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I have a pen in my hands,
And a sheet to write upon.
I have a pen in my hands,
But nothing to write.

When my instrument works,
I can form mountains or springs.
When my instrument works,
I can make or change worlds.

When my paper is blank,
I can envision anything I want.
When my paper is blank,
It just stares back at me waiting.

So often I wish, and so often I do,
I want to write novels and poems.
I wish for my hand to work,
And I wish that the words would come.

When I only wish without the pen,
Only the page is there to mock me.
I can't expect a spontaneous sprout,
I have to water and nurture it.

The pen is my instrument,
But my thoughts don't follow it.
And when they do follow,
I'm left with an illegible mess.

Even as I type now I stumble,
From some form to free verse.
But don't get discouraged,
You'll find a way to overcome.

Let your mind wander and walk,
Stretch, swim, jog, read.
There you may be inspired,
The world holds countless seeds.

Think back to an old memory,
Or think about possible futures.
Meander around your house,
Or try a relaxing day in nature.

When an idea hits you,
And I know that something will,
Write everything with a pen,
Who cares about mistakes.

With an idea your thoughts will flow,
With a pen your words will build.
If it's a terrible draft, who cares,
You can always revise it later.

Even with this, I make errors,
But I'll type on this idea.
I pause, and I think,
But we can find a way to write.

You have a pen in your hands,
And a sheet to write upon.
You have a pen in your hands,
But something to write.
This is an improvised poem. Writer's block is something we all struggle with, and I hope this encourages you all to overcome writer's block. I think this will also help with art, because I have many of the same struggles between art and writing.
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FoxyBlu Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2016
The Poem is very lovely. I can very well relate to this when it comes to writing fics. ^^
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Taqresu650 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you for the comment and the fave. This mostly came from my struggles in trying to be an author.
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shadowsheep887 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I can relate :thumbsup:
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SoftheartedRoyal2337 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2016
Me too. Nice poem!!!
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Taqresu650 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks, and thanks for the fave. :) I don't know if it's my best poem, but it's one of the few poems I've ever made.
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