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Writer's Block

I wanted to write something worth reading
Something that would capture your mind
Something that would leave you with a tremendous feeling
And have you thinking that my words are divine

But when I put my pencil to the paper
Its like my thoughts just turned into vapor
And evaporated into thin air
Now, at this blank sheet of paper I stare
And I ask myself, "Where do I begin?"
And do I really have something worth readin
Do people want to hear what I have to say
Or should I just ball up this sheet of paper and throw it away 
Are my words strong enough to invade your brain
Are my words soft enough to heal your hurt and pain
Are my words hateful enough to make you want to fight
Are they fascinating enough to keep you up thinking all night
I wonder can my words make you dump your mate
Can my words make you love, can they make you hate
Can my words make you laugh, can they make you cry
Do my words make you ask yourself the question "Why?'
Do my words just confuse you
And make you wonder why some people do the things they do
Make you wonder why I'm not locked up in a crazy home
And restricted from all sharp objects and the telephone
Do they make you wonder why my friends stick by my side
And will I one day end up committing suicide
Because sometimes, I wonder about things like this
I wonder why all these young girls are cutting their wrists
And why these doggs are always tryin to get a bone
Why won't they just chill, and leave a girl alone
And why are these females always trying to hate
Always trying to eat more that they can fit on their plate
And why is "The Man" always hassling my friends
Got me thinkin it's a sin to be black and breathin
I mean, why can't they just chill and let us be
When will we ever be truly free
But maybe we are and I just don't see...
These are some thoughts in the mind of Sheri

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  1. Date: 5/12/2012 3:04:00 AM
    Beautifully written!!! Enjoyed this piece Sheri!!! INK-U-SCRIPT!!

  1. Date: 5/12/2012 2:57:00 AM
    Sheri, ha ha ha, and you think I am a handful,, (you are right though) Love this,,David