Written for:  dVerse Poets Pub – Quadrille #60 – Itch   (posted by Grace)
“To kick off this week’s celebration, we will play with the theme of “7”, (hint, hint). Do you have that itch to write after a hiatus? Do you have an unscratched itch? Do you believe in the 7 year itch? Do you have an itchy feet and want to hitchhike across the country? I hope you are itching to play our Quadrille today.”


Like an itch that cannot be scratched,
she longs to break free of numbing
idleness. Get out and live. Life has
its own ideas, throwing unpleasant
surprises one after another. She feels
plotted against, thwarted at each
attempt. She writes, she draws,
she dreams.


About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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28 Responses to Thwarted

  1. Frank Hubeny says:

    Delay can feel like an itching that one can do little about.


  2. Grace says:

    For me, writing is an outlet, and of course the dreaming never stops ~ I hope that itch to write continues for you no matter life’s surprises and thwarted plans ~

    Thanks for being part of our journey Sara ~ Happy anniversary !!!!


  3. V.J. Knutson says:

    Portrait of this reader – I can relate.


  4. rothpoetry says:

    Well done! The yearning to be free is in every heart!


  5. Maggie C says:

    Thwarted by idleness… I can relate.


  6. mhmp77 says:


    thwarted at each
    attempt. She writes, she draws,
    she dreams.

    It is good that she keeps herself busy all the time! She should be more productive than just dreaming, though!



  7. kim881 says:

    I so get this!


  8. Ayala says:

    The world is waiting for her!


  9. sanaarizvi says:

    Sigh I can relate to this feeling.. oh to be careless and free 💜


  10. lillian says:

    oh my yes……….the release of writing, drawing and dreams! 🙂 Well written, my dVerse friend!


  11. sometimes, the only way to “escape” is to scratch the itch, and scratch and itch the creative side … pen to paper, scritch scritch scritch …. for not all itches are actually “bad” … some actually do offer comfort and release …


  12. It seems as though many of us can relate to this Part of being a writer, I suppose.


  13. Mish says:

    There certainly are those things that get in the way of our dreams, our itches so to speak and I believe it is truly more difficult for some to scratch those itches. I love the ending of your quadrille.
    “She writes, she draws, she dreams.”


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