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There's Always Tomorrow: Poetry Prompt Response


Alyssa is an avid reader, writer, and coffee enthusiast. She loves sharing thoughts, ideas, and creative writings with the world.


I've been in a funk for the past week. Creativity haunts me around every corner, slipping back into the shadows as I try to capture it. My normal methods have let me down; No matter how high I crank the music I'm stuck in limbo, my finger slightly hovering over the keyboard of my phone waiting for the synapses to fire in my brain. It's not just creative writing that has me hemmed up. The conversational tone I take on my blog just won't translate to the computer screen. Everything I write sounds wrong and I quickly hit the backspace button after cranking out a few sentences.

After a couple of days of this, I finally called it, choosing to focus on other tasks. I have a pretty good attitude about life in general, and I knew that the words would come again once I stopped trying to force them. This doesn't make the situation any less frustrating, especially when I like to adhere to a schedule. Brenda touched on this in her Week 7 prompt. It was a good reminder for me to knock off my seriousness, let my hair down, and just have a little fun.

I'm pleased to share that the dust cloud has settled and I found some words. While doing the dishes this afternoon, it dawned on me that I should write about this struggle. With a little effort, I was able to come up with a decent response. As you'll see, I broke out of my shell to try something new. With any luck, this streak will continue and I'll be caught up by next week. No promises, though.

I hope you enjoy the poem.


There's Always Tomorrow

Sitting down

with pen in hand,

turn off the world

and travel to a distant land.

Where words flow

creativity shines,

a message appears

that's all mine.

Something deep,

a meaningful strand

Truth and Consequence

in high demand.

What a dream

voicing these thoughts

heard and seen

understood, highly sought.

It used to be easy

to find that magical space,

but now there's rust

covering the place.

Let go.

Don't force.

Just breathe, it'll come

all in due course.

So what shall I do

for the time in-between?

Pursue other passions

and simply wait for the stream.

© 2021 Alyssa


Alyssa (author) from Ohio on April 10, 2021:

Thank you Ann!

Ann Carr from SW England on April 10, 2021:

This is a good attitude to writer's block, Alyssa! No point in pushing it. I love your poem. It seems your muse is back!


Alyssa (author) from Ohio on April 09, 2021:

Thank you so much Chrish!

Alyssa (author) from Ohio on April 09, 2021:

Thanks Bill! :)

Alyssa (author) from Ohio on April 09, 2021:

Thank you Pamela!

Alyssa (author) from Ohio on April 09, 2021:

Hahahaha! Right? The beautiful sunshine is definitely a distraction! I hope you have a lovely weekend! :)

Chrish Canosa from Manila Philippines on April 09, 2021:

I can relate Ms Alyssa, I can feel your words to the bone hahaha whenever I try forcing the words to pop, my brain always gave me the perfect opposite and then it starts to berserk lol. The perfect and wonderful words usually came up while doing the dishes (seriously, that is so true) without putting hard and deep effort the art we seek to paint on will pop effortlessly Ms Brenda is always right. She told me as well that my first thought is often true and she was right. Your poetry my friend is excellent!!!!! Blessings... Pardon my spoiled comment I just really want to share my thoughts for it is too relatable haha. Kisses

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on April 09, 2021:

Let go.

Don't force.

Just breathe, it'll come

all in due course

That's all there is to it! Just let go and let the muse do her job.

Well done, you!

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on April 09, 2021:

I am sorry you were in a funk, but now you have written an excellent response to Brenda's prompt.

I really enjoyed your poem, and I think it is quite good.

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on April 08, 2021:


This is a great response to the prompt.

I will post a link to it in the article.

I totally understand this loss of inspiration. I've been in a funk myself.

Maybe it's because we live in Ohio. After all, this weather's been quite nice.

But never fear...colder temperatures are coming back. That's Ohio.

Glad to see you finding your words again.

Alyssa (author) from Ohio on April 08, 2021:

Thank you Jamie!

Alyssa (author) from Ohio on April 08, 2021:

Thank you so much Peggy! :)

Jamie Lee Hamann from Reno NV on April 08, 2021:

I can relate to your struggle and your presentation is masterful. Thank you for sharing. Jamie

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on April 08, 2021:

You did a great job with this prompt, and I see your muse has returned.

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