SOS- Writer’s block

 

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     The Writer’s block


 

Hours on my desk staring

The blank screen never looked so white

Fumbling fingers on the keyboard

I just don’t know what to write.

 

The cursor keeps blinking

As if mocking at me.Thinking’s clouded,drained of inspiration

Words aren’t flowing, not a single thought

Hovering over an abyss, Is it the end of invention.

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Three whole days, the symptoms keep repeating

Heart races, imagination ceases, just can’t create or evaluate.

Letters aimlessly floating,refuse to juxtapose for  Le mot juste

Every idea seems so obvious, my own past works I can’t duplicate.

 

Words aren’t here, my mind draws a blank

Stood upside down and sipped cups of tea

To let creative juices flow, but I have seemed to hit the wall

After a hundred posts, what is happening to me!!!

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Abandoned by the muses,countenance whiter than the screen

SOS!Agony and despair looming large.  Experts diagnose please.

I know I am a food blogger, not a writer

but I need a few words, even to post a recipe.

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To investigate the murder of my creativity,

I hired two sleuths.Detective Google and Dr.Wiki

Who in a baritone pronounced “Elementary my dear skd’

Analysis Paralysis‘it has to be.

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Critical of your own work’ both said to me.

Part relief! Part shock!

The clogging of synaptic junctions were the doing of

The dreaded ‘Writer’s block’ !!!

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My friends,readers and my supportive community

Maybe I can’t write like Keats or Shelley,

But trying to crawl out of this black hole, on the road to recovery

Till then for old times sake,please don’t forsake me.

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This dreaded Writer’s block

It had to happen to me.


Written by : skd

image courtesy:Google

I am taking my poem this time to my friends partying at Angie’s place The Novice gardener

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58 Comments Add yours

  1. Dana Fashina says:

    Poor baby, we all have these moments.
    Life of a blogger.
    Just start ranting. That’s pretty much 99% of my posts 😊

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    1. skd says:

      That’s quite unnerving dear 😦

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      1. Dana Fashina says:

        Tell me about it. I don’t know why I get all the traffic i do…

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      2. skd says:

        Documenting great food and your awesome personal style; )

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  2. well here is a little encouraging – i was feeling the same – but i INSISTED my muse wake up – I gave her a poke lol – one image of desert air – no idea why or where i was going – tugged at an old memory a bit – pretended i was someone else -and voila! poem! we all get these days (or weeks) – the thing is not to dwell on the block – jump it – it doesnt matter where you land. If all else fails try some of my prompts

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    1. skd says:

      Super ideas wow! Thank you. Needed them badly.

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  3. srividhya says:

    Some days are like this.. Loved all ur pics.. especially the wall to bang. I do that a lot

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    1. skd says:

      I have been doing that for the past couple of days 😀

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    2. skd says:

      Thank you for the motivation

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  4. Oh no! I had writer’s block earlier this week too! it’s so so frustrating! I had to bang my head a bit and actually watch some sad movies to get myself out of it!
    I hope it gets unblocked soon!

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    1. skd says:

      It really is frustrating. I just couldn’t think of a single word to write. Exasperation 😓

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  5. Nancy says:

    Until the words find their way from your brain to the keyboard…cook! That way all of your delicious recipes and beautiful photos will be ready to publish. 🙂

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    1. skd says:

      Thats an awesome idea Nancy ☺Thank you for being there 😍

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      1. Nancy says:

        My pleasure. ❤ Hang in there…this too shall pass!

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  6. No worries!! Thats a part and parcel of the blogging journey! Whenever an ideas strikes i keep a note of it in my phone as a list and look them up when i am faced with the Block! But at times I am simply stuck and not able to write even after checking out The List 🙂

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    1. skd says:

      I think I will have to start doing that. Sometimes it is like a shower of ideas and you are raring to go. And times like these you are stuck in a void. Hope to get over it soon. Thanks for the encouragement ☺

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  7. Ginger says:

    Sometimes you just have to take a break and eat some junk food. That’ll get you back into the swing of things 😉

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    1. skd says:

      My mom says just that ☺You are right here. I had doubled my exercise time this week and was on a detox diet. So this , I have to try.

