Just Not Ready

I take pen to paper and say the words I didn’t.
Even while editing my mistakes, I can’t show any commitment.
Instead, I stare at what I have—
like watching grains fall from an hourglass.

I’m not ready,
I’m just not ready—
ready for another love story.

Outline after outline,
I am not yet satisfied with it being just “All right.
Like a writer’s block I can’t dispel,
the words are there! But I can’t tell…

I’m not ready
I’m just not ready—
ready for another love story.

Flawed are the characters with little subplots.
Focusing on mine, I never gave yours any thought.
We were supposed to fill these pages
but somewhere, my character never adapted to the situations. 

I’m not ready
I’m just not ready—
ready for another love story.

Writing with no muse, I guess I’ll just call it a day
rehearsing the words I never did say,
May the moon and stars watch over you.
Find the love you deserve. It’s what your character would do.

I’m not ready.
Sorry,
I’m just not ready—
ready for another love story.

  17 comments for “Just Not Ready

  1. December 29, 2019 at 11:48 pm

    wonderful writing!

    Like

  2. November 22, 2019 at 6:26 pm

    Good post..enjoyed reading. This can touch home to a lot of writers. Myself included.

    Liked by 1 person

    • November 22, 2019 at 6:29 pm

      I really appreciate your words and for reading ☺ Thank you

      Like

  3. November 17, 2019 at 12:49 pm

    I feel this one all too deeply… Great Post 🖤

    Liked by 1 person

    • November 17, 2019 at 12:51 pm

      It was from an old notebook…had to spruce it up a bit though. I’m really glad you like it!

      Liked by 1 person

      • November 17, 2019 at 12:56 pm

        Well, you spruced well! 😉
        I love when that happens – you find something from a while ago and find a way to make it new.
        Very satisfying! 🖤

        Liked by 1 person

      • November 17, 2019 at 12:57 pm

        It really is!!! But now I’m occupied with reading years past now

        Liked by 1 person

      • November 17, 2019 at 12:59 pm

        Nothing wrong with that – especially if you uncover more wee gems like this one! 😊🖤

        Liked by 1 person

      • November 17, 2019 at 12:59 pm

        If I find something worth salvaging, you’ll be the first to know

        Liked by 1 person

      • November 17, 2019 at 1:00 pm

        Excellent!! 😊🖤

        Liked by 1 person

  4. Brothers Campfire
    November 17, 2019 at 9:33 am

    Perhaps it is more important to focus on family. It is the true love story. Great writing!

    Liked by 3 people

  5. November 17, 2019 at 9:32 am

    This sounds like song lyrics.. they need to be! Fantastic!

    Liked by 4 people

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