This poem is written for #WriteTribeProBlogger challenge, inspired by the prompt “Nostalgia”.
Also sharing with dVerse Open Link Night, Poetry Pantry and Friday Reflections.

problogger nostalgia


Now I sit down, uninspired;
Once upon a time, thoughts
Simply would come rushing,
Take me even by surprise;
And with pen kissing paper,
Love or hate, smiles or tears,
Good or bad, every emotion
In a moment had become
A drop of ink lost from me.

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(ยฉ Vinay Leo R. @ I Rhyme Without Reason,
6th October, 2017)


Poetry & writing are to me, a breath of fresh air in a life that is sometimes covered by the smoke of sorrow or self doubt. They also become the sweets I share to celebrate when life offers me a reason to. But most of all, they are to me, my life. For each word I write is a piece of my heart, a thought that just had to find its way into the world.

78 thoughts on “Nostalgia”

    • I know. Seems a repetitive theme with me of late. Should try and fix that. ๐Ÿ™‚ Have taken some steps with last month and this month’s challenges. ๐Ÿ˜‰ I know this too shall pass, Ishi. I have supportive friends like you. ๐Ÿ˜€

  1. Very poignant, Vinay. Especially that last line – it’s just so true when we are lost for words, when we don’t know what to write, when we feel emotions but it doesn’t come out as words. Short but very effectively portrays the nostalgic feeling.
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  2. How lovely. Indeed there are days when inspiration just comes out of nowhere, and then there are days when you wonder if you ever had it in you. Beautifully penned down Vinay. Nicely done with n-o-s-t-a-l-g-i-a ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Ok I missed the acronym bit till Aesha mentioned it. Wow!
    Every writer goes through this phase though. Take a break to refresh and recharge.

  4. Ah, so many “drops of ink lost from me”! Great expression of nostalgia with which every writer can identify!

  5. I have felt this way sometimes as well. Sometimes I think that I have written about so many subjects that it is difficult to think of something that is fresh and original. You have expressed the dilemma well, and I wish you well as you find your words!

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