I'm getting frustrated

My poems won't flow

I'm sitting here with pen in hand

Crossing out and scribbling.

Why won't the syllables form?

Why won't the words stand in formation?

Like soldiers in a row.

My poetry just won't flow.

Random thoughts and raw emotion

Swirl around my mind.

To get them on to paper though,

The battle has just begun.

Why won't the syllables form?

Why won't the words stand in formation?

Like soldiers in a row.

My poetry just won't flow.

It seems I've met an obstacle

Like a roadblock of some sort

On the mental pathway of my mind

It looms in front bearing the words 'writers block'.

Why won't the syllables form?

Why won't the words stand in formation?

Like soldiers in a row.

My poetry just won't flow.

I can feel the words build up

Like a river behind a dam

The pressure is building fast

But the floodgates are bolted shut.

Why won't the syllables form?

Why won't the words stand in formation?

Like soldiers in a row.

My poetry just won't flow.

But look what is this?

A crack has begun to show

Slowly at first but growing fast

Until it splits the dam in half.

Why won't the syllables form?

Why won't the words stand in formation?

Like soldiers in a row.

My poetry just won't flow.

 The crack is widening now

A drip is getting through

Drip, drip, drip, it's getting faster now

The waters of my mind are forcing their way through

Why won't the syllables form?

Why won't the words stand in formation?

Like soldiers in a row.

My poetry just won't flow.

The dripping's getting faster

Dripdrip, dripdrip, dripdrip

The water is starting to flow

My mind is flexing once more

Why won't the syllables form?

Why won't the words stand in formation?

Like soldiers in a row.

My poetry just won't flow.

My mind is gushing now

The words pour forth like rain

The poetry is flowing now

Like pleasant summer rain.

Why won't the syllables form?

Why won't the words stand in formation?

Like soldiers in a row.

My poetry just won't flow.

The rain is here,

my words are free

And poetry gushes forth.