Wednesday, June 12, 2024
Creative Writing

Stagnant #SoulfulSunday

still —
trapped water,
nowhere to go,
breading foul insects,
swarmed with

when the pen is denied from venting
stagnant words clutter the mind
— bad ink,
dreadful thoughts,
inferior words,
and a whole lot of bruises decorate the inside of the mind.

don’t stop creating because
you think that your creation isn’t good enough
it matters that you keep creating
let the ink flow
let the words create a ripple
but don’t deprive the ink its right to carve the story
don’t imprison the words

let the words explore,
make pathways to move around,
stream freely
let it not be the stagnant water
swarmed with nastiness.

let the words carve a new world for you to roam freely!

Written for #SoulfulSunday, an exercise to nourish our creative side, formulated by Esha and supported by ShilpaAnamika, and yours truly.

Soulful Sunday
Soulful Sunday

*Photo by Artem Saranin from Pexels


An IT Professional, an author, an accidental blogger, a lover of words and a recent self-care addict. I love stringing words together, which I lovingly call a poem. You can read my affair with words at Void Thoughts( and Reflections..(

4 thoughts on “Stagnant #SoulfulSunday

  1. Your poetry is a reminder to every creative person who stops creating because of self-doubt, and fear and lack of confidence..a reminder, that one should keep creating for oneself. It’s how we will find happiness in life, right?

  2. I love that—keep creating an keep at it, no matter what! That’s what makes us write our #soulful posts every week, right, Vinitha?

    We are riddled with self-doubts all the time and any number of reminders are less, I believe, to lift us out of the negativity and keep the creative spirit alive and thriving within. I feel engaging in different forms of creativity helps me when I’m stuck. The idea is to keep at it, and not quit. I’m so glad you shared this beautiful reminder with us to nudge us out of our inhibitions. Loved the poem, Vinitha.

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