Fear of Writing.

The blank page sits before me,

I don’t know what to write.

I want to write poetry,

But don’t know how.


Poetry comes from within,

Just let the thoughts of your mind

Flow with the feelings from your soul.

So many emotions are within you,

So many opportunities are around you,

Each of them needs words,

Words to flow onto the page.


Put your feelings into words,

Put your opportunities onto the page,

And those words from your heart and mind

Will fill the page with poetry.


  • Michael Edwards

    An exceptional write - free flowing with a simple message elegantly stated.

    • Goldfinch60

      Thank you Michael, much appreciated.

    • orchidee

      Yes, a fine write again Gold. I should 'flow' myself. Sometimes I fuss - will others like it? will they understand it? etc.

      • Goldfinch60

        Of course they will like it.

      • Andrew Charles Forrest

        Well G for someone that doesn't know how you just about nailed it,,, If that is a block day you are a true poet
        Great words like reading butter soft and smooth

        • Goldfinch60

          I deliberately wrote the first verse from her point of view and gave my advice with the other verses.
          Thank you foryour kind comment Andrew.

        • FineB

          Hello Goldfinch60,

          That was lovely. Thank you.

          I feel inspired for my next poem I shall write.

          I love the picture from High Society and the song from the film too!

          Keep writing FineB.

          • Goldfinch60

            Thank you FineB .
            High Siciety is a fine film with some wonderful songs in it.

          • Laura🌻


            Great idea to give the young lady your poem to encourage her to write some of her own! If she shares one of her poems, perhaps you can post it here...with her permission, of course!
            I enjoyed the video!
            As Bing Crosby said,
            “Positively Therapeutic”!

            My love to Joyce and to you!


            • Goldfinch60

              Thank you Laura. I will ask her when she shows me her poem.

            • ANGELA & BRIAN

              HI UNCE ANDY : BRIAN & I LOVE ALL GENRES OF JAZZ : Love BING & this number spells out New Orleans JAZZ just like it is ! BRIAN has been teaching me about Poetry so your Poem today rings an inner BELL ! Looking forward to the Barristas first Poem please post on this site ! Thanks ANGELA !
              Blessings & love to YOU & JOYCE 🧡🧡🧡🧡🧡

              • Goldfinch60

                Thank you Angela, I will try and post it when Sophie shows it to me.

              • Angela1711

                Very well written. I am sure she appreciated the encouragement you gave her. That poem will most definitely inspire 🙂 x

                • Goldfinch60

                  Thank you Angela, she enjoyed the poem and it has fired her muse to write something.

                • Jo March

                  It's such a wonderful poem! I really enjoyed it. I especially liked the line: "So many opportunities are around you." Yes, that is so true. There are so many of them and they are everywhere. It is up to us to notice them. And yes, we absolutely must put our feelings into words. I believe that this is at least partly the purpose of poetry. Thank you for this poem.

                  • Goldfinch60

                    Thank you for your kind words Jo. We as poets see things around us that others ignore, and those things that we see end up as words on the paper.

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