a tale of tails, tenacity, and tedium, as told by me, usually barefoot and bellowing

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Lost Words

this week i lost my words
they just slipped away
when I wasn't watching
i only noticed when they
didn't come out to play

this week i lost my words
are they hiding away
from the end of summer
or are they afraid
to speak and feel betrayed

this week i lost my words

Poets United:  Midweek Motif


19 comments:

X said...

You know, I don't believe in writers block. To me writing is a discipline, a muscle you have to exercise even when the words are not coming. Life does take precedence at times though, cause that is where the magic comes from. Find those words.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

And here they are - popped up again! Yay!

Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

It seems you found them - feeling somewhat delicate, perhaps, but functioning well.

Old Egg said...

I take my dictionary to bed with me so they don't slip away unnoticed.

Jacquelineand.... said...

Looks like they were just inviting you out to play. =)

Lowcarb team member said...

...good poem again Gail.
I'm glad you found those words!

All the best Jan

Sumana Roy said...

they did come out to play rhythmically :)

Sandra said...

so glad you found them to write this. and i do believe in writers block and also humor block. i have lost my humor on my blog, i can't find it. i think writing and creating requires inspiration and sometimes LIFE kills that inspiration for a short while. thanks for making me THINK

Jae Rose said...

I think perhaps they are still here - perhaps they sang a little differently but still wonderfully!

Linda Kay said...

Gail, your poem is exactly how I felt when my editor told me to rewrite the first few chapters of my book, based on some suggestions.
Where are the words?

Karen S. said...

I'm happy you found these, because it completely covers what happens to me too!

Mary said...

Ah, there are oftentimes I lose my words too. I don't know where they go, but am pleased when they return. I see yours have returned as well....from the looks of this poem. Smiles.

Gail said...

Thank you, Mary, Karen s, Linda Kay, Jae Rose, Old Egg, Rosemary, Jan and Sumana for visiting and for your kind comments.

McGuffy Ann Morris said...

I can identify with this one. I am having trouble finding any words to share.

Sanaa Rizvi said...

I know exactly how you feel.. perhaps a change of scenery might help us get inspired :) Beautifully executed :D

Lots of love,
Sanaa

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

What a fun poem! Sometimes we have days like that :)

georgeplaceblog said...

We all feel that way at times. When I begin to feel stale and the words don't come I back off a little and reflect. Sometimes, I just need a little distance and then it returns(so far).

G L Meisner said...

Writer's block can be a source of inspiration. I like this.

Lynne said...

I think you found some . . .

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