Meaningless

Meaningless

A Poem by LapseOfMind
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A poem about me trying to write a short story but unable to.

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ashamed at times
my counterfeit claims
broken pencils lay faceless
empty paper their graves
unspoken alphabets
dusty, decayed
a trigger finger itch
fires only blanks
crumpled paper mountains
fresh sheets untamed
a graphite grifter
unknown, unnamed

© 2014 LapseOfMind


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You really got me wondering just how much time and energy you put into each poem. I wonder whether you're a perfectionist who obsesses over every single word or whether this is all comes naturally through raw emotion while coming out effortlessly. I'd imagine it's a combination of both to some degree. Either way, I cannot believe that one can write the poems I've been reading without going through deep and dark pain that I didn't think could be depicted so intensely while making it appear effortlessly in the process. This piece in particular brought back memories that I am sure the majority of writers on here can relate to, sometimes on a frequent basis. Some get derailed or dejected, but you turned that energy into this remarkable piece and I am just blown away. Your style is ingenious, and I hope you realize the talent that you possess. I look forward to reading more of your writings, and how you combat writer's block over the years as I catch up in reading your pieces. Great stuff!!

Posted 4 Years Ago


LapseOfMind

4 Years Ago

Honestly, I usually don't spend more than 30 minutes on a particular piece. I usually sit outside an.. read more
Lost, n'MT

4 Years Ago

That is amazing to hear (both the duration and only having one darft), but I suppose it makes sense .. read more
Writers block at its best. It really knows how to get you when you least expect it. Damn beast. I really liked this poem. It felt kind of floaty to me, like a shiftless dream that doesn't seem to have a beginning or an end. Its really good and original. I love it.

Posted 5 Years Ago


LapseOfMind

5 Years Ago

I'm happy that you enjoyed it. It felt great to write it as it helped me combat writers block
I liked the way you described the hunger to write and you can't. I learn years ago. Can't force out words. Need to find them. The strong description was real and true. Thank you for sharing the excellent poetry.
Coyote

Posted 5 Years Ago


LapseOfMind

5 Years Ago

It crazy how sometimes you want write so badly but make it worse by trying to force it. Thank you fo.. read more
Coyote Poetry

5 Years Ago

You are welcome.
despair, brokenness, sadness. these are the feelings I got when reading this. want to reach out and hug the poet! emotionally driven piece. loved it

Posted 7 Years Ago


LapseOfMind

7 Years Ago

I accept all hugs happily :)
Well written account of being a writer. There are often no road signs to guide our way. Everything is empty until we create through a lot of work. Great poem.

Posted 7 Years Ago


LapseOfMind

7 Years Ago

Thank you much, being a writer is tough. Luckily, recently I've discovered the main cause of my bloc.. read more
This is delightfully playful. A resplendent quantification of the space that lay beneath the hesitant pen.

Posted 7 Years Ago


LapseOfMind

7 Years Ago

lol yeah, I wrote that as I sat, frustrated in my frozen truck, outside my work while waiting for th.. read more

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Added on January 5, 2014
Last Updated on January 5, 2014
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LapseOfMind
LapseOfMind

Seattle, WA



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