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Nonsense - Poem about Foolishness

Updated on December 23, 2014

Is my rambling all foolishness?

Writing into the night is something writers often do. In my spiral notebook of “The A.M. Poems,” this is what I do. Maybe that’s just “foolishness” to a lot of people, but to those who must write, we must write.

Yet as the night wanes and the coffee is gone, even though the words might be coming, they are slowing and hesitant—or maybe just not making as much sense to a tired brain. Foolish babbling in the mind forces the poet to finally put aside his pen, his laptop, or his “quill,” as one of my fellow writers would say…and just stop.


Writing and rambling into the night....
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Foolish Babbling

Foolish babbling,

Incessant windiness

Too much mind work

Or pen work

Or maybe the hour of the night

Or the craziness in the air

Or in my head.


Wasteful words,

Incomprehensible idioms

Too vague

Or farfetched

Or stupid or corny

Or simply just

Not thought out enough.


Stop it all.

Dim that light.

Put it all aside.

Drop that cursed pen,

Tormented brain,

And let it rest,

As I rest.


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    • Victoria Lynn profile imageAUTHOR

      Victoria Lynn 

      6 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      I agree, saddlerider. Sometimes we just have to take a break from it, even though our minds are still running. The note pad by the bed is a good idea. I should do that. Most of my nightmares are about my day job, though, unfortunately. Wish I could turn that into something constructive. Maybe I do by diving into writing from time to time. Thanks for commenting. Always a pleasure to hear from you.

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      saddlerider1 

      6 years ago

      Good idea to recycle this one as a reminder to all us writers, to give our brains a rest from time to time. I know the feeling and that's why I keep a note pad on my bed table for those nightmares that won't let me sleep.

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      Victoria Lynn 

      6 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      I thought it was time to recycle one of my earlier poems.:-)

    • Victoria Lynn profile imageAUTHOR

      Victoria Lynn 

      6 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Exactly, sonia05! Whirling thoughts hitting the paper! Thanks for reading and commenting.

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      sonia05 

      6 years ago from india

      very nice poem and so very true because I understand what it means to be in such a state where number of thoughts run through and nothing concrete come out!!!

      thank you for sharing!

    • Victoria Lynn profile imageAUTHOR

      Victoria Lynn 

      6 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Me, too, WillStarr! Thanks for stopping by!

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      WillStarr 

      6 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      Boy, howdy! Been there many times.

    • Victoria Lynn profile imageAUTHOR

      Victoria Lynn 

      6 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Perfectly described, Seeker7! I think I like you. I know I LOVE your comments! I'm going to have to check out YOUR hubs, too! Thanks for checking out my poems. I do appreciate it!

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      Helen Murphy Howell 

      6 years ago from Fife, Scotland

      Oh I agree with this. Whether a poet or article writer we all have this infuriating bug having millions of random, silly, freaky thoughts plaguing or sleep time - this poem said it all and more - absolutely awesome!

    • Victoria Lynn profile imageAUTHOR

      Victoria Lynn 

      6 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Thanks, Movie Master! Great feedback--I do appreciate it!

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      Movie Master 

      6 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Victoria, I agree with Binaya this foolish babbling is a terrific poem, and it makes complete sense I can certainly relate to it!

      Love it and voted up.

    • Victoria Lynn profile imageAUTHOR

      Victoria Lynn 

      6 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Well, thank you, Binaya! I appreciate that. I also stopped over to read one of your poems, and thought it was awesome! Will continue reading!

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      Binaya.Ghimire 

      6 years ago

      This is actually not "wasteful words" rather very interestingly written poem.

    • Victoria Lynn profile imageAUTHOR

      Victoria Lynn 

      6 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Oh, thanks so much tnderhrt! I can tell from your poetry and your profile page about your passions that you indeed DO have a "tender heart." Thanks for reading. I do appreciate your comments.

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      tnderhrt23 

      6 years ago

      I surely identify with this! You expressed it well!

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