Poetry : Thinking On The Brain

Updated on November 12, 2019
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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.

12/11/2019

A writer is someone for whom writing is more difficult than it is for other people."

--Thomas Mann, Essays of Three Decades

© 2019 Lynne Samuel

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    • lynnes75 profile imageAUTHOR

      Lynne Samuel 

      9 months ago from Malaysia

      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!

      Thanks!

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      BRENDA ARLEDGE 

      9 months ago from Washington Court House

      This one is quite cute. I like it!

      Sometimes something does come out of nothing

      Great write!

    • lynnes75 profile imageAUTHOR

      Lynne Samuel 

      9 months ago from Malaysia

      Thank you so much, Devika. Bless you.

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      Devika Primic 

      10 months ago

      Interesting and you are wise with words.

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      Robert Sacchi 

      10 months ago

      Yes, :-)

    • lynnes75 profile imageAUTHOR

      Lynne Samuel 

      10 months ago from Malaysia

      Thank you, Robert.

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

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      Robert Sacchi 

      10 months ago

      A clever poem about thinking.

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      Lynne Samuel 

      10 months ago from Malaysia

      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.

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      manatita44 

      10 months ago from london

      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.

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      Lynne Samuel 

      10 months ago from Malaysia

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

      Thanks.

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      John Hansen 

      10 months ago from Queensland Australia

      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.

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      Lynne Samuel 

      10 months ago from Malaysia

      @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?

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      manatita44 

      10 months ago from london

      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?

    • lynnes75 profile imageAUTHOR

      Lynne Samuel 

      10 months ago from Malaysia

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

      Thank you, Iqra.

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      Iqra 

      10 months ago from Pakistan

      goodness!!! Outstanding poem

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

      i enjoyed the whole read,

      lovely....

    • lynnes75 profile imageAUTHOR

      Lynne Samuel 

      10 months ago from Malaysia

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

      Thank you, manatita.

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      Lynne Samuel 

      10 months ago from Malaysia

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

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      manatita44 

      10 months ago from london

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

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      Lorna Lamon 

      10 months ago

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

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