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Poem: Jumbled Thoughts

I am a writer. My passion is poetry. I feel words connect people together and help us to understand the feelings we share.

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

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