Writer’s Block

I was inspired to post today’s poem by Robert Lee Brewer’s daily prompt at http://www.writersdigest.com/whats-new/2015-april-pad-challenge-day-9 . This is a sonnet I wrote years ago in which the first seven lines and the second seven lines mirror each other. I needed to alter some of the lines in the second set for the poem to make sense, but according to local poet Jane Elkington Wohl, who taught this type of sonnet to my writers’ group, this is normal.

 

WRITER’S BLOCK

 

The weather is cold and cloudy and bleak

and I don’t know what to write except that

I’m suffering from writer’s block and that’s

a royal pain in the butt, don’t you know?

The pressure is on. I must finish this

so I can move on to some other things.

So what shall I write? So what shall I write?

So what shall I write? So what shall I write

so I can move on to some other things?

The pressure is on. I must finish this.

I’m suffering from writer’s block and that’s

a royal pain in the butt, don’t you know?

And I don’t know what to write except that

the weather is cold and cloudy and bleak.

 

Abbie Johnson Taylor, Author

 

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Author: abbiejohnsontaylor

I'm the author of two novels,, two poetry collections, and a memoir with another novel on the way. My work has appeared in various journals and anthologies. I'm visually impaired and live in Sheridan, Wyoming, where for six years, I cared for my totally blind late husband who was paralyzed by two strokes. Please visit my website at http://www.abbiejohnsontaylor.com.

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