We all get a case of writier's block from time to time. Don't let it bother you. I agree with Steve. It will come back when you see or hear something that inspires you. Don't try to force it , it will come on it's own. You do have talent, don't throw it away. just take a break, try painting a picture instead. It's very relaxing and creative too. I'll be looking for more of your writing later. Ms. Gifted
Interesting piece. There are a lot of pieces about writer's block out there, but this one explores your motivations much better than most.
I think the key is near the middle: broken heart needs no mending for already it has healed The source of your poetry was your broken heart and now that you've moved on, where do the words come from?
When I first started writing poetry it was all about my mother's death. It helped me work through that a lot. After a while, I reached a sort of plateau, I guess, where I just wasn't ready to explore any more feelings related to that. By that time, I was on Elite Skills and I felt like I somehow needed to keep writing. After a while, I wrote a piece about a dear friend and her somewhat unorthodox career choice.
In the end, I discovered that for me, I write to express feelings that I already have. I can't create feelings on demand when I feel that I should write something. I've finally defeated writer's block, by just not writing when I don't want to. I seem to be like a warm spring, that every now and then gets hot enough to bubble over with a few words. Hmmm, there's an idea, poets as Hot Springs.
This piece shows that you have a lot of poetic talent. When you're ready you'll be back. Perhaps this is only 'till next time' .