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Drivel of the Mind

Updated on August 3, 2011


Faster now, a mile a minute

A whirlwind of thoughts and questions

Back and forth, left and right

Nothing makes sense

Just a jumble of words from pen to paper

Jabberer and malcontent of nothing

Wrapped around an endless sputter

Of words that mean nothing

Yet everything all at once

Three, two, one

Starts the countdown

Submerged into a place far darker than intended

Up and down, a roaring crescendo

Of thoughts and words combined

Faster and faster the merry go round spins

On a whirlwind of emptiness

And in a blink of an eye




But only for a moment

Contrite and unintentionally so

For what justifies the feeling

Nothing spoken, nothing predetermined

Only acquisition of a lucid mind

Everything spins in colors of lilac and blue

Nothing makes sense, everything makes sense

Nonetheless I’m stuck here, motionless

Unprepared for the actions that follow

Stop first ,then proceed

Into what possibly might inexplicably be

The very best reverie of all reality

Lost yet found, forgotten yet reminiscent

Of everything familiar and meaningless

Hold your breath

Now exhale slowly

Are you getting the picture?

Because I know I’m not

Unsure yet knowing

Awakened yet I slumber

In a sea of what is and what may be

Lulling back to my sense of security

A safe place to rest my head

Unnerving yet tranquil

I seek retribution upon whatever I see fit

Faster and faster the merry go round spins

On a whirlwind of emptiness

And in a blink of an eye





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    • WillStarr profile image


      7 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      I really like this!

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      7 years ago

      Wonderful piece of writing. Irony and conflict nicely embedded.

    • Rosemay50 profile image

      Rosemary Sadler 

      7 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

      Sometimes the instantaneous poems or essays written turn out to be really good as apposed to the ones we put a lot of thought into. lol

    • BethanyLynn211 profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from Bangor, Pa

      Thank you Rosemay. I was having one of those restlessIwanttowritebutdontknowwhattowrite moments tonight and decided just to let it flow in whatever form it may. Even though I sound like I am quite possibly insane in this poem. lol

    • Rosemay50 profile image

      Rosemary Sadler 

      7 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

      I love the way you have written this

      Sounds a little like me when siting exams in college.


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