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by Mark M Lichterman
Sunday, June 10, 2012
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Not Coming


Want to write

but the words…

the words are not coming.

I sense an urge to write something

To say something

yet feel no longing

for that which I may not have

nor sense an urge to praise that which I do have.

As I’m now what

most reading this

would consider as old.

Possibly my age,

possibly my age may vanish the thoughts

of words from my mind

or of the sensations that,

when younger,

would please or plague my heart

as I now have the love I desire

as I know I am loved

as she knows she is loved

as sex is no longer an issue

as fear of the lack of finances

are no longer uppermost

within the thoughts

that on past nights would cause me to lie awake.

Health, other than what comes with advancing age,

at least for now,

not an issue.

Love where I live,

desirous of being in no other place.

So what is on my mind?

So what so bothers me at this time?


Want to write

but words…

the words are not coming.




©June 10, 2012 / Mark M Lichterman

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Reviewed by Ronald Hull
Good old writer's block has nothing to do with age. But you have described the condition well, therefore fulfilling the requirement of writing a poem, for now.

Reviewed by Diana Legun (Reader)
I don't know, I think you have defined a place in life extraordinarily well with this writing. ~~ Diana
Reviewed by Annabel Sheila
And just look at how they flowed when you thought they wouldn't...giggle...sometimes, my friend, it's REALLY difficult to find inspiration! We're all in the same boat....

Your pal,
Reviewed by Laura Fall
That happens to me to as I draw a blank and cannot think of anything to write ,However you wrote this poem and very well indeed my friend Laura
Reviewed by Felix Perry
Yea when we get those dry spells and really want to write something or feel we should write something but just can't put our finger on it...wouldn't it be nice if we could fire the muse and hire another.
Reviewed by Patrick Granfors
Call 911. Tell them there is a martian in your backyard that is disintegrating the trees with a phaser. That will start the ball rolling for you. Patrick
Reviewed by Budd Nelson
It seems to me that they came quite well and you expressed them expertly.
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