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A Quickie Before It Is Too Late


A Little Bit Naughty

A little bit nice

Like a heated chocolate chip muffin with butter early in the morning

Surprise I thought it was a blueberry muffin with sprinkled sugar on the top

I picked up the blueberry muffin first

Then I put it down to get this one instead

I saw bran muffins

They are healthy but I have to be in the mood

Blueberry I really like

Not this time

We can't eat muffins all the time

When we do have them

They are so good

This chocolate muffin is delicious

Just one thought of many thoughts

You can read into many ways

You could be right

You could be wrong

That is why I love poems

If I can capture your attention

Just for a moment

Then I have to keep your attention

Reel you in

Like a fish on a line

Slow and always ready

Holding the pole steady

At any time I could lose you

If I don't keep the tension on the line

You will pull free and getaway

There is always a chance I can hook you

Where you aren't going anywhere soon

Then again you could be just nibbling

Taking small pieces and swim away faster than you came

Isn't it wonderful that we can all think many thoughts at the same time?

Each with many different meanings and outcomes

Is it right?

Is it wrong?

I think it is just the way life is

Part right part wrong

We get to decide what we want

If it is early in the morning or late at night

Thoughts lead to action

Not all the time

They can lead to more thoughts

This brings me to my point

If we can make the best out of every situation

Then aren't we all better off

To start the day off on the right foot

Maybe to lay in bed a little longer

To take a quick nap

Get up and go and do something we wouldn't dream of

To laugh when we are having fun

To enjoy the person next to us

Without looking at our cell phone for the next few hours

Don't worry I wasn't that mean

Even though I thought wouldn't it be great to hide it from you

To make you wonder?

Where is my phone?

What is your next thought?

I knew I should have looked at it sooner

Then you can jump to all kinds of conclusions

See what happens when I listen to you

So many thoughts so little time

I get in trouble

I didn't create the trouble

You did

Are we who we are or what we think we are?

There is a big difference

I may go out of my way and be kind to someone

Then I can think of going out of my way

To help someone and believe in my mind I would have done it

If only I had the time

If only that person wasn't there to offer help before I came

Now they don't need my help

Convincing myself

They are all set

A conversation in my own mind

I never lifted a finger

If it is a big thing

I can call the police and they will handle it

It is their job

This way I shrug myself of all my responsibility

What about all the little things that fall through the cracks

Somewhere in between the big and the less important

I believe those are the things and times that make the difference in our life

So look at that one person that you really care for

Tell them how you feel

You will feel better

They will feel better

You might want to do it again and again

Who knows where it could lead

Even if you see no change

Change can be slow and take time

I am often corrected by Grammarly on many words that I write

I spelled Grammarly wrong and I had a pop up correct me once again

How cool was that

It is like a little voice in my head

You are not listening

So they remind you on the screen you are typing on

I am still here

Until you fix the problem

No matter how little and simple it is

You would be surprised how many changes I have made

Since I first started writing this poem

If you have the time

You have found a way to make it happen

The results may be overwhelming in your favor

Hands down no question

What a great move

Perfect timing

Just the thing I needed

Just what I always wanted

You never know unless you try

Sometimes trying is just enough

The outcome is uncertain

The fun is in trying

Happy morning and a good day to you too

An early eye-opener for sure

Maybe not a jaw-dropper

Remember imagination is the key

Again with the phone

No, I don't know your password to your phone

Yes, your phone is exactly where you left it

Now was it you or me that let out that last moan


DREAM ON (author) on January 20, 2021:

Ann Carr It is funny how many different styles and techniques each person has to start writing and in so many different directions a story can go. It depends on the writer's insight and vision. I can easily get lost in reading and enjoying so many different thoughts. After reading I come away with different feelings and views I never know existed. After the Inauguration of President Biden today we can only hope people will mend our differences and find a common ground. Only time will tell. Thank you for all your comments and support. Have a wonderful night.

Ann Carr from SW England on January 19, 2021:

I don't have that conflict with television and writing. I watch very little tv, usually just old series that I particular enjoyed first time round. I have so many notes for picking up writing ideas that I don't have a conflict, but I do have to be in the mood for writing. Just occasionally, I'm not and I find that I just have to accept that and come back later - it usually works and often I have better ideas and the writing goes in a completely different direction!

