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Poetry : Thinking On The Brain

I have been writing poems and short stories for years, some of which I have published independantly. I also blog. Writing is a loved hobby.

Oh, bother."

— Winnie The Pooh

In the words of Winnie The Pooh, "Think, think, think!"

So I was trying to think of a new poem a few days ago, and found myself distracted by several things. But then, this poem came out of those distractions, so when life throws you lemons, make a poem.


The Poem

Write write write, my brain insists,
Write of love, goodwill and peace;
But the mosquito bites me and I itch,
I pick my pen and give it a pitch'!

I try again, pick up my pen,
To continue writing because I can;
The man outside drop something with a bang,
I go, "Oh for fudge' sake whang a dang!"

Think think think, I try to think,
Then my phone goes off with a ping!
Someone needs help with something or other,
So I have to help, oh brother.

Think on the sly, think on the brain,
Think of something, what a pain;
Stop the jumping, stop the noise,
Silent the phone, lower your voice!

I hope my coffee will keep me awake,
I need to write this, for goodness sake;
Wide awake, but the brain rebels,
My eyebrows twitch, my hands tremble.

Argh! I cry out, What do I do?
I got nothing, so sad boohoo!
So I write on nothing that which I gain,
Yet this poem comes out, I'm thinking on the brain.

In conclusion: Ah, look what I just wrote, something out of nothing.



© 2019 Lynne Samuel


Lynne Samuel (author) from Malaysia on December 01, 2019:

Haha, I'm glad you find it cute, Brenda. This was first a frustration taking form which morphed into a rather good poem, I think so, lol!


BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on November 28, 2019:

This one is quite cute. I like it!

Sometimes something does come out of nothing

Great write!

Lynne Samuel (author) from Malaysia on November 24, 2019:

Thank you so much, Devika. Bless you.

Devika Primic on November 23, 2019:

Interesting and you are wise with words.

Robert Sacchi on November 22, 2019:

Yes, :-)

Lynne Samuel (author) from Malaysia on November 21, 2019:

Thank you, Robert.

Nothing beats thinking about thinking, it produced ideas *smiles*

Robert Sacchi on November 21, 2019:

A clever poem about thinking.

Lynne Samuel (author) from Malaysia on November 19, 2019:

It is big, manatita, I've lived here my whole life and has yet to cover all the grounds! Time enough *smiles*

Good to know. I was reading on eastern philosophy awhile back, but got stalled halfway through. Quite interesting, I am thinking of picking it up again. Knowledge is always welcome in my book, no pun intended.

manatita44 from london on November 19, 2019:

Big place, Lynne. I have been to KL, Penang … East Kuching, etc

Yoga/Spirituality - one and the same. The early Eastern Teachers taught this, but the latter Eastern teachers included postures, (Hatha Yoga) as it was more popular and misunderstandings came.

Lynne Samuel (author) from Malaysia on November 19, 2019:

So true, John. So glad to put that theory (no more) to the test and wrote a silly but satisfying poem out of nothing!


John Hansen from Gondwana Land on November 19, 2019:

Lynne, when you can't think of anything to write just write about anything or nothing. Pick up a pen and put it to paper...sometimes magic happens. This was a fun read.

Lynne Samuel (author) from Malaysia on November 16, 2019:

@manatita Can't say that I am familiar with yoga, philosophy whatnot. However, I get the meaning. In our culture, it would refer more as a euphemism *grins*

I'm at Malaysia. And you're a Londoner?

manatita44 from london on November 15, 2019:

Haha. In Yoga philosophy, the mind is seen as a monkey. Makes sense. Some go as far as to say a monkey bitten by a scorpion!! Wow!! I just changed it a bit for humour sake.

Where's your home town?

Lynne Samuel (author) from Malaysia on November 14, 2019:

Frustrations do that to you sometimes, making you dramatic *lol*

Thank you, Iqra.

Iqra from Pakistan on November 14, 2019:

goodness!!! Outstanding poem

you could almost feel as though you were acting out the lines!

i enjoyed the whole read,


Lynne Samuel (author) from Malaysia on November 13, 2019:

Wild as a scorpion-monkey, I like that *laughs*.

Thank you, manatita.

Lynne Samuel (author) from Malaysia on November 13, 2019:

Thanks, Lorna, I do try...making the best of the situation *lol*

manatita44 from london on November 13, 2019:

Well at least you tried. This mind of ours is as wild as a scorpion-monkey. Much love.

Lorna Lamon on November 13, 2019:

Your poem made me smile Lynne and reminded me of my own writers block - now I know what to do.

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