The Writer’s Nightmare

Weekly Writing Challenge: Poetry

 The Writer’s Nightmare

No inspiration,
There is none,
I sit here, void, and
Twiddle thumbs.
It’s writer’s block that
Bogs me down.
The channel closed;
My smile a frown.
I patiently await a sign,
A notion that
Might just be mine,
That from the Ether
Will descend
And soon to Earth
Through me be penned.
But somehow it
Has missed
Its mark,
The channel
Unaligned; no
A shift in
Wave length
Must be wrought
Before the
Words flow
Into thought.
So ’til that time I
Wait and
Wait and wait and
Wait and wait and wait,
Til once again Muse
Can be free
With words and thus
Inspire me.


Thanks for visiting,


©Dorothy Chiotti, Aimwell CreativeWorks 2014

9 thoughts on “The Writer’s Nightmare

  1. This is scary. But for me, the worst fear is not having nothing to say, but having nothing worth saying. It’s a great poem. It’s a beautiful thing to be able to write from dark places like fear.

    1. I see what you’re saying. I really try not to look at writer’s block as a negative place but an opportunity to rest and rejuvenate the creative muscle. Still, when you’re in the middle of it, it can be a dark and daunting place. The Muse was poking fun at it a little with this poem. At least I hope that’s how it comes across. … In what ever way the words spoke to you I appreciate that you took the time to read them. … Be well, Dorothy 🙂

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