Do you ever write something So good That you feel like you've peaked As a writer? And everything from then on Is a question in your head?
Maybe you should never Pick up a pencil again Because your writing career Has already been wrapped up Tightly with a bow
Maybe you planned to be a poet Get a proper creative writing degree And forever make a living Off the rhythm of words But every idea now Seems like a steaming pile of **** Compared to your last masterpiece So it just sits Rotting in your brain Until you stink With a lack of genuine creativity
Maybe you've written so much That your rhymes Begin to sound tired And overused But if you don't rhyme It sounds as if you've gotten lazy So no matter what you put down The effort doesn't show
Maybe writing about the ordinary Seems boring But writing the extraordinary Has already been done And every option in between Seems like a cheap plagiarism
Maybe your standards got too high And people expect more from you So every ounce of energy you have Is wasted on doubting yourself Until you're too exhausted To write at all
Maybe you dreamt too big
Maybe quitting while you're ahead Sounds better than actually trying
Maybe the emptiness you feel When you don't write Is worth not risking failure
Maybe saying goodbye To your dreams now Will be easier Than a downward spiral From the inability To write something better than before
Or maybe You're just overthinking it.
Wow, the feedback I'm getting from this poem is amazing. Tbh, THIS was one of the poems I had written that I doubted and almost didn't publish cuz I thought it wasn't good enough.
Moral of the story. Keep writing no matter what. Some things will suprise you.