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I Don't Always Write What's Right

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Ideas Rise Out Of No Where And Disappear Just As Fast

I follow their lead

As far as I can go

I have an image in my head

I try to put words together that follow that pattern

The thought might of just crossed my mind

Then again it can be something that I have been thinking about for awhile

Either way, I have to let it out

Sometimes it is like pulling teeth

Then again it can be a little clue at a time

That has surfaced like a message in a bottle

I am happy to be thinking so many incredible thoughts

I know my next line is only sixty-three characters away

As each idea talks to me like we were having a one on one conversation

The only problem is...

There is nobody else in the room

So I walk through my beat like an old policeman on foot

Step by step

Always checking out my surroundings

Trying to stay in tune with any feelings that may surface

Like a large ball that gets tossed in the water

It makes a big splash in the beginning

Then quickly everything seems to quiet down

I can dismiss any idea at an instant

Then I can follow a whim

It is a hit or miss

I don't know unless I try

I just thought I would share my inner workings

Then you have the scoop before I reach for the ice cream

The cat is out of the bag

I am often amazed by what happens in a very short time

A story starts to materialize

I still don't have the ending

I barely have the beginning

The middle is starting to grow in size

It is like sitting down to an open buffet

We all know where to start

We don't know where we are going to finish

On more bite

Now we are full to the gills

We ever so slowly lift ourselves from the table

We have had enough

Then everything comes to a complete halt

Not before adding in a few last words

Now I can go off to bed

With a clear mind and a clear conscious






Comments

DREAM ON (author) on August 16, 2020:

Greg Cain Thoughts are amazing and very complicated at the same time. They can push you to goals and dreams you could have never imagined. Then they can also drive you out of your mind. By teasing you along the way. Enticing you to do more. They can drift away with the next wave or they can come crashing down all around you. There is nobody to blame. Thank you for sharing my thoughts and ideas. I appreciate your comment and at the same time can't wait to see what you see. There are so many talented people that are so close to developing and making so many wonderful things. It just takes patience and endurance. Have a great Sunday. Sometimes I get so busy that it takes me a few days to get back to any comment. I have read it over and over to reinforce the good. Now we continue on and make the day what we want it to be. A mystery and half fantasy unveiled to reality. Thank you so much for finding me.

greg cain from Moscow, Idaho, USA on August 12, 2020:

Dream On, I love this piece because I can relate to it. I put something together some number of months ago about a similar topic: an idea is there, then it’s gone. Maybe it’ll come back, maybe it won’t. But I especially love the imagery of an idea that doesn’t have an ending or beginning but is growing in the middle. I love that description; it creates a visual. Nicely done and thanks for sharing with all of us.

DREAM ON (author) on July 01, 2020:

Gypsy Rose Lee I never heard of the site Medium. There are so many good writing sites. You can Google what other people have posted. Then again ask the writers here on HubPages they are more knowledgable and experienced. I squeeze a little time in here. Busy with yard work and work. Spending more time thinking than writing. Trying to pull it all together. It is like rolling up a hundred-foot extension cord in your arms. It starts out good then we start getting tangled. Thank you for reading and sharing. Please, let me know what you find? I will keep looking for you. Have a wonderful night.

Gypsy Rose Lee from Daytona Beach, Florida on June 25, 2020:

Do you know the writing site Medium? I am there in the Partners Program because they say you earn more that way but I cannot seem to make a go of things. Anyway, they write about many different topics and I have seen lately that personal stories are of interest. I was looking for a platform to post some of the stories about my dad and my parents and things that happened during WWII and so on. Do you think these might have potential on Medium?

DREAM ON (author) on June 21, 2020:

John Hansen You are only too kind. I appreciate the good feedback but I am sure there are more times than I want to count that I bore people with my thoughts that are sometimes confusing and tricky to translate. I am self-taught. I learn as I go. I will leave no stone unturned. So I do everything to get my point across. If that means making mistakes along the slippery road so be it. It is not the first time I stepped in mud and it won't be the last time. If I went down this road just an hour before I would be dry as a bone. But I waited and hesitated. See what happens when you don't act right away. You have to walk in mud. Then wash your dirty clothes up. Not to say make everything else dirty along the way. Thank you so much. I do really love your support and generosity. It takes me places I have never been. Then places I can't wait to go back many times after. Have a great day.

John Hansen from Queensland Australia on June 20, 2020:

DreamOn, I love how your mind works..it seems everything in your day becomes potential material to write about. How wonderful to be able to jot down every thought and share it with others so randomly. Well done.