Faltering Words

In confidence

her pen scribbles

words forming

proses

But…

slithers in the devil

like creepy crawlers

Exposing her to a

world of self-doubt

Faltering

her pen now wobbles

Words pronounced

are hesitant

Unsure she is of her

work

© NJ

Image courtesy:- Pixabay

It’s been a little over a month since I’ve been back on the blogging/writing bandwagon and I am still struggling. Words don’t flow as easily as they used to and it’s getting hard for me. But, I am still trying my best. I know I can do better and I want to. The only way to do that is to persevere. But it’s a little disheartening for me. What about you, dear friends of the blogging world? Have you ever gone through a long spell of ‘writer’s block’? If yes, what do you do to get out of it? I have tried all the usual ones. But to no avail. I’m afraid to take a break yet again coz if I do, I just might end up quitting entirely. I don’t want to do that. My life will end up in limbo if I stop writing. So, any and all suggestions are welcome.

Walking Away

Day 30 (prompt): Turning Tables by Adele

I love you, he said

Put your doubts to rest

Just let me inside

And you don’t have to hide

I will be there for you

As long as you’re mine

It never occurred to her

That that was the punchline

She was his but he never was

Giving her concerns to finally pause

Reset, reboot her heart and mind

And finally leave and stop being blind

© NJ

Image courtesy:- Pixabay

Posted for the November Notes challenge, hosted by two awesome writers, Rosema at A Reading Writer, and Sarah Doughty at Heartstring Eulogies.
And so it ends. This couldn’t have been better timing for me. If it wasn’t for these two fantastic people,  I would be struggling to write. I still am, actually. I haven’t reached the level that I know I can be yet. But, I’m getting there (hopefully!). The best part is that the prompts definitely got me off my butt (excuse the language) and got me writing again. And I’ve also gotten to meet a lot more wonderful people from around the world. What could be better than that? So thank you, dear Rose and Sarah, for the unique and wonderful prompts. I will always be truly grateful to the both of you. Cheers and hi5, girls!

Where have you gone?

Day 29 (prompt): Hunger of The Pine by Alt J

We used to play in the sun

We don’t anymore

Where have you gone?

We used to go for a run

We don’t anymore

Where have you gone?

We’d go together to school

We don’t anymore

Where have you gone?

We’d laze around in the pool

We don’t anymore

Where have you gone?

We’d sit together as you read

We don’t anymore

Where have you gone?

We’d sleep together in your bed

We don’t anymore

Where have you gone?

We’d promise each other

we’d never leave

But here I am alone, left to grieve

©NJ

Image courtesy:- Pixabay

Posted for the November Notes challenge, hosted by two awesome writers, Rosema at A Reading Writer, and Sarah Doughty at Heartstring Eulogies.

Always and Forever

Day 28 (prompt): Look After You by The Fray

As you grow up

Do not be afraid

of falling

Or failing

Or crumbling

Or weakening

Or sinking

Or stumbling

Or faltering

Or wavering

Or wilting

I will be here for you

no matter what

and look after you

Always and forever

©NJ

Image courtesy:- Pixabay

Posted for the November Notes challenge, hosted by two awesome writers, Rosema at A Reading Writer, and Sarah Doughty at Heartstring Eulogies.

The Rising Light

Day 27 (prompt): This Night by Black Lab

Darkness and evil interlinked

to form an iron clad chain

around her heart and soul

Forcing her to follow the rules

set now by the wicked power

Crimes she committed

Words that were said

None of these can ever be undone

But there’s still light inside that

beating heart, giving her hope

Hope to someday be able to break free

of the shackles of darkness and evil

And emerge in the glow of the light

© NJ

Image courtesy:- Pixabay

Posted for the November Notes challenge, hosted by two awesome writers, Rosema at A Reading Writer, and Sarah Doughty at Heartstring Eulogies.

Taken

Day 26 (prompt): For The First Time by The Script

She stumbled, holding on

to his drunken form

He, trying to steady her

holding on to her waist

As they staggered towards

a destination unknown

Of a life where their only child

was taken away before being born

© NJ

Image courtesy:- Pixabay

Posted for the November Notes challenge, hosted by two awesome writers, Rosema at A Reading Writer, and Sarah Doughty at Heartstring Eulogies.

Fire Ball

Day 25 (prompt): Up in Flames by Ruelle

Sunset in Mumbai
Sunset in Mumbai

Sky lights up

in the flames

of the setting

golden ball

© NJ

 

Image courtesy:- NJSAYS

Posted for the November Notes challenge, hosted by two awesome writers, Rosema at A Reading Writer, and Sarah Doughty at Heartstring Eulogies.

Looking Inside

Day 24 (prompt): Buses and Trains by Bachelor Girl

Unwanted, uncherished, unvalued

That’s what she got for being a girl

till the time she finally let go

of hope and love and laughter and joy

from a family of souls that wanted a boy

She looked instead inside her heart

and found the love she was deprived of

And realised that if she didn’t love herself

there is no way in hell could she expect it from others

© NJ

Image courtesy:- Pixabay

Posted for the November Notes challenge, hosted by two awesome writers, Rosema at A Reading Writer, and Sarah Doughty at Heartstring Eulogies.

Bled Together

Day 23 (prompt): You Are A Memory by Message to Bears

Fingers entwined together

as their bodies begin to weather

the agony of bullet pierced hearts

For soon their souls will depart

But it does not matter

to the two souls shattered

Their bodies may not have become one

but their hearts bled and merged as one

© NJ

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Posted for the November Notes challenge, hosted by two awesome writers, Rosema at A Reading Writer, and Sarah Doughty at Heartstring Eulogies.

 

Elegant No More

Day 22 (prompt): Free Fallin’ by John Mayer

Elegant as a rose was she

amidst a field of thorn

Even though in pain

her heart was filled

with love that knew

no bounds

Then one day

he came with the wind

and showered her with

all his love

Just to leave that elegant rose

now broken, tattered and torn

© NJ

Image courtesy:- Pixabay

Posted for the November Notes challenge, hosted by two awesome writers, Rosema at A Reading Writer, and Sarah Doughty at Heartstring Eulogies.