kind replies


Michael

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11 posted 05-13-2000 12:58 AM       View Profile for Corinne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Corinne

Seek and ye shall find, magical poet.

Corinne
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12 posted 05-13-2000 01:24 AM       View Profile for Lone Wolf   Email Lone Wolf   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lone Wolf

Michael,
Great poem about not being able to write a poem!!  There's an idea!!  LOL....just kidding.  I liked it.  Best of luck on your quest.  
LW
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13 posted 05-13-2000 01:35 AM       View Profile for Temptress   Email Temptress   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Temptress

Geesh, that must be a see through block you have. Can I borrow it?   I loved this, and can relate to it for sure.  


 Nothing can deter a poet, for he is actuated by pure love. Who can predict his comings and goings? "Thoreau"
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You really describe the meaning of writers block well  
i've had it a lot too, when i do i just listen to a song and one line of a song will give me an idea   you should try it sometime if you have writers block.
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15 posted 05-13-2000 11:34 AM       View Profile for Janet Marie   Email Janet Marie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Janet Marie

LOL...right back at ya...M,
and YOU write NO "simple" poems me friend.
you couldnt if you tried.
and your welcome. *smile*


 It's amazing
How you make your face just like a wall
How you take your heart and turn it off
How I turn my head and you lose it all ...
And it's unnerving
How one move just puts me by myself
There you go just trusting someone else
Now I know I put us both through hell ...
I'm not sayin
That there was nothing wrong
I just didn't think you'd ever get tired of me
And I'm not sayin
We ever had the right to hold on
I just didn't wanna let you get away from me.
~MB20~Leave


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16 posted 05-13-2000 03:52 PM       View Profile for Jeffrey Carter   Email Jeffrey Carter   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Jeffrey Carter

Micheal,

If this is writer's block, give it to me anyday...lol

All my love,
Jeffrey

 I lie awake in a world filled with dreams,
but dreams can be so real when you don't know you're asleep

 
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