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Prompt #45, It’s Post Your Poems Day!

March 16, 2011

Against the grain!

You can’t make me! I don’t wanna write a poem! Well maybe your resistance to writing a poem was not so emphatic, not this week anyway. Or maybe it was. Certainly it happens to most of us in some manner some of the time. How do you address this issue for yourself? Answer directly or within the landscape of a poem as you wish.

Some say there’s such a thing as writer’s block. Some say not: pen to hand, then write, they say. Yet face to face with an empty page (or empty mind?) what will you do? Such was the challenge this week for us. Eagerly we await your answers now. (Yes, even we wouldn’t mind some sage experience to direct our work!) The moment has arrived.

Don’t have a poem yet? Perhaps read a few done by others here, be inspired. There’s still plenty of time to discover a poem for yourself!

Leave the links to your poems in the comments of this post, then go visit your fellow writers’ sites and read their work. Remember to leave only positive comments in the spirit of sharing and not critiquing. We look forward to reading your poems!


Please remember to include a link with your blog poem post that links right back to here, this “Post Your Poems Day”, so that others reading your poem can also share in this community poem experience – maybe even someone new to We Write Poems!

If you are new to WWP, please be welcome to look around and read. The full prompt description you can find under “Recent Posts” on the top right of our page.

  1. March 16, 2011 12:54 am

    Thanks very much for your help in inspiring my Writing Humor Isn’t Funny. three-verse limerick.

  2. March 16, 2011 5:39 am

    I tried to go against the grain…and It Will Not Stop


  3. March 16, 2011 6:27 am

    My poem flowed when I closed my eyes…

    an ordinary moment

  4. March 16, 2011 7:20 am

    I found this very timely, and needed a bit of help from a fixed structure, so a haiku…

  5. March 16, 2011 7:59 am

    Man, I stayed up so late to try and catch the post before bed… oh well.

    Demolition, March 2011

  6. Irene permalink*
    March 16, 2011 8:19 am

    Yea, it’s been a long day.

    dead ender poem

  7. March 16, 2011 9:26 am

    This form goes against my grain, but I tried it again.

  8. March 16, 2011 9:51 am

    A better phrase than ‘writer’s block’ is ‘creative block’, because anyone can sit down and scrawl/peck some prattle on a page, but that’s the act of forming words — writing to a writer denotes something of creative merit.

    I have been struggling the past couple months with creative block, though I am beginning to rise out of it. For me, my diabetes and depression really impact my creative output, and both have been a bit out of control. So I am now going to use the phrase ‘creative block’.

    Here I’m reprising a poem I wrote four years ago about it:

    • March 18, 2011 12:25 am

      I agree with your phrasing here Rob. Yet I have a certain trust in the value of simple movement too. For its’ own sake. I trust in expression, that it has inherent merit. But then I don’t burden my thoughts with much concern for art! (only a slight allowance for my ego!) 🙂
      Good poem by any measure though Rob. Right as rain.

      • Irene permalink*
        March 18, 2011 8:00 pm

        “A slight allowance for my ego” funny

  9. March 16, 2011 9:54 am

    Here is something I wrote this week: Young Flower

    • Irene permalink*
      March 17, 2011 5:47 pm

      I’m glad you got your muse back, Rob. Go go go!

  10. redchair permalink
    March 16, 2011 9:57 am

    Prayer for Japan: 祈り

  11. March 16, 2011 12:00 pm

    Some struggles big, some small. Same same what we get.

    Writer’s meditation

  12. March 16, 2011 1:37 pm

    so depressing,

  13. March 16, 2011 1:59 pm

    Here’s one of mine from way back – the syndrome repeats itself at irregular intervals.

  14. March 16, 2011 4:19 pm

    An interesting prompt, guys.
    How I Write

  15. March 17, 2011 2:03 am

    oops again: gone, like my typing skills!

  16. March 17, 2011 2:04 am

    And that arrived in the wrong place, too!

  17. March 17, 2011 8:29 pm

    This was my “3-in-1” poem for Writer’s Isle, Sun. Scribs, and, of course, here. A woman who really went against the grain – and the status quo. My personal hero.


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