Intimidation | Teen Ink


December 27, 2009
By sophietle BRONZE, Houston, Texas
sophietle BRONZE, Houston, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
"As is a tale, so is life: not how long it is, but how good it is, is what matters." - Seneca

There is nothing
so intimidating
as the blank page.

Stare at the paper
A sheet of snow
A still pond

Must I
be the one

to cause the first ripple
to make the first footprint
to write the first word


Remember, we have a plan

Pick up the pen.
Poise on the paper
tip down.


The author's comments:
I wrote this poem when I had an especially bad case of writer's block - and that's saying something, because I actually get writer's block pretty often. In retrospect, however, I think it refers to more than just facing a blank page; it can also apply to all those other times that we are confronted with intimidating tasks.

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on Feb. 24 2010 at 7:31 pm
StarlingChild PLATINUM, El Cajon, California
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Favorite Quote:
"Success is not final. Failure is not fatal. It is courage to continue that counts." - Winston Churchill

So true, so true. I could totally relate to your poem. I suffer from writer's block all the time; this poem says it all. Oh, the woes of writing! ;) Good job!