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Poem: Jumbled Thoughts

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Poem Summary

Jumbled thoughts is a poem about her words feeling trapped. Like being stuck inside a book with thoughts rambling in her brain and nothing making sense. She cannot form the perfect words to speak. If she could only take a picture of these scrambled ideas she could write foolproof sentences.

"If You Could Read My Mind" by Gordon Lightfoot

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Jumbled Thoughts

She feels like she is trapped
inside a book,
her feelings wanting to emerge
but her words are stuck inside the page.

Thoughts rambling through her mind
not making sense
with the conversation in her brain,
unable to form the perfect words
she wants to speak.

If only her brain could snap a picture
capturing those scrambled ideas
floating from of her head,
she could utter foolproof sentences.

"Can You Read My Mind" by Maureen McGovern

© 2020 BRENDA ARLEDGE

Comments

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on January 27, 2021:

Peggy,

Thank you.

This poem sounds alot like the way I feel at times.

I always know what I want to say...but the words don't quite come out the way I mean them. (Unless I'm writing..lol!)

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on January 27, 2021:

Trapped inside of a book and the inability to express words...what a clever way to express jumbled thoughts!

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on January 27, 2021:

Making sense of those words scrambled in her brain

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on January 13, 2020:

Manatita44,

Yes...this does happen.

Thank you for reading. I find my thoughts jumbled quite often, but once the words are unscrambled it is lovely.

Enjoy your day!

manatita44 from london on January 13, 2020:

A common one. One person even admitted this in one of my Hub comments. We are indeed perplexed from time to time, some more so than others. Lovely piece.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on January 11, 2020:

Kari,

I am delighted you can feel my poetry.

Sad that you do...but it makes me feel like someone understands all these scribbled words I write.

Hope your day is great!

Kari Poulsen from Ohio on January 11, 2020:

Brenda, it is so hard to show my feelings. I relate to so many of your poems.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on January 09, 2020:

Thank you, Lorna.

I appreciate you reading my work.

Thanks for saying the writing on this one is clever.

Enjoy the day.

Lorna Lamon on January 09, 2020:

It's not always easy to form meaningful words when our minds are in turmoil. Your poem shows clearly the chaos and I love the lines "then write foolproof sentences onto the pages". Clever writing Brenda - loved it.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on January 08, 2020:

Jason,

Thank you so much for this kind and awesome comment.

I am delighted you like this one.

Thank you for reading.

I hope your day is wonderful.

Jason Nicolosi from AZ on January 08, 2020:

Brenda, I loved the poem. I thought it was a great write. That first sentence is amazing. "She feels like she is trapped inside a book, her feelings wanting to emerge but the words seem stuck to the page." That line creates such imagery, that it made me stop and pause to take it in. Even as I write this comment I can't help but read that line over and over. I just think its so great. Well done!

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