Every Writer’s Woe ~ a poem #WonderfulWorldofWriting

Every Writer's Woe poem #WonderfulWorldofWriting blog linky writing writer's block

Whizzing along with my pen in my hand,

I watch the words form and it’s just as I’d planned.

Then, crash, bang, whallop, the ideas fizzle away,

Evaporating into nothing, now what to say?!


I’ve a void to fill, as I read back on my thoughts,

In the hope I’ll return to virtually all sorts…

All sorts of inspiration, all sorts of masterpieces,

But it’s no good, not happening, my brain once again freezes…


So, dear reader, with not alot to show,

I’ll succumb to the blockage that is every writer’s woe,

But all’s not lost, don’t call the writing police,

This piece of writing has unlocked a literary masterpiece!

By Carol Cameleon

I find that if I write a very short, nonsense rhyme at the end of a writing session, it kind of closes the creative ‘door’ (or at least keeps it ajar – it’s never full closed!) and gives me ‘permission’ to call it a day!  It doesn’t matter that it doesn’t make sense or has very tenuous rhymes.  Which is just as well πŸ˜‰



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10 comments to “Every Writer’s Woe ~ a poem #WonderfulWorldofWriting”
  1. Poems about writer’s block are a brilliant way to unblock the blockage. You’ve hit the nail on the head with this poem and I’m a fan of silly/tenuous rhymes myself! Hope the words are flowing for you once again. xx

    • Thanks Maddy. I actually think that the ‘flow’ is part of the problem sometimes. I end up tripping over my own words which won’t come out fast enough to keep up and then I end up a bit dumb struck!

  2. Perfect! I know these feelings so very well. I go into panic mode sometimes when a poem comes into my head – I have used my phone many a time to record what comes to mind. I couldn’t agree with you more on the last paragraph. Thank you for linking to Prose for Thought x

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