Trains of thought are so interesting!


DREAM ON (author) on January 18, 2021:

Ann Carr I like picturing myself all different things when I write. I try to be like a sponge and soak it all in. Other times I like being like the wind and blowing in the breeze in every direction just by the slightest touch of air. I find life limitless and so are writing stories from each amazing thought. Stories are like rainbows they are here today and gone tomorrow. If you are blessed you might see one. If you are really blessed you might share one. if you are really, really blessed you may see one, share one, and create a new one. Lots to think about. Only for this moment then all is blank. i start fresh as if life just began. Have a beautiful and lovely morning. It is almost 5 A.M. here. My wife must of got a touch of a bug. She felt nauseous last night and it went away. Tonight she woke up from a deep sleep only to throw up. She can't remember the last time she was sick. She woke me up and she went back to sleep. Now I can't sleep. My mind floating with ideas. Usually, as soon as my head hits the pillow I am out like a light. Not the loudest noise would wake me. Pleasant dreams and thank you again for being so nice.

DREAM ON (author) on January 18, 2021:

Ann Carr I make it a point to hit save even after I write a few lines. Then I keep following the same pattern. Now it is more of a habit. When I write it is just at the moment. After it disappears most of my thoughts go with it. I am happy that your writing turned out well. I am a sucker for a sad story that turns out good. I love the Hallmark channel where they have all the movies made for t.v. I can't watch one because then I want to watch them all. I find if I watch too much t.v. I feel less like writing and lazier. I get aggravated when my thoughts argue with the other thoughts and feelings I have. It is like an internal struggle should I write should I watch t.v. When I write I feel so much joy and satisfaction. Then when I watch t.v. I feel the same. When I write I am actively thinking. When I watch t.v. I am passive. After doing both writing and watching t.v. after a few days I completely forget what I have done. My mind is busy with new thoughts and ideas. Kind of strange but I am used to it by now. I wonder if I made any sense? Maybe you could explain your thoughts on the subject? I would gladly listen. It might be a writer's imagination set free. Thank you so much for reading and sharing. Another day of wonder and grace.

Ann Carr from SW England on January 14, 2021:

I like that you changed this bit, which was good, but this is better (and you spelt 'reel' correctly!:

Then I have to keep your attention

Reel you in

Like a fish on a line

Slow and always ready

Holding the pole steady

At any time I could lose you

If I don't keep the tension on the line

You will pull free and getaway

That's exactly what we writers have to do!


Ann Carr from SW England on January 14, 2021:

Will re-read as requested! Funny, a similar thing happened to me last night, but on my iPad, which is far too small for typing a hub - it didn't go to automatic save and I hit something (no idea what) and my final para which I'd taken ages to write, just disappeared. However, when I rewrote it this morning, it turned out much better and I added a few more things! There must be something in the air!


DREAM ON (author) on January 14, 2021:

Ann Carr I just erased everything I had just typed in a comment. There is some spot on the left side of my keyboard that my fingers hit and the comment disappears off the screen. I wonder if you know what I touch. My comment is sent into la-la land. Here I go again. Wow, it was nice to see a comment so fast. I went back and made a few changes. Let me know if you like them? My thoughts come so quick and fast. When I tell you ten minutes before I started writing my mind was a clean slate. Then one thought leads to another idea. One line leads to another line like an Etch A Sketch. This is where I was before. I am going to save it before this gets demolished. Wiped out like an old abandon building on a construction site. Thank you so much for all your comments. They give me thrill after thrill of happiness. Life is pretty cool that way. Have a fantstic day.

Ann Carr from SW England on January 14, 2021:

Love this! I like the line 'Are we what we are or what we think we are?', amongst many others. That got me thinking hard!

I like the idea of just doing whatever you feel like if you can. I tend to think that I should do certain things at certain times, like a routine that I've had for years. I have to remind myself that I'm retired now - I can do what I like when I like! So why do I feel guilty if I have a lie-in? Silly! I need the rest sometimes, then another day I'll get up much earlier than usual. Strange how the mind controls us rather than we controlling it. I need to take the reins!

Keep on writing all this philosophy, entertaining us and making us think! And keep safe and well.


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