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Thursday, January 26, 2012

The Writer's Storm...

I wasn't going to write today. As some of you know, I have been in sort of a writing rut. Then before I went to bed last night I saw a tweet from Mama Kat about her weekly writer's workshop. I scrolled through the list of five prompts and one of them hit me right away.

The prompt was to write a poem inspired by a storm. Here is my take on that...

The Writer's Storm

I can feel the storm that is headed my way
Words that were once strung together so easily have
gone a stray

I reach out to grab and save them from the twisting cloud
I plead for them to come back out loud

I can see them swirling round and round
I just can't stop them and pull them back down

The harder I try to reach the faster they spin
I can feel the angst rising within

I need this storm to settle and let my words shine through to their best
Without them, I don't feel I can rest


Mama’s Losin’ It

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20 Comments:

At January 26, 2012 at 10:50 AM , Blogger Robbie K said...

Love this! Though I do hate writer's block.

 
At January 26, 2012 at 10:53 AM , Blogger Michelle said...

Nice! Sometimes the swirl of words and ideas is storm like, and when it is working right, it pours out like a flood.

 
At January 26, 2012 at 11:11 AM , Blogger Diane said...

I can relate to this one. If I can't think of anything to write in the morning, it throws my whole day off!

 
At January 26, 2012 at 12:27 PM , Blogger Gia said...

Nice! The poem itself cured the writers block in a way, no? Ironic...

 
At January 26, 2012 at 12:58 PM , Blogger Tiffany said...

Love it! I think that your poem might have opened the gates for your writer's block. that was well written my friend. xoxo

 
At January 26, 2012 at 1:37 PM , OpenID exitingloverslane said...

Ha! When I saw the writing prompts I wrote mine immediately. This was a good one I think! Good job!

 
At January 26, 2012 at 3:00 PM , Blogger Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell said...

I despise writer's block. It comes on unexpectedly and usually leaves unexpectedly too!

 
At January 26, 2012 at 3:01 PM , Anonymous Galit Breen said...

Love it! You so nailed writing and all of its ups and downs!

{And go you! Your pushed through the block!}

xo

 
At January 26, 2012 at 3:24 PM , Anonymous OneMommy said...

Love this - been having a bit of a bit of a blah time with the blog lately myself.

 
At January 26, 2012 at 3:57 PM , Blogger Grumpy Grateful Mom said...

I loved your poem! I've been going through some writer's block too lately. Usually I end up posting something that's rushed or I throw some photos together, not that I did that on Monday, ahem.

You're a great writer, so don't be too hard on yourself.

 
At January 26, 2012 at 5:05 PM , Blogger Mama Kat said...

I definitely go through these phases too! Or I'll go through a phase where I post things that I just don't really like. It's hard...I know I need to step away from the computer when I'm feeling like that, but I'm glad you didn't because I like this poem!

 
At January 26, 2012 at 7:27 PM , Blogger Jennifer said...

GREAT take on the prompt! I am in the same place as you. I look back through my older posts and think, "man, that was GREAT!" and then I wonder why I have sucked for the last 6 months or so. Seriously... I struggle to come up with stuff and so I wind up writing another anecdote about my kids. But even those used to be funnier than they are now.

 
At January 26, 2012 at 9:33 PM , Blogger Jennifer said...

Oh great job. Writing like this will bring those words back in no time.

 
At January 26, 2012 at 10:35 PM , Blogger Jax said...

Love this!! Beautifully written :) Isn't it funny how just when you give into writers block inspiration comes along. Happy Weekend!

 
At January 26, 2012 at 10:36 PM , Blogger Heather said...

You wrote a poem, with writer's block!

I love it.

Great way to push through!

 
At January 26, 2012 at 10:38 PM , Blogger Sara S said...

Great poem! Hope you get rid of this writer's block soon!

 
At January 26, 2012 at 10:38 PM , Blogger Mommy Inconsistent said...

Love the poem...When in doubt, head over to Mama Kat! Think I'll do the same. :)

 
At January 27, 2012 at 2:11 AM , Blogger marie said...

Beautiful. I am a horrible poet but can always appreciate those who have a way with words, and you do.

 
At January 27, 2012 at 8:03 AM , Blogger SUPAHMAMA! said...

What great imagery!

 
At January 29, 2012 at 10:48 PM , Blogger Tina @ Life Without Pink said...

Oh I go through phases too! Love this!

 

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