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Sometimes Nothing Makes Sense - a poem about rambling

Updated on June 30, 2014

Rambling Poem - from "The A.M. Poems"

Many years ago, when I was going through some rough times, or my young, questioning mind just couldn’t sleep, I would write into the wee hours of the mornings. I had a whole spiral notebook of these creations that I called, “The A.M. Poems.” Some of my poetry was full of ramblings, a tired brain trying to make sense of all the madness and sadness in the world. Some of the nonsense almost made some sense. Perhaps this is one of them.


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Nothing Makes Sense

Sometimes…

I’m confused

and my words get all twisted

and tangled

like a fly in a web

or cluttered like a desk

or sounding all wrong

like a gong, a long song,

or just an out-of-tune guitar;

or they shake on my tongue

and stumble about like a drunk

or a bum and start sounding way-out

wild and crazy

or just plain stupid

or messed up or dumb or

like they don’t know where to go

or what to say or what to do,

and, sometimes, before they can form coherence,

everything gets dark and the music stops,

and rain begins to fall and THEN…

NOTHING makes sense.


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    • Victoria Lynn profile imageAUTHOR

      Victoria Lynn 

      5 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      FlourishAnyway - Glad you liked it. Stuff like this is fun for me to write--and therapeutic, too!

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      FlourishAnyway 

      5 years ago from USA

      This is cute. Sometimes when you ramble a little, the best things come out!

    • Victoria Lynn profile imageAUTHOR

      Victoria Lynn 

      5 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Well said, shalone!

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      Shalone Cason 

      5 years ago from Florida

      Sometimes, not making any sense, makes the perfectest of sense! Indeed.

    • Victoria Lynn profile imageAUTHOR

      Victoria Lynn 

      6 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Victoria, that makes me happy that you feel that way about this poem. Love your name, too!

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      Victoria Stephens 

      6 years ago from London

      You describe not making sense in perfect sense. What a fantasic way to put it in words. This is my new favourite poem that I've read in a while. Thumbs up!!!

    • Victoria Lynn profile imageAUTHOR

      Victoria Lynn 

      6 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Thanks, Vellur! Thanks for the comments, as always. So nice....

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      Nithya Venkat 

      6 years ago from Dubai

      Sometimes nothing makes sense, yes your absolutely right. You have conveyed it so very well through your poem.Voted up.

    • Victoria Lynn profile imageAUTHOR

      Victoria Lynn 

      6 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Thanks, prairieprincess. That's a nice compliment! Thanks for the votes, too!

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      Sharilee Swaity 

      6 years ago from Canada

      Wow, I can relate. I love that you made a sensible poem out of things not making sense. Well done and voted up, awesome and beautiful!

    • Victoria Lynn profile imageAUTHOR

      Victoria Lynn 

      6 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      So, glad I brought you a smile, Audrey!

    • Victoria Lynn profile imageAUTHOR

      Victoria Lynn 

      6 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      I agree, jonmcclusk. Sometimes we do!

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      Audrey Howitt 

      6 years ago from California

      I must say that a.,. ramblings are the best!! You brought a smile to my lips Victoria!

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      Jonathan McCloskey 

      6 years ago from Cinnaminson, New Jersey

      Sometimes you just need to rattle off random thoughts, good for you.

    • Victoria Lynn profile imageAUTHOR

      Victoria Lynn 

      6 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      One of the first poems I ever published on HubPages. Thought I would share it for National Poetry Month!

    • Victoria Lynn profile imageAUTHOR

      Victoria Lynn 

      6 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      kcamp01--thanks! Glad you agree and that it brought you a smile!

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      kcamp01 

      6 years ago from Anniston, Alabama

      I like this a lot! Brings a smile to my face as we have ALL felt this way at times.

    • Victoria Lynn profile imageAUTHOR

      Victoria Lynn 

      7 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Raw, honest, and fresh--great compliments, snakeslane. Thanks!

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      Verlie Burroughs 

      7 years ago from Canada

      Hello Victoria Lynn, I'm with you on the original outpour, it's raw, it's honest, it's fresh.

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      Victoria Lynn 

      7 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Yeah, lots to think about, naturalsolutions! Thanks!

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      naturalsolutions 

      7 years ago

      Its simply funny that even those word has nothing to you it gives us a great thoughts and sense.

