Writing a Story

I want to write a story,

A magical tale spun of gold,

Taking the reader tumbling,

Soaring into another world.

I pick up my pen to write

And stare blankly at the page

All clean and white

My ideas trapped in an internal cage.

The right words elude me,

One by one, the ideas slip away

Like waves receding into the sea

And I don't know what I want to say.