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  8. Loretta says:

    Oh dearie me, I hope you get out of that slump pronto SKD. We couldn’t NOT have you visiting and attending the parties on Fridays now would we? The weather perhaps? It’s enough to get everyone down in the dumps.

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you Loretta. I really want to. 😓 I need all the support from friends like you.

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  9. Ish says:

    I am going through the exact same phase… “Writer’s block” or is it nature’s way of saying do something else 🙂

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    1. skd says:

      I thought so too Ish ☺

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  10. Mr Fitz says:

    Make your easiest comfort food.. Even if it’s toasted bread!

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    1. skd says:

      Yes that’s a comforting idea. Thank you so much. I will definitely try it.

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  11. raibaker says:

    you’re not alone! I totally relate – yesterday it felt that I took a looooooong time to write not very much at all – even when the words came, they did not translate as I repeatedly hit the wrong keys… my solution – feed that inner muse – all it’s favourite simple comfort food 🙂 might be why I am not the skinniest of souls but hey! Peace to you and try to give yourself a break, no one can be as amazingly awesome as you appear everyday 😉 xxx

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    1. skd says:

      I was getting really worried. But thank you so much. It is so reassuring to have your support. It means a lot to me ☺

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  12. I can definitely relate to this skd! I hope it clears soon! sometimes just writing anything at all can help clear up the head and get you going again, so hopefully writing this has pushed you in the right direction. Try not to stress too much about it, the words will come eventually, they always do!

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    1. skd says:

      I hope so too Michelle ☺The more I want to get back the more it is getting stressful. I will take your word on this and take it easy. Thank you for standing by me ☺

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  13. Funny! You’ll get your groove back. Just keep writing.

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    1. skd says:

      I hope I do soon. I have the recipes and the pictures ready but unable to post. Thank you for the motivation ☺

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  14. Ha! You are very talented. So happy that you didn’t skip us this week.

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you dear Julie ☺ Need every bit of inspiration. Didn’t want to stay away from all of you . So just jumped in 😊

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      1. Perfect! I didn’t cook this week either. 🙂

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  15. Aquileana says:

    I guess you got over the writer block as you wrote these lines, my friend. ⭐
    All the best to you and happy sunday. Aquileana 😀

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  16. skd says:

    I feel much better now. A couple of visits and time spent on your brilliant blog should inspire me. I was actually re reading your post on Athena 🙂 Thank you for your good wishes. I

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  17. chefjulianna says:

    But bravo!! YOu don’t have writer’s block at all, because you have written an amazing poem!! 😀 I so appreciate this post!! 🙂

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    1. skd says:

      Wow!! Thanks Chef. That’s music to my ears. It’s so reassuring to hear. Thank you thank you 🙂

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  18. Lili says:

    Interesting post and a cool change! Hope to see more recipes too, whenever you’re ready…. or more poetry! 🙂

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    1. skd says:

      Thanks Lili ☺ All the support from friends and community has given me some inspiration. Hope to join you all soon

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  19. mrsgillies says:

    Been there! Still there actually…

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    1. skd says:

      Actually I was thinking I will write a post and imagine it is invisible. And nobody except me is going to read it. Maybe it will work. All the best to you and me. Hopefully we will get out of this soon ☺

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  20. elamb says:

    Your poem is beautifully crafted, just like all your recipes!

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    1. skd says:

      That’s o very kind of you. thank you for the encouragement 🙂

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  21. LFFL says:

    Don’t think so hard. It’ll come in time. 🙂

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you dear. Now it should that I have you motivating me 👍💕

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  22. Archana Kapoor says:

    It’s a package deal I guess 😉

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    1. skd says:

      I guess so. It happens to everyone at some point in time ☺

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  23. Aw my talented darling, don’t think, except of food!!! Then just write the food xxxxx

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you for the nice tip Sheh!! ☺

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  24. Darling, I can’t let you NOT write blogs!! Just get anything down and sort if after xxxxxx

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you dear! ! It was a while ago that I had written this because at that time I couldn’t get myself to write a simple food post. I know writer’s block is too big a thing and doesn’t happen to bloggers and that too food bloggers lol. I was just taking a humorous take on my predicament 😉

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