The Writer’s Curse

Leaving my world of undreamed subtleties,
I am left trying to authenticate
My life. Sometimes in my dreams gentle breeze
Flutters across my nightmares and abates

There is a tepid dissipation then,
A dissipation of dreams I wanted
to be true. Thrust into the daily ken.
I pick up my pen again and bleed a

In the corner of my room it’s just dark
Enough, lit by the footlights of my soul
And not by the floodlights of those who judge.
Putting words to paper is a blessing.
a blessed experience.

And I am cursed

That above, is a 99 word poem that I produced after taking up a writing prompt/challenge from the Story Bandit twitter. Check them out, there is some good stuff on there.

I had to use the words: Undreaming, dissipate, footlights and authenticate to make a poem exactly 99 words long.

Hope you enjoyed and thanks for reading! πŸ™‚

12 thoughts on “The Writer’s Curse

  1. One word. Wow. This is beautiful! (and extremely relatable!) πŸ™‚ You conveyed the pain that comes with writing very well. “Bleeding” verses is sometimes exactly what it feels like! πŸ™‚ Sometimes I don’t even particularly want to write, but I feel like I have to because there’s no other form of release quite like it. 😊

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    1. You do me such honour! Thanks for the wonderful comment. It’s quite hard sometimes to explain exactly how it feels to write, and how deep seated a need it is! I totally agree with you, there are days when I just don’t want to write, but it doesn’t feel right if I don’t. I’d probably have gone insane by now if I couldn’t put my words on paper! πŸ™‚

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  2. This is beautiful. I love what you’ve captured here. Living is not the same without writing…without words. Words make it easier to understand the world. If you don’t capture the random feelings and sentiments that touch your life, they float away. I’m all for preservation.

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    1. Thank you for the wonderful feedback. I’m with you on that, writing to preserve feelings and sentiments is one of the only ways to truly capture a moment, and a noble endeavour! I believe Philip Larkin also writes for that reason, as do many others.


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