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by Jill Eisnaugle
Sunday, August 12, 2007
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A poem about a bad night of writing.




I sit at the table and stare into space
Alone with the thoughts I can’t put into place
Beside me, a pencil and a loose-leaf sheet
Yet, hours have passed; my idea incomplete
A thousand words have swirled freely in my head
And at this late moment, I should be in bed
But, here I will stay ‘til the last line is penned
For reasons I may not ever comprehend.


I look at the clock, now a quarter past one
Then, gaze at my document, still far from done
“Should I start this over?” I ask myself why
As the wind tries to sing me a lullaby
The words I have chosen, though straight from my heart
Seem to have no meaning; their flow falls apart
So, in a split second, they are trash can bound
Another case in the dilemma I’ve found.


I rest my head briefly; then, take a clean page
The words in my brain, still spinning in a rage
My heart is entangled in a bout of will
Since this sheet of paper, I so long to fill
Soon, the daylight breaks and I have yet to sleep
I concede this challenge as one I can’t keep
I turn off the light, fluff my pillow and doze
The paper bereft of the lines I compose.


© 2007 – Jill Eisnaugle’s Poetry Collection


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Reviewed by Michelle Kidwell Power In The Pen 8/16/2007
This one I can relate to thank you for sharing this
God Bless
Reviewed by twinklewrites at her desk (Reader) 8/15/2007
Jill, this was fabulous, thanks for writing about the many times we as writers have had many thoughts to unscrable...loved the flow of all you work Jill, shows the talent of a very well read poet...hugs, Peggy
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan 8/13/2007
A beautiful write-such a deep line.."The paper bereft of the lines I compose."
Reviewed by Rose Rideout 8/13/2007
Oh yes Jill we have all for sure been through the writers block, but the more we try the harder it comes, so we take a break and guess what , there it is as plain as day, so we set our pen to paper and watch what flows from it. Amazing. I love your writes Jill. Thank you for sharing.
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 8/13/2007
Writer's block happens to the best, but I don't see how it could happen in your case: you never cease to amaze and inspire with perfect rhyming lines. Well done, Jill.

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by Felix Perry 8/12/2007
Without the absence of words at times, we would not truly appreciate the words given to us by our muses that go together so well...

Reviewed by Ronald Hull 8/12/2007
I can't believe it happened to you because you always write with ease. Like you always say, it is a fictional situation that you ae writing so easily about. ;-)

Reviewed by E T Waldron 8/12/2007
Sometimes we just have to let go and wait...Excellent poem!

Reviewed by Lew Duffey 8/12/2007
It can drive you crazy, no?
But you penned a great descriptive poem.
God Bless,
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