The Demon

The Demon

A Poem by Love Well Spent
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For all you aspiring writers who struggle with writer's block, here is a poem for you...

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Writer’s block, it’s the worst


It feels like I am under a curse


All I want is to write a stanza or two


But as of now, my mind hasn’t a clue


I bite my lip, so frustrated I could scream


This excruciating brain clog is getting too extreme


I’m a writer, and this I know for certain!


Even so, this false insecurity proceeds to worsen


It taunts me, saying, “You’ll always be worthless”


I close my eyes and think, no, I have a purpose


It laughs and sneers at me, causing my anger to rise


My confidence is restored and I refuse to listen to its lies


“True, you might have a hold of me now,” I taunt in return


“But I’ll overpower you, the wheels have already begun to churn


You see, I wrote this poem off the top of my head


And now, the words that were stuck have indeed begun to spread!


I cry out in triumph at this very poem that I have created


It might not be my best, but at least the demon's ego is deflated


So hah! Take that, you ugly, paralyzing self-doubt


I smile and say, “Go to hell, and please never come out!”

© 2013 Love Well Spent


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*Grins*

Like this a lot. To anyone self doubt is defiantly a demon. As for writers block, I can say I've subscribed to so agony at times. It made me think of how I then do stream of consciousness pieces in order to break out of the rut. Which if you did just pull this from your noggin on the fly to write, you did the same. Best cure I know of. Like the wording, the rhymes seem a bit forced sometimes, which skews the rhythm slightly also. I think as an overall this is a brilliant piece.

Somewhere in my Book of Shadows I have a few pieces like this to the demons I have faced and how to be rid of them.

Bravo,
Roman

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.




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Hah, this was so cool :) You're going to help a lot of people over come the dumb demons that constraint our creativity.

Posted 7 Years Ago


:D Thank you for sharing this. Wow! That was a ton of fun to read! Good job.

Posted 7 Years Ago


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I totally agree with Roman, this is so relatable among writers and certainly identifiable as a demon. I love the confidence that there are positive things to come at the end, and the smile that comes before the last line.
This reminds me a lot of Coleridge in his emphatic cry that inspiration strikes quickly and unexpectedly and vanishes at the most inconvenient of times.

Posted 7 Years Ago


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Wow! and again wow!!!! Love it!! I have to say this is excellent!! Self-doubt is a killer, that is very true. Love the last line, "go to hell, and please never come out!" Excellent read!!

Posted 7 Years Ago


Hats off to your self-doubt. It gave us a marvelous poem

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

I LOVE IT!!!!!
Damn Writers Block... i hate it too. Writing is so much apart of me that when I have it I become royally depressed and become a pain in the rear. This is a wonderful Write...

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

well spoken and I'm understanding you on the writer's block, just keep writing

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

I like this a lot, writers block sucks. I've had it once or twice.

Posted 7 Years Ago


*Grins*

Like this a lot. To anyone self doubt is defiantly a demon. As for writers block, I can say I've subscribed to so agony at times. It made me think of how I then do stream of consciousness pieces in order to break out of the rut. Which if you did just pull this from your noggin on the fly to write, you did the same. Best cure I know of. Like the wording, the rhymes seem a bit forced sometimes, which skews the rhythm slightly also. I think as an overall this is a brilliant piece.

Somewhere in my Book of Shadows I have a few pieces like this to the demons I have faced and how to be rid of them.

Bravo,
Roman

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

I have writers' block to, it sucks!!! poem is me right now great job!

Posted 7 Years Ago



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Love Well Spent
Love Well Spent

Asheville, NC



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Small town girl, endless dreamer, devoted friend, beloved daughter, and a baby sister of two. Just turned 22! My passion is writing and I love sharing it with the world. Thanks for checking .. more..

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