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Can't Write a Poem to Save My Life

by Kristine Briese


I know it is in there somewhere,
know that my five-month silence
is no indication of sterility.
My lips stretch into oblivion
in this attempt to speak.

04/14/2004

Author's Note: Heaven help me. Please.

Posted on 04/14/2004
Copyright © 2021 Kristine Briese

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Rula Shin on 04/14/04 at 09:45 PM

"My lips stretch into oblivion in this attempt to speak" - what a beautifully written line this is...I don't think you need much help beyond what you have done here to help yourself :-)

Posted by Mary Ellen Smith on 04/14/04 at 10:10 PM

Well I have always found that writing a poem about not being able to write is a good place to start....and that was a great description of writer's block!

Posted by Jeanne Marie Hoffman on 04/16/04 at 03:49 PM

Maybe your muse is just on extended holiday? Don't worry, she'll come back!

Posted by JD Clay on 04/19/04 at 03:00 AM

Use the force Luke, er Princess Leia, I mean Kristine. Well, the best advice I can offer is to fall in or out of love. And that doesn't necessarily have to be with a someone. Good luck until then. Pe4ce...

Posted by Jean Mollett on 04/19/04 at 05:29 AM

Hi Kristine, I like it. Looks like your on a good start. I can relate to writers block, been there. Done that. no thank you again. We all can surely understand. Don't be so hard on yourself, it will come back. maybe with the least little thing. Hugs, Jean. :)

Posted by Ashok Sharda on 05/09/04 at 03:52 AM

'it is in there somewhere', yes. somewhere here. In this piece. You said it.

Posted by Ginette T Belle on 05/14/04 at 02:00 AM

i know how you feel my dear...you've expressed yourself quite nicely here

Posted by Rachelle Howe on 07/26/04 at 12:05 AM

man. amen to that. that's exactly how i feel right now. *smooch!*

Posted by Charles E Minshall on 10/29/04 at 09:37 PM

I know the feeling well. Good one Kris...Charlie

Posted by Laura Doom on 05/31/07 at 12:19 AM

I tend to take notes - literally...

Posted by Max Bouillet on 01/21/08 at 01:03 AM

Interesting mesh of words... tying silence to sterility... poetic impotence. Wow, I never thought of it that way. Great thought.

Posted by Elizabeth Jill on 12/17/08 at 01:57 PM

You've saved my life this morning. This is heavenly. ~Jill

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