Writer’s Block

Doubt masquerades
as writer’s block

If you’re truly a writer
you have to admit
there’s no such thing
as writer’s block

Words constantly swirl
around in your mind
clamoring to get out
to be written on a pristine
piece of white paper or
typed on a computer screen

Along come doubt and fear
What if these are the wrong words?
What if these words aren’t perfect?
What if someone hates these words
. . . once I write them?

Oh, dear writer,
your answer to doubt must be bold
What if these are the right words
. . . but I never write them down?
So what if they’re not perfect?
What if these are the words someone
. . . desperately needs to read?
What if these are the very words
. . . God intended me to write?

So tell your doubt to shut up
to quit pretending to be writer’s block

God did not give us a spirit of timidity
Fear has no place in the writer’s tool box
Write those words that swirl
Share them with the world

I am a Jesus Freak, and I don't care who knows it. I am a wife, mother, sister, aunt, daughter, and friend. My blood family is only part of the larger family of Christ that I belong to. I love to write, especially about my dear Savior.


4 Responses

  1. I really relate to this. Sometimes I actually dislike something I have written but share it anyway, and it turns out to be something that someone is very grateful to have read or heard.

    • I’ve had that happen, too. I wrote this poem to myself because right now I’m struggling with getting something written that I know I need to write, but I don’t like the way it’s coming out.

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