Blank Pages

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic

Writer's block is living in my head, rent free

A high noon showdown in the desert, with these blank pages,

Hand on my revolver, heart palpitating, a high stress situation.

Bullet to the chest, the blood keeps flowing with no cessation,

Seen this movie a thousand times, already know the ending.


At my wits end I try to create, but keep coming up empty,

Straining for hours and nothing comes out, creative constipation.

Hours and hours keep on flying by, feeling the growing frustration,

Ran out of tricks, can’t pull this out my ass, maybe I’ve lost the magic touch.


Brain is all clogged up with bullshit, in serious need of a plunger,

The outlet for my pain isn’t working, I also need an electrician,

Or a mechanic to jump start me, maybe fix up my transmission,

Untapped potential I’m reaching out for it, but nothing is there.


In the prime of my life, so why do I feel like I’ve passed it,

Should be aging like fine wine, instead my hands are so shaky.

My memory is fading away, my bones are always so achy,

Popping pills daily to stay healthy, instead they make me sickly.


Need an eviction notice, writer’s block living in my head rent free,

Something I can’t allow, gotta pay bills if you’re gonna live here.

Lived a thousand different lives, maybe I was once Shakespeare,

Feel destined for a higher purpose, so why do I fight with blank pages?


Submitted: August 07, 2018

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tom mcmullen

Funny poem M...Wisdom!

Tue, August 7th, 2018 2:51am


Thank you!

Tue, August 7th, 2018 9:49am


Well start charging, writer's block will move out as fast as you can say, be Handsome, I couldn't resist, and I do love this poem, and don't worry, you do all right even if you write with your eyes closed, trust me.

Love and Hugs,

Tue, August 7th, 2018 3:05pm


Awe thank you, you're so sweet. I struggle with writer's block a lot and I try my best to write every single day to (hopefully) starve that off. Thanks for reading :)

Tue, August 7th, 2018 9:51am


We all get it....but at least it gives us something else to write about. One that I think everyone should read and will relate to, MW.

Tue, August 7th, 2018 6:19pm


This is true, writers block is a good topic to write about haha. I always seem to get struck by writer's block and it's incredibly frustrating but usually after a spell of it I tend to do my best writing. Thanks for reading!

Tue, August 7th, 2018 9:23pm


I seem to be on the same boat as you, MW. Excellent write!

Wed, August 8th, 2018 3:43pm


I'm always in that boat too and its not a fun time haha Thanks for reading!

Wed, August 8th, 2018 9:40am

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