Positive To Negative

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic

An idea pops up......write it down quickly!!

Positive To Negative

 

I’m positively positive and negatively not,

the next line I’ve forgotten, this happens quite a lot.

 

It jumps about inside my head giving a big shout

but starts to get distorted when I come to write it out.

 

The words I want are oh so clear deep inside my brain

but trying to get hold of them’s like trying to drink rain;

 

a little drip, a little drop – the effort is too great,

but to give up on an idea is something that I hate.

 

Yes’, I say, ‘it’s still there, waiting for me to write’;

No’, I say, still struggling but tiring of the fight.

 

Don’t give up’, I tell myself, ‘you are going to win.’

Concede defeat, why don’t you ‘cause your brain is like a pin.’

 

So off I’ll go and start to work on another task

and then you know what happens – you don’t need to ask.

 

As soon as I get started, those words get clear and strong --

I’ll grab a piece of paper and write before they’re gone!


Submitted: October 10, 2016

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Lionel Walfish

Oh so true, Hully !!

(If I don't carry a small notebook and pen with me, an idea can be gone forever.)

Mon, October 10th, 2016 5:04pm

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Yep. When I'm going to sleep, or waking up, or more often still, up to my elbows in water......an idea will pop up!
Thanks for reading, Lionel.

Mon, October 10th, 2016 10:21am

Doe Bades

I agree. It happens to me all the time. Sometimes laziness

Mon, October 10th, 2016 6:23pm

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Thanks for reading!!!

Mon, October 10th, 2016 11:25am

Mike S.

Yeah, that's usually the way with us writers, if I don't write something right when I think of it, it's usually changed, or gone completely!

Mon, October 10th, 2016 6:43pm

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I lay there, think up something, get up in the morning and it's gone!! Thanks for reading, Mike!

Mon, October 10th, 2016 11:57am

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