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On Writer's Block

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On Writer's Block

Perhaps I should
write about something
besides love
although my freethinking pen
is attached to my heart
a battle I cannot win...

I seek
to be a writer assassin
but I cannot slay the muse
or force her to show up
I must pamper her
squeeze her
and kiss her
for all of her inspiration...

Ah, but not to write
is short of torture
a chaotic and bloody battle
If I write
I find inner peace
not writing
is death of the soul...

Ink on paper
arrange and polish
add and delete
merciless determination...

My words
my poems
are beatings of my heart
put to paper...

It's a sad thing
when one gets writer's block
such frustration and tears
fortunately for me
I don't have it....


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  1. Date: 9/20/2013 1:39:00 AM
    that's a blessing not to get it mine comes every moon wane. . then i get the mood swing

    Carroll Avatar Ken Carroll
    Date: 9/20/2013 5:47:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hey buddy, Thanks for the visit my friend, Ken
  1. Date: 9/17/2013 4:55:00 PM
    Wouldn't you believe it, your writing a piece on writer's block and dip stick here is there. All your fault. No , being serious, liked your thoughts here Ken. It's nice to try other things. I tried doing other things on the other site and i got no where really. Funny thing is, now i'm getting nothing period. Just work through it. I thought your thoughts here were interesting Ken. In the end we are what we are and Love is my life. Real god write Ken. Your friend.....MIKE.

    Carroll Avatar Ken Carroll
    Date: 9/17/2013 5:02:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hey Mike, Thanks as always for stopping by..I think for me too the love poem is the real me.. Your friend, Ken
  1. Date: 9/15/2013 10:43:00 PM
    Beautifully penned personification poem Ken. Really well done my friend.

    Carroll Avatar Ken Carroll
    Date: 9/15/2013 10:49:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hey buddy, Thanks as always for the kind compliments... Ken
  1. Date: 9/12/2013 7:30:00 PM
    Awesome work! Really enjoyed reading. My very first poem Blank Page is about writer's block. You are lucky not to have it! Your verses flow nicely. Thanks for sharing and reviewing my work! Always, Laura

    Carroll Avatar Ken Carroll
    Date: 9/12/2013 7:39:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi Laura, Thank you for the visit and lovely comment.. Ken
  1. Date: 9/8/2013 4:54:00 PM
    I am glad that the ink flows..Thanks for the visit to my page..Sara

    Carroll Avatar Ken Carroll
    Date: 9/8/2013 5:05:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi Sara, Thanks for the wonderful comment. Ken
  1. Date: 9/6/2013 4:34:00 PM
    Nice description of that common infection. Peace & Blessings Matthew Anish

    Carroll Avatar Ken Carroll
    Date: 9/6/2013 4:37:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi Matthew, Thanks for stopping by and the kind comment. Ken
  1. Date: 9/6/2013 11:43:00 AM
    EXCELLENT PIECE MY OLD FRIEND TIP MY HAT KEN

    Carroll Avatar Ken Carroll
    Date: 9/6/2013 12:45:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hey Liam, Thanks for the beautiful comment my friend. Regards, Ken
  1. Date: 9/6/2013 9:11:00 AM
    ooo on writers block.. I know this cold case very well... LOL, i say cold cause it has it's freezing moments. enjoyed the thought // writing about something else either than love. Sometimes all love poems are good but the same. I love a little twist every now and then. Like the candy... :-) anyways.. love the sound of your beating heart on paper... always~ Linda

    Carroll Avatar Ken Carroll
    Date: 9/6/2013 9:18:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi PD, Thank you for the lovely visit and comment..Happy you liked it. Muchos Besos, Ken
  1. Date: 9/6/2013 5:13:00 AM
    haha Ken, attached to your heart --what a line. I happen to write randomly. I have nothing but a few poems of my own on the Skat account. I can't find the right fountain Pen. My niece Royal (pd's) daughter writes more than I ever will. I'm jealous, cuz im the one who found and introduced the poetry soup to Irma oops I meant Linda. twahaha. anyways I failed on the dandelion poem. no one ever jumped in to save me. now that was frustrating. cheers to you. Skat

    Carroll Avatar Ken Carroll
    Date: 9/6/2013 6:15:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi Skat, Thanks for the visit today. It sounds like your heart is attached in the right place as well and I'm sure more poems will come with time... Regards, Ken
  1. Date: 9/5/2013 10:52:00 PM
    Nicely done. I have a poem on writers block as well. the name of it is "Solar Eclipse".

    Carroll Avatar Ken Carroll
    Date: 9/5/2013 10:57:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    HI P.J. Thanks for dropping by tonight and the wonderful comment.. Ken
  1. Date: 9/5/2013 10:26:00 PM
    Excellently penned Ken! Writer's block is painful when it hits a writer. I like the way you've brought out the torture of not writing - even when it's tough to write is way better than to not write. I also like the ending- most poems I've read on writer's block is of writers lamenting on its effects on them - this one gives a refreshing take on the subject. Well done.

    Carroll Avatar Ken Carroll
    Date: 9/5/2013 10:33:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi Vicky, Thank you for visiting and the kindest comment. Ken