By Aishwariya Laxmi

Writer’s Block

When she first sat down to write 
She bled a drop or two of pain onto the page
Now those drops have become a cyclonic flood
And nothing can stop her 
From bleeding red rubies that shine
Upon a barren earth

The Writer as a Mystic

Do you see yourself 
In every character you write?
How many faces and layers does this Eve have?
Is she a narcissist?
Or an empath caught in a toxic web of lies?
Ask her to make up her mind
Before she has someone else 
Make it up for her
Peel back the carefully constructed lies
That surround her
To arrive at the truth
So glorious and pristine
It would take an army to get past the fort
She has built around herself
They must swim through the moat of scandal,
Draw swords with deceit
Until they discover the core inside her 
Shining like a beacon in the night
Emitting a glow that few can see.

The Muse Within

Writerly. Disorderly.
Cacophony. Laughing evilly.
Does she make sense to you?
Do you make sense to her?
Transactional Analysis. Decision Paralysis.
Move on! Cry voices in the dark
But she ignores them
To her own detriment
And pain flows through her veins
Like hot lava
Scalding her insides
And scarring her from within
Emblazoning you on her skin
And on the four chambers of her heart
She seems to have awakened Mnemosyne
And it’s her spirit that flows within.

Write Your Way Through It

Inhale. Exhale. Breathe. Write. Live
As natural as that. As important. Expression.
Don’t ever stop. Life will run out.

The Sheer Joy of Writing

Wake up. Write your morning notes
Write a memo. Your things-to-do list.
Your grocery list.
Compose an email at work.
Edit. Slash. Repeat.
Think. Dream. Activate those gray cells.
Transfer onto page.
Process complete

Aishwariya Laxmi is an Indian writer, editor, blogger, and poet living in suburban Chennai, India. Her poems appear in, The Drabble, anthologies by Sweetycat Press, Writefluence, Soul Poet Society, ThirdEyeButterflyPress, Indie Blu(e) Publishing, etc. Her bio was featured in ‘Who’s Who of Emerging Writers 2021’ by Sweetycat Press. She was one of the Top 3 winners of High-5- The Great Poetry Hunt Contest organized by WriteFluence in 2021. She has also written flash fiction and essays that have been published in about 25 anthologies, which are available on Amazon.

3 thoughts on “Writer’s Block and Other Poems

  1. Hi Aishwariya. I love your poetry. Do you have any collections entirely of you work published? If not, may I recommend Steve Cawte at Impspired Publications. I think he’d be interested in publishing you. Your poetry is brilliant. Here’s wishing you all the best.

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