Writer’s Block


With my hands poised
Over the keys
I sift through thoughts
In my mind
Trying to figure out
What I should write
A poem, a story,
A deep moving post?
A rant, A review
Or something about work?
A cause, A memory
Or just a silly tag?
An observation, An experience
Or something from the mags?
I type some words
But delete them soon
I play with ideas
All afternoon
Nothing makes sense
Nothing sounds good
Not even a review
Of my favourite book
I don’t know where to start
Nor how to end
I guess I could attempt
To try and pretend
Until this mind
Is finally unlocked
And I’ve gotten rid
Of this writer’s block

(c) Sanch Vee @ Sanch Writes (19 December 2009)

  1. Matt

    December 19, 2009 at 8:52 am

    “Noice”!! 🙂

    So true…

  2. D

    December 19, 2009 at 10:38 am

    That’s quite a post for a writer’s block! I mean, you’re so creative even when you have nothing to write about!

  3. Nu

    December 19, 2009 at 11:17 am

    what an expression…you have made it on our behalf as well ;)right ?

  4. Sorcerer

    December 19, 2009 at 11:46 am

    wow!! nice
    hey!! you got rid of writers block
    I have this rhymers block
    I cant rhyme more than 2 lines

  5. Saurabh Panshikar

    December 19, 2009 at 12:28 pm

    I don’t see any block over here…. Your creativity is overflowing!

    Nicely written!

  6. Mahmud faisal

    December 19, 2009 at 1:03 pm

    such a beautiful poem!!
    so nice PB…
    am glad to read it….

  7. Smita

    December 19, 2009 at 5:48 pm

    hehehe Nice way to fight thru the block 😉

  8. Sanch, the writer

    December 20, 2009 at 7:15 am

    @ Matt: Thanks!

    @ D: Welcome to my blog! Thanks for the comment! 🙂 Sometimes writer’s block does funny things… 😛

    @ Mags: Thanks! 🙂

    @ Nu: Thanks…yes for us all going through writer’s block every now and then…

    @ Sorcerer: Thanks! 🙂 I’m sure you can overcome it by rambling on like I did… 😛

    @ Saurabh: Aw thanks! 🙂 Writer’s block can do funny things…

    @ Mahmud: Thank you! 🙂

    @ Smita: Hehe…thanks! 🙂

    @ Ms Smack: Thank you! 🙂

    @ Shahid: Yep…something we all go through, eh? Thanks! 🙂

  9. Shahid Mukadam

    December 20, 2009 at 3:31 am

    a very familiar territory for all of us…Nice …you dint go for painful descriptions just a light hearted way of tellin people abt the writerz block

  10. Sidthegnomenator

    December 20, 2009 at 10:41 am

    the 19th was Ponting’s birthday. And today we won the cricket.

    That really is all my life is about.

    Nice post btw. So glad I’m not the only one who gets writers block.

  11. Pesto Sauce

    December 20, 2009 at 1:07 pm

    So true for so many bloggers

  12. G

    December 20, 2009 at 5:52 pm

    Thumbs up for this one. 🙂

  13. Sanch, the writer

    December 21, 2009 at 5:35 am

    @ Perplexed: Thanks! 🙂

    @ Sid: That used to be my life until a couple of years ago when I started working! 😛 Thanks re the post! 🙂

    @ Pesto: Yup! Thought as much…

    @ G: Thank you! 🙂

    @ Nam: Thank you! 🙂

  14. ani_aset

    December 21, 2009 at 8:25 am

    this was an awesome poem..i loved it :)..traces of ogden nash in that one 😉

  15. Eden Mabee

    March 6, 2012 at 1:22 am

    It was a delightful expression of how one sculpts the block down to size. Thanks for sharing!

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