“Writer’s Block”

The image above is a portrait of Langston Hughes created by an artist by the name of Winold Reiss. The poem below is written by Kailande Cassamajor.


Buried deep between the continuous meninges of freedom

lies the capacity to create

and construct

such depth imagery.


Yet when the snares of stagnant imagination

capture the wings of creativity,

Writers Block muffles the singer

cripples the poet and

handicaps the philosopher.


As the grasping hands of prevention

keep the artist from artistic invention,

all that s left to do is sigh

in hopes that this painful lull

of mental cloudiness

passes by.

©2017 Afroetry Works



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