    • Victoria Lynn profile imageAUTHOR

      Victoria Lynn 

      7 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Poetic Fool--sometimes it just happens and I take advantage...when the words just come out, scribbled on a page. I may tweak them a bit, but I mostly go with the original outpour, as it is what is genuine and real and expresses what I can't articulate. There are a lot of people on hubpages that are inspiring me, and you are already doing that. Thanks for your comments, and I enjoy reading your poetry, too!

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      Poetic Fool 

      7 years ago

      Victoria, sometimes I am envious of writers like you that can let thoughts flow from mind to paper without hindering them, altering them. It makes for incredibly honest, powerful writing. My trained brain always wants to impose structure or form sometimes altering the meaning. Thanks for sharing. It encourages me to try to write with fewer inhibitions. Voted up and awesome. I look forward to more of your poetry.

    • Victoria Lynn profile imageAUTHOR

      Victoria Lynn 

      7 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Perhaps so, Binaya. I think there are elements of all those things in there. I appreciate your comments on my poetry. I am a fan of yours, too!

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      Binaya.Ghimire 

      7 years ago

      i think I can find sense in your Nothing Makes Sense. Perhaps it is about alienation, loneliness, separation...

    • Victoria Lynn profile imageAUTHOR

      Victoria Lynn 

      7 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Well, thanks, Lucky Cats, because I have and am posting more of those crazy, "rambling" poems. It's always nice to find others who understand. Maybe it's only poets...? I wish we could have a cup of coffee and talk. But we are so far away...love it that HP has brought us together!

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      Kathy 

      7 years ago from The beautiful Napa Valley, California

      Victoria...this is anything but rambling..very coherent and cohesive and, well, just about perfect. I really relate to the way you write, the feelings you express, the intros to these great poems and words..subject matter. If we were having a cup of coffee, I bet we'd talk for hours; this is how much I relate to your 'take' on life. All UPS!

    • Victoria Lynn profile imageAUTHOR

      Victoria Lynn 

      7 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Thanks, Movie Master. I love that you love my rambling and it makes sense to you. You're my kind of person!

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      Movie Master 

      7 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Victoria, I love your rambling, it makes absolute sense to me:-)

    • Victoria Lynn profile imageAUTHOR

      Victoria Lynn 

      7 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Yeah, I know, Epi. Just read two of his amazing works. I plan to read more. I plan to check out other friends you recommended. This is so exciting. What a journey!

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      epigramman 

      7 years ago

      ...and now there's a 'real' poet and a first class gentleman - Saddlerider !!!!!!!

      lake erie time 12:22am

    • Victoria Lynn profile imageAUTHOR

      Victoria Lynn 

      7 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Thank you, Epi and saddlerider. You are wonderful.I have many more a.m.poems that I'm thinking of submitting. I wasn't sure if anybody would think they had worth.Saddle-I agree with you on the red wine, and I have an a.m. poem that also talks about putting down the pen and resting while I rest. I'll have to see what you have to offer as well. Thank you both so much. Makes it all worthwhile.

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      saddlerider1 

      7 years ago

      After awhile when my Quill has dried it's tip and the ink is no longer and my crystal glass of Red Wine is finally empty and the emptiness is reflecting back at me, then I know it is time and my Muse is telling me that nothing is making sense Poet.

      Put down your Quill, dip the wick and let the smoulder of burnt wax enter your nostrils and send you off to sleep. Your ramblings are now over and it's time to lay your head on the waiting pillow and the Poet sleeps. I really enjoyed your ramblings, Bravo and rated UP.

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      epigramman 

      7 years ago

      ....well maybe you should just stay up all night into the morning - lol - and burn the midnight poetic oil because the AM writings suit you - and they suit me too!

      lake erie time 12:03am and the last full moon of the summer

    • Victoria Lynn profile imageAUTHOR

      Victoria Lynn 

      7 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Thanks, Sunshine! You may see some more ramblings! And I'll probably see more sunshine from you. haha. Talk to you soon!

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      Linda Bilyeu 

      7 years ago from Orlando, FL

      I totally understand your rambling! Way to go! :)

    • Victoria Lynn profile imageAUTHOR

      Victoria Lynn 

      7 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Hey, thanks, Classic Movie Fan!!!!! I'm trying to put a few poems on here, at least.

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      ClassicMovieFan 

      7 years ago

      Good stuff, Vicki.

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