A writer’s lament




Oh! They torment me so

these words –

that fly before my eyes, like birds

the din they create -flapping

their sturdy wing

As I watch- away they go


They swim before my weary eyes

Alphabets garbled –  they watch me struggle

Writhing in pain; I wriggle

To keep afloat

While they, mute, observe my sinking boat

But they do not yield or drop their guise


All I want, is to weave a story –

Or string a verse

Is this then, not a dreadful curse

That they turn away

And do not stay

Unfeeling Words- Oh! They show no mercy.



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7 responses to “A writer’s lament”

  1. Abirbhav Avatar

    Quite a relatable post. This made me chuckle, As you rightly said, we see a lot of words, but they seldom come to us when we need them.. 😛
    Nice one from you Madam once again.. 🙂

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    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Glad you could relate to it and you found the humor in it. 🙂 Thank you again for your appreciation. 🙏

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      1. Abirbhav Avatar

        You are welcome Madam.. 😊
        btw I am ordering your book.. Can’t wait to read it and learn from your eloquent writing style.. 😊😊

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        1. Smitha V Avatar

          Oh wow! Hoping you like it and learn something from it. Looking forward to your review of it.

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          1. Abirbhav Avatar

            I don’t think I am qualified enough for a review.. yet, I shall let you know my thoughts.. 😊

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  2. Andrea Stephenson Avatar

    They never do, but they do always come back again….eventually 🙂

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    1. Smitha V Avatar

      It’s good to know it happens to the best ones like you 🙂 Yes they do come back. Thank God for that. XXX

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