Writer’s Block

ellie-thompson-e1673097060719My Featured Blogger this week is Ellie Thompson. Ellie shares her home in England with a cat named Peanut and a “sometimes demented electric wheelchair” named Brian. Her “poetry, musings, and memoirs–true tales of my life” are nothing if not relatable. This is probably because somewhere along the line she switched her focus from opinions and abstractions to something she cared more about, everyday life. A life that is eminently and delightfully relatable!

Essentially Ellie

I’ve been sitting here all day, staring at the clock
I’m trying to write a poem, but I’ve got writer’s block
I’ve got several partly written, but none of them seem right
As I’m looking at this naked page where everything is white

I’m getting so frustrated; oh, come on, get on with it
I’m stuck on what to write, and time’s getting on a bit
Get your brain in gear, dear; don’t sit there in a huff
I know you’re getting bored, and you’ve really had enough

I could try again tomorrow, but I want to write today
There’s a lot on my mind, and so much I want to say
I’m refusing to give in and will not give up the fight
If I have to sit here crying all the way through the night

It’s coming up to dinner time; I’ve not got anywhere
I think I’ve…

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Writer, Filmmaker, Humorist, Thinker-about-stuffer
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8 Responses to Writer’s Block

  1. Mike U. says:

    Great choice on this installment of Featured Blogger of the Week, Mitch. Ellie is an amazing writer and well deserving of this honor. 🙂

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  2. I don’t have writers blog, but sometimes I am just not in the mood and I figure that’s alright, writing is not a daily must or a chore (at least for me.)

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  3. Audience of One says:

    Great stuff, Mitch – enjoyed Ellie’s poem a lot!

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  4. revruss1220 says:

    Now that’s what I call making a silk purse out of a sow’s ear! Writing about not being able to write. She is an encouragement to all of us aspiring scribes. Thanks for introducing us to Ellie.

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  5. Lisa Bernard says:

    So real – thank you. The hollowness of abstractions these days makes me lean in to practical matters and real actions and behaviors with renewed appreciation. Your candor and humility make for such relatable reads. Brava, lady!

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