Writer’s block to-do List


What is a list poem? This poetry style collects a list of people, places, things, ideas, or even words strung together somewhere within a poem to form a list. It is not necessary for the list to rhythm, but the words used should be memorable. I find the freedom when creating a list poem fascinating. The wordplay can be wild and free similar to Indiana weather in the early spring. Therefore, in March, I plan to write a series of list poems. I will title this one Writer’s block to-do List.

Writer’s block to-do List

Sit down at the desk

Try to make it a decent hour

No time to bask

In past wordsmith labor

Don’t trip yourself up

With tiny details

Time to drink the writer’s cup

Without caring about the winds and fails

Try to recapture

Your former frame of mind

Some of the rapture

Your characters defined

Type away, type away

Until your fingers fail

Try to remember what it felt like to play

On a keyboard of letters and detail then exhale

Breathe deep, breathe hard, breath with all your might

You know you got this girl

It’s not time to give up the endless fight

Time to let the words unfurl

Pep talk is over so get to work

Think about apologizing to Word Daddy

Look past his little quirk

He can be masochistic and a little shady

With a fickle stye

But he is a muse

And before your fingers walk a mile

But on a little blues

Who is Molly Shea?

Molly Shea is an accomplished fictional short story writer from Indiana who writes short stories and novels about a fictional town called Tecumseh.  To read more of her short stories and adventures, click here.

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I am the author of Saving the Hen House. I didn't know when I started it would turn into a series. I love to ride motorcycles, the blues, my family, and going on adventures. This old hen rocks.

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