On The Edge

On The Edge

A Poem by Norma M Sutton

I'm on the edge of writing
On the edge of sleep
Images exciting
Call me from the deep

I'm on the edge of writing
Struggling against the rock
Ever onward fighting
As life's time tick tocks

I'm on the edge of writing
Wondering why I stop
Lines I am reciting
As to music I bebop

I'm on the edge of writing
Thought flowing across white keys
Yet nothing is exciting
As with blinded eyes I see

I'm on the edge of writing
As everyone can see
This writer's block I'm fighting
Is kidding only me

© 2013 Norma M Sutton

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A very familiar and personal topic.writer's block to me is like rolling a rock uphill
The further I go up the heavier it becomes.However your description of it is one the best I have read in the café.thank you

Posted 3 Years Ago

Norma M Sutton

3 Years Ago

Thank you :)
Many ways to defeat writer's block. I use the song of Leonard Cohen and P. J Harvey. Help me find the good words again. I understand the poem. Hard to want to write and can't find the words to come to life for us. Always a pleasure to read your work dear friend.

Posted 5 Years Ago

Norma M Sutton

5 Years Ago

Thank you :)
Coyote Poetry

5 Years Ago

You are welcome.
It's the edge of sleep that does it for me. Sometimes, I wake several times and scribble a hasty line on the notepad I keep pretty much constantly by my side.

It doesn't always make sense in the morning, but it never stops me.


Posted 6 Years Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

I like this one very much, instantly relatable and well written.

Posted 7 Years Ago

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Added on November 3, 2013
Last Updated on November 3, 2013


Norma M Sutton
Norma M Sutton

Bostic, NC

Norma Moore Sutton has written and published two children's books: The First Lamb and Harry Goes To The Fair She has written and published the first book in the Haunting Memories Series: Matthe.. more..


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