Wednesday, 24 July 2013

The Writer's Block

"There are times when one tries to write and cannot come up with anything worthwhile. It is popularly known as 'THE WRITER'S BLOCK'. Since past week or so I have been facing that same dreaded problem. So to counter it I decided to write one on this problem itself. Tried to put into words exactly the frustration I am going through. Hope that this finally cures my block."

Tick Tock! Tick Tock!
Watching the clock,
Fiddling with pen,
Facing the block.

Inking the pages,
Crumpling them all,
Tossing them over,
Like basket ball.

Train of the thoughts,
Ramming the wall,
The writer within,
You cannot recall.

Writing a line,
Scratching it clean,
Can’t put to words,
Sights you have seen.

Tick Tock! Tick Tock!
Flies away time,
Pacing the hall,
For a single line.

The pen is asleep,
But sleep you cannot,
Restless, breathless,
Connecting the dots.

Wandering, fearing,
Is it the end?
The pen seems broken,
Will it ever mend?


  1. Arch, this too will pass! How about writing a review of a book? :o)

  2. To write such great stuff while having the writer's block is pure genius. This is one of your best and one of my personal favourites. :) Keep going, n if this is d kind of stuff u come up with during a block, here let me wish you many more writer's blocks! Haha!

  3. I love it! I could feel the angst. Great job!

  4. This is not called a Block :)))

    Really. You have written such nice stuff. The topic as well as the composition is relevant and beautifully written.
    I loved this :))
    Hope you don't face it again and keep writing lovely poetry on subjects close to u.

  5. A brilliant poem, Arch, please keep going. It's fabulous! You've put into words how we all feel from time to time.