Please, Give Me Writer’s Block

Please, Give Me Writer's Block
Please, Give Me Writer’s Block

Ill at ease with my languid state,
lost and weary, up so late,
grinding stones and feats of mind,
do mark my contentious alibi,
when truly I am a driven brain,
thoughts impaled in words refrain,
as expression tests my every nerve,
my sleep the bottom of the curve,
that sees me writing profound and free,
but energies wane and sleep I need,
so I’ll finish this book before I wake
and edit it all for its own sake,
and then consider my rest in need,
before in pasture and gone to seed,
this endless sentient mind,
that lives intensely within its time,

Like shadows of circling crows, my stress,
words attack my consciousness,
thoughts and phrases lining up,
hold on, I’ll write them before I sup,
and still they ring like chapel bells,
resounding loud inharmonious knells,
to waken me in darkest night,
to pen them all before its light,
and up and down my night ensues,
toilet breaks and missing muse,
finding sleep in ten minute lots,
god-damn man its not enough,
and bleary eyed I rise from bed,
‘barely touched’ my pillow said,
and wander to my computer primed,
ready for my sentient mind
to bleed.

They talk to me of writers block,
but what of this, I just can’t stop,
and my soul is stretched from here to eternity,
please let me sleep, with absolute certainty,
to rest my weary brain,
so sharp I bleed
when my words retained in silence,
and I am a man not an island,
I’ve tried to end this cycle damned,
and its booze tonight, my last resort I fight
to finally get some sleep.

Tony DeLorger © 2017

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Tony DeLorger

Full time author, freelance writer, poet and blogger since 1999. Twenty one published works, past winner of 'Poet of the Year' on HubPages, 'Poem of the Year' on The Creative Exiles, writer for, Google+, videos on YouTube and book sales on website, Amazon and

8 thoughts on “Please, Give Me Writer’s Block

  • May 20, 2017 at 4:29 AM

    Fantastic verse here, Tony. I loved the flow. You have the opposite problem to what I have been experiencing. I hope you do manage to get enough sleep without resorting to too much alcohol 🙂

  • May 20, 2017 at 4:33 AM

    Thanks John, yes I’ve had a few beers tonight and hoping for a catch up. lol

  • May 20, 2017 at 5:53 AM

    I hope by now you are fast asleep and having pleasant dreams, Tony. Your verse is well penned and flows very nicely.

  • May 20, 2017 at 10:06 AM

    Oh my, we all have our own struggles don’t we? Many would wish to write so freely as you, not realizing sleeplessness has its own challenges. Enjoyed the spin on this! Hope you catch a few zzzz’ s. and wake renewed.


  • May 20, 2017 at 8:14 PM

    Already have, thank goodness Mel. Too much work of late. Glad you enjoyed it my friend. Your book’s on the way by the way. Cheers!

  • July 11, 2017 at 9:51 AM

    Oh how our minds bend with lack of sleep, I too agree Tony. My nights are often froth with wake up calls and the pillow wanes, for rest is not my calling either, though I wish this tired body could rest more. But life is short and getting shorter, so we must let our Muse’s have their way with us 24/7 and be astute when they come calling. The strength of the bottle at times does delight the tongue and soothe my frayed nerves, the keyboard draws us once again to bend some verse and strain our minds, heart and soul with every ounce of energy it can muster for us tired poets. A beautiful portrayal of your persistence and strength as a fine poet my friend.

  • July 11, 2017 at 6:25 PM

    Thanks you Vincent, yes sleep is often a rarity, and that does impact on life. It’s hard to calm a frantic mind, and I’m always thinking, even when I shouldn’t be. Glad you related my friend. Cheers!


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