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Night Writer

Rubbing my forehead, Hand in my hair,
All I see is paper, are there any words out there?
I search and I search, racking my brain,
It seems my idea has gone down the drain.

I woke up excited, ready to write,
Was I just dreaming? It is late at night.
Go get some coffee, splash water on my face.
You call yourself a writer? You're such a disgrace.

I wonder if others have felt just like this,
Shouldn't writing poetry feel like pure bliss?
Ok I admit, I am trying to be witty, 
But when I am tired I get rather giddy.

Now; Back to the task of writing a poem,
Pull up saggy eyelids, don't let your mind roam.
And if you can't do that or hold up your head,
Then just pack it in and go back to bed.

Na, I don't think I'll do that, I think I'll just write,
How hard to write a poem in the middle of night.

Brenda Meir-Hans
Written July 2013



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  1. Date: 9/1/2014 4:28:00 PM

    It's funny how the way we say the word Writer, sounds exactly the way we say Rider. So you could also be a night rider (if the poem were being heard and not read!) I write a lot at night and sometimes put myself to sleep doing it because it does not often flow for me. I work hard to get it. That is ok. I bet you are that way too!!
  1. Date: 9/1/2014 3:45:00 PM

    Yes dear Brenda, we have all done this occasionally, and like you, when all I face is a blur and and empty screen, then I know it's time to go to bed and dream, enjoyed your poem, much to my amusement, hugs xxx
  1. Date: 9/1/2014 2:07:00 PM

    Yes, this happens to all of us...I think. Many times, though, I am bug-eyed wanting to write when I need to be sleeping. Soup Mail for you.
  1. Date: 9/1/2014 1:51:00 PM

    Fabulous Brenda.....if I can only remember that line I just had in my head......hugs Tim
  1. Date: 9/1/2014 12:26:00 PM

    This made me described me to a tee..I have insomnia and write a lot at night..when I read it in the morning however..alot of it stinks...I enjoyed this..small typo in the title..writer??? Maybe that was a middle of the night BG
  1. Date: 9/1/2014 12:07:00 PM

    I write at night quite often actually. Happy writing and God bless you.
  1. Date: 9/1/2014 12:03:00 PM

    - Words that are floating at night ..... of being an enjoyment .... or distress .... - A lovely poem with beautiful rhyme, Brenda ! - oxox // Anne-Lise :)