Purpose ‐ The purpose of this paper is to convey the experience of writer's block. Design/methodology/approach ‐ The paper takes the form of a poetic exposition. Findings ‐ The paper exemplifies the mental struggle of diagnosing causes and envisaging
escape routes for rescuing creativity and writing ability. Research limitations/implications ‐ The paper suggests the commonly experienced dilemmas of both researchers and practising professionals and the thinking patterns that beset them. Originality/value ‐ The
paper offers a window into the soul of the afflicted professional report writer and research author.