Seated at the study table I booted my computer. The empty page blinked at me when I typed ‘Writer’s block’. That is what we call it, don’t we? I kept staring at it, the brightness blinded my eyes but I kept ogling at it anyway trying to decipher what to write. My mind worked out nothing. Precipitously, I shut it down and emptied another cup of coffee.

I opened my journal, thinking that may be pen and paper wouldn’t blow me off. I scribbled a few words again and then just before I would edit it, I scratched it off. I scratched I all off. It had made no sense, neither the writing nor my feelings.

Just before the thought of writing it all down, my heart and mind were racing through thoughts, they had wanted to scream out each and every feeling, to drain out all negativity, to refill with a little optimism and just when I accompanied them neither the pen, nor the computer assisted me. So after another hour of empty journal and yet another cup of coffee I stood up and went out in the fresh air.


Published by Moushmi Radhanpara

A bilingual writer, Moushmi Radhanpara has authored three poetry collections so far, namely POSIES and 03:21 AM –An Ode to Rust & Restlessness, and Resignation of an Angel. She is also scribbling an unplanned rough draft of a story as a part of NANOWRIMO 2020 and hopes that something might come out of it. She has also co-authored two books, The Lockdown Stories and Mirage so far. Her poetries can be found on her blog https://aestheticmiradh.com/ and a few other online portals. She believes in the fact that a better reader makes a better writer. Reading a 100 books a year is her latest obsession. She can be found either drunk on coffee or hiding away from everything and admiring the gorgeous sun.

34 thoughts on “Emptiness

  1. Emptiness.. it’s actually fullness.. overflowing emotions.. that creates BLOCK.. physics also applied to emotions..
    sometimes you want it in a specific certain form.. n when u don’t get it that way.. u feel its ” writers Block ” ..
    Nice writing.. keep it up 👍

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  2. I can so relate to it!! Happened so many times!!

    “Aaj khayal aaya ki dil pe biche kaaton ko pannon main itaar doon lekin,
    Lafz nikle to they toote hue, siyaahi nikli to wo bhi laal. “

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      1. Where had you gone!! Hope everything is ok with you!! I was wondering why you are not coming….np with late replies at all as long as everything is ok with you! Thanks for loving the shayaris 😊your appreciation motivates me a lot!!

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      2. Read your question a second time and realized nobody has asked this to me for a while now!!! So not used to answering it 😁😁 … haha…i remember writing a blog post on this once!! (Yes even on this!!!! 🙄🙄)..http://wp.me/p6apPb-3y
        Im good now…was sick for the past couple of days hence late reply!

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