A Blank Page


The need to write.
Fingers hovering over the keyboard.
Nothing comes to mind.
What to write?

Staring at the computer screen.
Did I blink?
Little black spots dancing,
The need to scream.

Blocked! Nothing pops up.
Tired! Sleep invading.
Dozing! Heavy eyelids.
Panic! Words gone.

A blank page, unwritten.
Thinking … thinking,
Searching inspiration,
An empty well, dry.

Noise, distraction.
Loud, magnified.
Quiet, concentrate.
Frustration, no control.

Walk away, shut down.
Don’t push, take a break.
Rest, close your thoughts.
Leave the page blank.

By C. E. Pereira


Author: cepcarol

I'm a Eurasian of Portuguese, English, Scottish and Malay heritage. And my extended family are of Chinese and Indian heritage. My world is made up of different colours like the rainbow. And like the rainbow I am unique. Reading is my form of relaxation, to escape from the drudgery of daily life and enter into a world of the imagination. It is the love of reading that has led me to try my hand in writing short stories and poems. I hope that in some way my stories and poems will take you for a little while away from the drudgery of the present into the pages of imagination. To new friends found, I bid you, Welcome. Sincerely, C.E. Pereira

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