The Writer's Rut

The Writer's Rut

A Poem by Melinda McQueen

The Writer’s Rut

 

The everyday domain

Is always the same.

Going through daily activities
Only to continue the same things.

 

Same, hour, different day,

Still have the same blank page

Begging to be dressed with words.

The writer’s rut at work.

 

So many ideas come to play,

But then hide the next day.

There are times when words pour,

And other times there are no more.

 

Why do words hide

When they so abide?--

Abide as feelings and emotions,

The writer’s rut as deep as the ocean.

 

A vessel of feelings dwell

In unspoken words, not to tell.

But oh, how expressive

The written word is!

When words finally let loose,

They topple over each other to be used.

I’m committed to being a receptive hub

Even during the writer’s rut.

 

Melinda McQueen Rodgers

May 20, 2021

© 2021 Melinda McQueen


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Sometimes hard to write.
"Why do words hide
When they so abide?--
Abide as feelings and emotions,
The writer’s rut as deep as the ocean."
I understand the above lines. I listen to music and I read to open up my mind. Thank you dear friend for sharing your amazing words and your thoughts.
Coyote


Posted 3 Months Ago


Melinda McQueen

3 Months Ago

Thanks for reading and leaving your thoughtful review.
Coyote Poetry

3 Months Ago

You are welcome dear Melinda.
Hello, Melinda! :)
I can relate to this. Ideas rarely come to me, and when they do, I'm usually preoccupied or distracted. So, when I'm lucky and can get an idea written down, I savor it.

Posted 4 Months Ago


Melinda McQueen

4 Months Ago

It's the writer's life. :) Thanks for your review.
There are times when trying to write is like trying to climb a wall that's too high. The words just won't come. Then comes the day and idea pops up and the words flow. It's those days I like better. ha

Posted 4 Months Ago


Melinda McQueen

4 Months Ago

Yes! don't we all? Thank you for reading!

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Melinda McQueen
Melinda McQueen

TX



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Hello, I'm Melinda from Texas. I am a published author. I'm in a chair with Cerebral Palsy and writing is my outlet. I have found deep pleasure in writing poetry. Writing helps me express my emotion.. more..

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