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S O S - Writer Down

An inspiration surges through your brain. If only you can organize, maintain Your poignant words, a slingshot to release, With measured aim, this writer's block defeat. You tally once, then twice and start again With phrasing even you don't understand. You feel your venture crash against a wall And watch your efforts shatter, as they fall. Another golden moment from your past, On stanza two, You read your lines, aghast. You have no weapon strong enough to wield, The composition slows, then limps and yields. The message, once so clear, has left your mind. The task you started, now you leave behind. Your head, still full of thoughts, but none engage. You grant a rest to your exhausted page. Gene Bourne. 06-12-14 .

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Date: 3/29/2021 10:04:00 AM
oh yes ! that time when nothing comes to mind. We all get it. Wait it out, it will come. you've just written where my mind is today. thanks for showing me I am not the only one.
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Date: 7/20/2017 8:01:00 PM
I know exactly what you mean, Gene: Stuck in this track myself for quite a while. I appreciate sharing this frustration with you. No other recourse at time but to await the elusive Muse, Blessings, SuZ
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Date: 8/3/2014 9:43:00 PM
I love this poem. I just read it about five times in a row. I could feel my current frustrations in your words. As if you were writing from my own mind. I've been reading your other poems as well. Very intelligent man you seem to be. Excellent and engaging writing.
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Sienna Ethylpen
Date: 8/3/2014 10:09:00 PM
I have confidence that you will find the inspiration and spark needed to complete your poem. I look forward to reading it. :)
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Gene Bourne
Date: 8/3/2014 10:03:00 PM
Thanks so much, Steph. I've suffered this condition many times and have currently been trying to finish a poem I've been working on for several days. I usually file them away, then come back...and discover a key line or phrase. I appreciate your kind comments.... Your PS friend....Gene.
Date: 6/12/2014 10:14:00 AM
I've never really looked at it as a block, rather to give my mind space to flow at its own speed, not the speed I want..you nailed it Gene, every poet has been there
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Gene Bourne
Date: 6/13/2014 10:43:00 PM
Fred, sometimes I rush an idea and chase it away. Good advice from a poet I respect. Thanks, Fred....YF....Gene.
Date: 6/12/2014 7:10:00 AM
Oh my, yes I know how that feels, more often than it should! Well done, a great poem you have presented :)
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Gene Bourne
Date: 6/13/2014 10:47:00 PM
Hello, Casarah....Thanks so much for your comments. They are appreciated...Your PS friend,....Gene.. .BTW, Casarah is a very poetic name and the first time I've seen it.