Last of the Shenanigans!

There’s a hole in my head

Where thoughts come in

And a machine that whirls them around.

There’s a route from my brain to my pen

On page

And on the paper they’re found.

 

I wonder where the thoughts came from

And how

From ether’s cosmic flotsam,

They find a way to penetrate

My mind

And then I have to jot some

 

Notes to take, a word or few,

Flowing ink, that’s how they grew

So fast and so erratic.

Sort them out,

Place just so.

Bloody hell, ecstatic

 

It feels to me

When out they pour,

Knocking, pushing at my door.

Let me out, they seem to say,

We’re stuck. Your brain’s no place to play.

Put us, black upon the white,

We’ll dance around

And so, take flight

Until we’re tired

And rest, just right.

30 thoughts on “Last of the Shenanigans!”

      1. Too true. I’m waking up constantly through the night now trying to remember without writing down. And, it has actually worked. Not doing much for my beauty sleep though! 🙂 x

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      2. Too true. I’m waking up constantly through the night now trying to remember without writing down. And, it has actually worked. Not doing much for my beauty sleep though! 🙂 x

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  1. Beautifully written!

    ‘It feels to me

    When out they pour,

    Knocking, pushing at my door.

    Let me out, they seem to say,

    We’re stuck. Your brain’s no place to play.’

    – I love that, and completely relate.

    #PA Miss Lou
    x

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  2. I love love love this! When I was reading it I had the same kind of joy I feel when I’m reading “A Light In The Attic” to my girls.

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    1. Really??? I have been in love with it since I was a little kid. That and Where The Sidewalk Ends. I even bought my own copies and read them to the girls. It must be because I’m such a wild woman. 😉

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      1. From what I read online, there was some controversy over suitability for kids, with people going a bit mental over some poems. Big Brother stuff, by the sounds of it. You know, Little Red Riding Hood is full of violence and encourages kids to talk to strangers. Goldilocks should have been charged with breaking and entering. Silence of the Lambs had a psychopath …oh no, that one was unsuitable! :)x

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  3. This is great, especially the first two lines. Sometimes I feel like there’s a second hole where the ideas pour out again if I don’t write them down quick enough!

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