|Reviewed by Darkest Angel (Reader)
|This is so true about writing and many things in life--a nicely written poem, Mary. You have very good control over the words--not too much and not too little--just right. Good stuff.|
|Reviewed by Douglas Bentley
|I believe if all writers were truthful with themselves --- They have all been there!!! In time, something will come.
|Reviewed by John Domino
|Writing can be fun.
You just have to let it flow.
Take out the pen when you feel up.
Write about sad times too.
Just follow your mood and don't push too hard.
It is just like sailing a boat.
Go with the wind as it is your friend.
John Michael Domino
|Reviewed by Michael Guy
|I'm glad I read this today. I feel almost the same way lately but of my music. As for the writing you can see how little I post here, so I've almost given up. But I'm only happy when I'm actually DOING the music. As soon as I stop and my all my material problems crowd in (broken toilets, heating system and no $ or job to fix them) well then I'm just like you here. Angry, hurt and I FEEL TRAPPED! I need a good paying job!! THANKS for being one of only a tiny few who read or listen to my stuff!
|Reviewed by La Belle Rouge Poetess Of The Heart
|Oh no, your muse is alive and well and the poem proves it! Writing should never be a chore, don't force it wait for the muse to inspire.|
|Reviewed by Sheri Uy
|Dear Mary, sometimes a writer needs inspiration or be in some state of emotion to be able to write from the heart. I know you know that because you wrote a simple yet beautiful poem out of it. Thank you for stopping by my den and leaving nice comments. Peace and love in Christ.
|Reviewed by Richard King
|Mary, It's a road we've all traveled, but seeing more recently written works from you, I can tell that it's one you have mastered. Well said. Thanks for sharing. Dick|
|Reviewed by Regis Auffray
|I guess that is why I only write when something is given to me; often during the night. Call me lazy. Nontheless, I can still relate to what you express here, Mary. Love and best wishes,
|Reviewed by steve Chering
|I loved it right through. I read it again and i'm reading again..right now,lol
Blumming cool writer you.
|Reviewed by Swan Son
|That's an interesting question -- When did it become a chore?
It happens to everyone ... some call it writer's block .... when we forget that writing is work .... something that comes really easy is usually not even worth the ink on the paper. Have faith ... you even write well when you're writing about how difficult it can be. Susan
|Reviewed by Dallas D'Angelo-Gary
|I've had days like that ... sometimes weeks. Hang in there, it will get better.|
|Reviewed by Ronald Hull
|When you said to yourself, "I must write a poem." Without inspiration, no poem comes forth, so we write a poem about our plight or writer's cramp. A good one, too.
Yesterday, I thought about writing about The Golden Bough. Thursday, I had flu and shingles shots and a rushed, stressful day at work on Friday. I speak my poems to the screen. I kept waking up with only a line spoken, staring at the screen with a headache. Finally, I quit after three hours and finished the poem today by typing.
Must have been a boring poem to make me so sleepy...
|Reviewed by Felix Perry
|Perhaps when it feels this way it is a time for a break, a change of gnere or even a whole new art form...either way it will return when it is ready.
|Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner
|Boy, I've been where you are before, Mary. Seems at times the words just aren't there ... step back, take a breath, take a break if you need to. The words will come. An author's frustration, very well penned.
(((HUGS))) and love, Karla. :(
|Reviewed by Paul Berube
|We never know when the words will come. Just let it be.|
|Reviewed by Elizabeth Hobbs
Your muse has only gone on a temporary walkabout. Like a boomerang, it will come back. Cheers, Liz
|Reviewed by Joyce Bell
|YOUR HONEST FEELINGS OF FRUSTRATION ARE CLEAR AND WRITTEN WITH STRONG, EXPOSING PHRASES THAT SUBSTANTIATES WHAT IS A FACT; EVEN WHEN A POET THINKS THEY AREN'T WRITING...THEY ARE. THANKS FOR SHARING AND GOD BLESS. JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS|
|Reviewed by Cindy Tuttle
|Hang in there Mary. It will be fun again. Just let your imagination go.
|Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
|Maybe you're being too hard on yourself. Look to the Lord for inspiration; that's what I do. I look to Him, and it is He who gives me (most) of the words. Worth a try; I'll say a prayer for you, that your writer's block is removed! Hope to see you writing again soon; for this being something thrown together (and having writer's block to boot), this is very good! Well done; brava!
(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :(
|Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader)
|It became a chore when you pressed yourself to put out a poem or two or three a day, Mary. It happens. You body (Muse) shut down. Never fear, she'll be back wearing her party dress and ready to boogie.|