Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Therapy

With a brand new pencil and sharpener in hand
I stare at a blank sheet of paper as I begin to mend.
The dark as night lead pierces its head out of the wood.
Leaving curled up shavings behind as it leaps through.

What do I converge into words?
Today, my thoughts are so very few.
My mind’s as clean as a virgin canvas,
Not even a dot to kick-start a scribble new.

Doodling around and scribbling like always.
The piece of lead slowly begins to move.
Starting of with some straight and oblique lines;
Followed by circles and curves, yet it feels no good.

The rear end of the pencil now gets into action,
Erasing some creations of its poles-apart foe;
Rubbing its head remorsefully with regret,
It silently cleans up the mess the opponent had made.

Once again the creator resumes
Not surprised that the remains are so few.
Even if it were to start from scratch,
The excitement never ends nor does it turn passive.

So here I go again trying to confide,
Almost everything that’s left to corrode in my brain.
This is the therapy for Scribbler’s block I guess;
Now it’s time to use the pencil’s rear end, once again.

26 comments:

Pretty Me!! said...

glad this wasnt erased :D !! its nice !!

rukhiya said...

This is such a nicely done piece out of seemingly nothing, the way you have stringed in the words shows you do more than just 'scribble'
Lovely it was :)

Pri said...

///This is the therapy for Scribbler’s block I guess///

assuming u mean 'writers block' here, never thought u could have one! :)

hope the therapy is effective...

keep writing!

Priyanka Khot said...

How!!! I mean How... can you write so beautifully about not being able to write...

ufffff... I mean that in the nicest way. Here I am trying to live life to the fullest and still unable to write anything for so long... n here u are... OMG!!!

Goes without saying... but I'll say it anyway...

This was awesome!

Dipa Uchil said...

WOW...loved it...liked the way u hv described the lead "dark as night pierces its head out of the wood"...
and the rear end eraser "Rubbing its head remorsefully with regret"

Amazing imagination dude....keep scribblin always :)

shabbir said...

hey scribbler a real scribble in the literal sense..!!

loved it a lot.!!

keep scribbling

shab..!! :)

Amber Light said...

*Gasp* Wow!
I always feel my comments are so inefficient (for the want of a better word) to praise your scribbles.
A Scribble out of nothing again. But it does have so much to say.
Thank you for a lovely read :) take care

Ivory Maiden said...

From now on, my pencil would speak to me too...thanks a tonne...
A nice and light piece of work...rejuvenating indeed...

Sashu... said...

Even if it were to start from scratch,
The excitement never ends nor does it turn passive.

its so very true, i believe... de xcitement can never cease!!
Nice one charlie!!! hehe scribblerz block! daz a nice one :)

The Muse said...

he he:)
A Scribble about the scribble,huh?
Nice.

the dreamer!! said...

brilliant! the more i read your poems, the more I'm convinced of your skill..! great job!!!

Nemo said...

There isn't anyone else I know in the world that can write so spontaneously and accurately about not being able to write! It's a skill, Scribbler! I wish I had it too!! lol

Nemo

Chakoli said...

Thankfully u didnt used ur rear end...but instead posted this;-)))

good one:_))

smriti said...

nice one eddy :)

bt u n writer's block?? seems impossible to imagine..

Rubbing its head remorsefully with regret...loved this line a lottt :)

Aruna said...

I agree with what amber light has said about your amazing post. keep scribling

vandana said...

:) ... n scribbling work as a therapy for me too :) ...

lovely write..happens all the time when one sits witha pen and paper n thoughts refuse to streamline :)

liked it a lot...thanks for not using the rear end here :)

Nisha said...

Wow!
thats the only "comment" i could think of for this Scribble.
Beautifully written... KUDOS!

Keep Scribbling!

Nandhini said...

Wat els do u think am gonna say ??
MAESTRO!!!!!!!!!!!
How can u jus transform such things into a SCRIBBLER? :-o

*~*Sameera*~* said...

That was awesome!You managed to convert a "scribbler's" block into a lovely poem :)

I too wrote one on similar lines long time back :

http://desiduck.blogspot.com/2007/10/writers-woe.html

vEENs said...

this is what i call good work ... seemingly out of nothing... you have a scribble ready... delivered... brilliantly :D

boy o boy... u on a block... well then i guess u shud be more on blocks.. this is goo d:))

d SINNER!!! said...

awesome piece''

the visualisation is fab and the description couldn't have been better...

Winnie the poohi said...

ha ha ha!

poetry out off writer's block ???

only u can do that!

Megna said...

"It silently cleans up the mess the opponent had made."

very clever...

M

lavanya snigdha said...

smhow reminds me of myself.... but then the rear gets the last laugh in my case...

kamna said...

i truly blev its only u can who can create this super hit!!!!!!!!!

"THE BARD WHO DOESNT HAVE TO TRY TOO HARD" said...

"scribbler's block"..tat'll never happen ;)..anyways a gud panacea thru this work :)