Sunday, July 17, 2011

I Tried – But I’m Just a Scatter-head


Image by Rosie Hardy
My poem entry for One Shoot Sunday 17 July 2011, at One Stop Poetry

I tried to meditate
contemplate, reflect
and recollect
but my thoughts -
like three at once
were on the run.
I tried to focus
a purpose of mind
by intention
and not design
yet I still felt.....
blind.
I tried to think of a place
a difference of time
all these running thoughts
of mine.....
I tried to think of a farmer
and his wife
he had a gun
and she – a knife
- the tales.... she could tell.
I tried
but in the end
my thoughts just ran away
I guess.....
I’m just a scatter-head.

8 comments:

  1. ha. love the take on the prompt...had that 'thought' but you pulled it off very well...

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  2. Can certainly relate... now were the heck did I put my iPad! lol Always a pleasure visiting. Thanks for joining in the fun one last time, David.

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  3. I like the part about the tales she could tell :)

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  4. it took me 'til "blind" to realize where this was heading. well done. a very fun and interesting take on the prompt. thoughts most definitely have a way of scampering off before I'm able to make sense of them.

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  5. Fabulously clever take on this one. Love the scattered thoughts running.

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  6. great comparison to your thoughts running like blind mice.

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  7. many minds many places or one mind in many places?

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