Thoughts During Writer’s Block, pt. 2

It would be easy
to give up,
and give in,
and put on one of those
dumb
fucking
suits.
Everyone else does it.
I could do it too.
Punch in.
Punch out.
No problem.
I just can’t help
but wonder what
would happen
to these words,
and to the words
that I could have written
if I never put on
this suit in the first place.
What if I have
a poem that will
change the way you
see the world?
What if I have
the next great
American novel
in my head,
just waiting to be
written?
What if?
What if?
What if I don’t
put down this pen?

46 responses to “Thoughts During Writer’s Block, pt. 2”

    1. thanks for the nomination

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  1. Don’t Do The Suit!!!!

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  2. Don’t put down the fucking pen!

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  3. Reblogged this on raynotbradbury and commented:
    And then he said: “…the next great American novel is on the way! Do not miss it!”
    By the way, the poetry of this blogger is hilarious 🙂 check out the page 🙂

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  4. Keep the pen fuck the suit.

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  5. If giving up was easy you would have done it long ago. Giving up is hard.

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    1. youre right. i might not ever be able to actually quit this

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  6. Coulda,shoulda, woulda…stay tuned and find out…I vote for the pen

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    1. you’ll have to wait and see

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  7. Keep writing if you can. No regrets. Suits suck.

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    1. that’s how im feeling today … i always feel like im choking in a tie

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      1. Haha. If you have food and a roof… Do what you love.

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        1. well i do for now .. just dont know how long i can keep it up .. we’ll see

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  8. Keep the pen

    Dump the suit

    Poetry in the nude!

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    1. hahah bet i could get inspired that way … good advice

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  9. Looks like writers block went away.

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    1. im trying to work thru it

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  10. Great piece. I can tell from personal experience that the punch in and out does kill your creativity pretty efficiently.

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    1. ive done it a little bit. didn’t like it. … and thank you

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  12. I figure your novel ought to be finished around the time I retire from teaching- May, 2021 or thereabouts. You may even beat George R.R. Martin, still hard at work on his “Winds of Winter”.

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    1. at this rate that seems about right haha

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  13. 👍👏👏 hope that block is gone.

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  14. When I read this I couldnt help but think of T S Eliot who went every day to work in the bank the wrote in his spare time. I dont know how he did and eventually he had a breakdown. The wasteland took 10 years to write and even longer to publish. I totally understand where you are coming from.. keep writing. As much as I think it would look good on you I dont think the suit suits.

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    1. thank you for reading. im kind of doing the same thing with my novel. working full time and then coming home to finish it. drives me crazy but i write it anyways.

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      1. just keep at it.. you will get there. It takes such persistence to keep going even when you feel like tearing your hair out. write anyway 🙂

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  15. I didn’t put on a suit, but I did choose a steady income over writing. Depending on how much money and being able to pay bills means to you, I don’t think it’s always worth it.

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    1. fair. smart. but i kind of want to risk it

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  17. i can see where you are going—this poem expresses itself well! (Sorry–was an English tutor in a “prior life”!)

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    1. thank you very much

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