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I'm Stuck

I haven't written in months.

Some say all poets are sad...
And I can see why that's common.

It's easier to write when you're sad,

At least in my experience.

But lately, I've been okay.

The doctors gave me diagnoses and medications and sent me on my way.

The chemicals in my brain are balancing.
The music in my heart begins to play once more.
Even the birds outside my window begin to sing again.

And thus, I have found it difficult to write.
About anything at all.

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The poem "I'm Stuck" explores the challenges of writing poetry when one is not experiencing intense emotions such as sadness, anger, loneliness, or fear. The speaker reflects on how their recent state of well-being, aided by medical treatment, has made it difficult for them to find inspiration for their writing.

The poem effectively conveys the speaker's struggle to write in a more positive emotional state. The contrast between the previous emotional turmoil and the current stability is evident in the lines, "The chemicals on my brain are balancing" and "The music in my heart begins to play once more." This juxtaposition adds depth to the poem and highlights the speaker's dilemma.

To further enhance the impact of the poem, you may consider exploring the reasons behind the difficulty in writing when feeling content. What is it about negative emotions that seem to fuel creativity? Is it the intensity of those emotions or the vulnerability they bring? By delving deeper into these questions, you can provide more insight into the creative process

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Good morning, Kristen,
What an honest and sincere poem about being stuck, unable to write at the moment. "The music in my heart begins to play once more. Even the birds outside my window begin to sing again." Simple, but inspiring poetry. There is a tender irony in your final two lines - you've just written a very open and revealing poem, universal and understood.
Best to you!

Very much, Lavender! I, too, found the irony in the last lines, but I felt that it helped sum up everything else that was written so I left it in there rather than editing it out from my first draft. Thanks for your feedback!!

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I know just how you feel. sometimes a jumble of feelings only promote writers block. as does a lack of being able to zero in on only one feeling.

I am glad to read that your medications are friendly towards your writing. I have had quite a history with finding the right medications that don't interfere with the writing process. I wish you good fortune in all things!

*hugs, Cat

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Very much for your comment, Candlewitch! Trying to find the right medications has taken years but I'm finally on the right track. Writers block still happens, of course, but it only lasts a short while before I'm back on the grind.

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