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Writers Block

I put you down for quite a while
To please an angry crowd.
I sat you in a cluttered pile,
And left you disavowed.

I promised to restore your pride,
Your valour and your flair.
I put my paper by your side
To keep you warm in there.

Two months later you were hidden
Far beneath my gain.
My once dear friend was overidden
By a coffee stain.

I picked you up, brushed you off
And pressed down once again.
Nothing came to me in thought,
For chaos had set in.

I kept on trying to create,
But I couldn't calm my mind.
There was too much on my plate.
The words I could not find.

So, now I'm trying once again
Though, not my greatest work.
Forgive me soupers; forgive me pen!
I've been a great big jerk.

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  1. Date: 3/21/2009 11:01:00 AM

    FORGIVE YOU NOTHING! YOU SILLY GURL~ You're killin me....I love your writting and your person...and all that makes Ivy Ivy! God bless you friend of mine ....I've taken a break too....and just got back to the soupie...and was welcomed back with open hearts and friends who never seem to go away! Please come back and write....I miss you!~ janers
  1. Date: 3/9/2009 5:55:00 PM

    I have been away for a really long time. I am sorry to see that you have as well. I was looking forward to reading more of your work. This is a wonderful rhyme and most of us can probably relate. You are not a jerk, friends for life are made here at the soup. Many blessings and I hope to read more from you soon. Smiles from Lolita
  1. Date: 1/13/2009 10:39:00 AM

    A great big jerk? No! We missed you nad I look forward to more wonderful rhymes like this one, one that details your thoughts and are expressed so clearly and well. Michael
  1. Date: 12/4/2008 7:32:00 PM

    the most beautiful thing about a community of poets is support and friendship, this poem points the mistakes of one self and one who can seee them self can see a change. cool poem, v6tv
  1. Date: 12/3/2008 8:49:00 PM

    I didn't know really where you were, lol--but assumed I guess you had things to work out or something. A creative piece to a writer's block....loved the rhyming touch. Take care of yourself. Best wishes, Sara:)
  1. Date: 12/3/2008 8:02:00 PM

    Astrid -Wow I love it your poem discribes just what I've been going through. Well done great flow. Now for that "I;ve been a jerk". I leave for short periods and come back to. People have busy lives I understand where your at. Welcome back no worries. Love Laura :)
  1. Date: 12/3/2008 11:58:00 AM

    Good to have you back Astrid! Nothing to apologize for. Writing is something to be enjoyed. Sometimes life gets too busy to pursue it. This is a wonderful poem. Thank you for sharing it. Keep on writing!!!! Have a nice day. Thank you also for your kind comment. Karen
  1. Date: 12/3/2008 11:28:00 AM

    Ivy sweetheart! A big welcome back hug! Nothing to forgive you silly! You have been missed! Hope life is treating you real good and hope your holiday season is super wonderful! Love you, Muah! xoxoxo Shar
  1. Date: 12/3/2008 10:26:00 AM

    I know exactly what you mean! I didn't write for months and months, and I'm only just now finding words again. It's nice to meet you, and I'm glad you're back! ~Juliane
  1. Date: 12/3/2008 7:53:00 AM

    Welcome back! This was an awesome write, glad I stumbled across it. Blessings, ~Michaela~
  1. Date: 12/3/2008 7:17:00 AM

    I am so glad that you are back Astrid. I missed you. I always check your blog to see if you dropped any nuggets over the past few months. I understand the journey that you and your pen are going through. I was blocked for months after the ordeal I went through in spain in June. It tookme about two months to write again and when I did write I had to pen the ordeal of spain, then I was able to free my mind. Your mind will be awaken again from the slumber and make great music. Glad your are back.

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