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Just Words - A Poem

Updated on January 31, 2013

First some thoughts

Occur to me,

At different points

Throughout the day,

Words and


With clever twists

Things I'll forget

When it comes to it...

So then I


Sit down

And write,

And try to remember

With all my might

The clever things

I thought that day


And jokes

Just gone away...


Let's see

A title first!

And a first line

To start the burst

Of words and


On my page



By the barrage

Of words

That happen

By themselves

As if imprisoned

In a cell

Within a thing I call my


Then freed

By pencil...

Am I insane?


Just a little nuts

Good job really

Crafty cuts

Of time

That I don't really have

Just to write

So I can save

Or rescue is a better


The words from prison

To be heard.


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    • Jennifer Stone profile imageAUTHOR

      Jennifer Stone 

      6 years ago from the Riverbank, England

      Rahul. thank you! I'm happy you liked it! All the best, Jen

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      Jessee R 

      6 years ago from Gurgaon, India

      Interesting... this is how.... an inquisitive day leads to a verse... equally inquisitive..

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      Jennifer Stone 

      6 years ago from the Riverbank, England

      LittleFairy, thanks! I'll check out you poem too... :-) all the best, Jen

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      Jennifer Stone 

      6 years ago from the Riverbank, England

      Cris Sp, thank you! Best wishes, Jen

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      6 years ago

      Very nice and descriptive, I also just wrote a poem on what poetry is :D

    • CrisSp profile image


      6 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Just words...but very creative and original. Sharing your sentiments Jennifer.

    • Jennifer Stone profile imageAUTHOR

      Jennifer Stone 

      6 years ago from the Riverbank, England

      thelyricwriter, thank you for your lovely comments, votes and the share! :-) I'm sure I forget much more than I actually get to write... Best wishes from the riverbank, Jen

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      Richard Ricky Hale 

      6 years ago from West Virginia

      Jennifer, very cool poem. I always try to keep a pen and pad around because lyrics come to my mind throughout the day. If I don't, I would forget them forever. Can you only imagine all the great things that have come to mind and have been forgotten? Voted up, awesome, and interesting Jennifer. Shared also.

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      Jennifer Stone 

      6 years ago from the Riverbank, England

      Thanks Jan! :-) I can often be seen to be muttering away to myself, maybe a dictating machine is the answer... then I wouldn't get so many funny looks.... lol

      Best wishes from the riverbank, Jen

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      6 years ago

      This poem describes excatly how a writer needs to think. I have a dictating machine and if something comes to mind, out it comes and I talk away! On a couple of occasions in the past I've thought of something in the middle of the night and then forgot; so now keep a note pad ready!

      Loved this poem really good, and voted up,


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      Jennifer Stone 

      6 years ago from the Riverbank, England

      To Shinngirisheyes, whonunuwho, Bill, Valleypoet, Kashmir56, bravewarrior, Debbie and Mhatter99.... Thank you all so much for your very kind words and for stopping to read my poem, feelin' a little soppy this morning, and (sadly) in a bit of a rush, so transatlantic cyber hugs coming to each and every one of you... oops... Valleypoet, I've pulled yours back from the Atlantic and sent it "up North"... :-)

      All the best from the wet and soggy riverbank in England, Jen

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      Martin Kloess 

      6 years ago from San Francisco

      Very creative expression. Thank you

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 

      6 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Jennifer what an awesome poem.. very well written .. I agree we cannot wait... I have forgotten so much,, I have to jot it down or put it on my e-mail ... love your poem

      voted up


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      Shauna L Bowling 

      6 years ago from Central Florida

      Yep, that's about the epitome of a poem! A first line comes into your head, you grab your pen and notebook and let 'er rip! If you wait, it's lost!

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      Thomas Silvia 

      6 years ago from Massachusetts

      Great well written poem which made it a awesome read !

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      6 years ago

      This was a great write, and I really enjoyed it....yes, the importance of carrying a notepad...cannot be underestimated:-))

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      Bill Holland 

      6 years ago from Olympia, WA

      The creative process, beautifully captured in your poem. Well done Jen!

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      6 years ago from United States

      Interesting poem and one whose message is received well by all who write lines that rhyme. Many of my thoughts come to me in the middle of the night and I often forget them if I don't arise from my bed and write them down. Thanks for sharing this work.

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      Shining Irish Eyes 

      6 years ago from Upstate, New York

      Jennifer - fantastic poem describing the creative process. I can relate to having to write it down. Great job.

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      Jennifer Stone 

      6 years ago from the Riverbank, England

      LaThing, thank you for reading and commenting, and for the votes! It can be frustrating can't it! I'm sure all my best work never get's written because I simply can't remember... All the best, jen

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      Jennifer Stone 

      6 years ago from the Riverbank, England

      Ah yes Epi, I do love jazz having been brought up by a jazz musician (dad plays trumpet... :-) ) and I also love swing because I love to dance! There is a time and a place for all sorts of music I agree. I have heard of those magazines but never got round to checking them out, I'll make a point of doing so! 10.32am and it's just stopped raining so may go to work.... ;-)

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      6 years ago from From a World Within, USA

      Beautiful thoughts! I usually get them in the middle of the night, and I don't want to get up and write, and by morning it's GONE! Lol..... Story of my life.

      Voting up and simply awesome!

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      6 years ago

      ...yes I have an old adage Jennifer - no Led Zeppelin before 12 noon when I wake up in the morning - I always start my day with light classical music and then progress from there during the day - although that said, lol, I've been known to blast some rock and roll on the way home in the car at 3am-5am and my drive in because I am a creature of habit is 'my clear my head and collect my thoughts' hour of driving where I am just quiet with no music (although sometimes I listen to the all news channel for the weather - or the end of the world announcements -lol)

      ...but yes big big jazz fan - I know over in the U.K. there is a big demand for jazz and the blues - are you familiar with two great magazines from the U.K - Uncut and Mojo - if not , check them out online - they're awesome - 5:19am (jazz and classical and soundtrack music is great for writing too)

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      Jennifer Stone 

      6 years ago from the Riverbank, England

      Hi Epi, good to see you! Thanks for reading my little poem :-) Loving your taste in music by the way... My summer was full of madness, festivals, sunshine and monsoons... :-) not sure what to expect from the coming seasons but I know I need the rain to stop so I can go and do some work on some peoples gardens!! (I have a feeling winter's gonna be a cold one... wood burner already lit!) Warm thoughts and good energy coming right back at ya from the river bank in England, all the best, Jen

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      Jennifer Stone 

      6 years ago from the Riverbank, England

      Dghbrh, thank you! :-) All the best, Jen

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      6 years ago

      Hi Jennifer - just arrived home safe and sound from night shift to my two best friends Little Miss Tiffy and Mister Gabriel and to your wonderful poem about the creative process (as maddening and frustrating as it can be sometimes) which pretty well says it all - and should be a primer for all writers young and old; experienced and novice to read ..... hubbravo from the epi-man who is listening to some nice jazz with Chet Baker and Art Pepper and a couple of beers and warm wishes and good energy sent to you from lake erie time canada 5:01am and how was your summer? What do you expect for your fall and winter - weather wise?

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      6 years ago from ...... a place beyond now and beyond here !!!

      nice poem...voted up, awesome and shares.

    • Jennifer Stone profile imageAUTHOR

      Jennifer Stone 

      6 years ago from the Riverbank, England

      Thank you Kamalesh, for your lovely comment and the votes! All the best, Jen

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      6 years ago from Sahaganj, Dist. Hooghly, West Bengal, India

      Wow, it is indeed an Excellent poem. Voted Up & Awesome.

      Best Wishes, Kamalesh


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