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Shattered Ideas

Updated on June 14, 2010

I've been here before not sure not knowing revealing what I don't know what I'd like to know, I think.

I'm not sure which way to go I hate not knowing which way to go to the old or to the new?

I don't mind asking help me tell me But when you do I wont want to accept it.

It doesn't feel right like a coat that's too tight too constricted Or one that's too big too heavy cumbersome.

So I creep into a corner and it gets smaller closing in no room for me I find a bigger one I go there but it doesn't feel safe It scares me They tell me to stay there.

Try it for a while there is room for new ideas But I worry how will I recognize them? How will I know if they're good or if they're bad? And where should I put them when I find them?

They float before me but when I reach for them they fall apart like charred bits of paper rising from a bondfire. I touch them and they shatter in my hands.

I press them to my head and wait, hoping they will seep inside to someplace deep within my mind, entwining and combining to form new ones.


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    • alekhouse profile imageAUTHOR

      Nancy Hinchliff 

      8 years ago from Essex Junction, Vermont

      Thanks again, Pearldiver. I'm really honored you took the time to read so many of my poems.

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      Rob Welsh 

      8 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time.

      Consciousness style... thank you Laura (Wordscribe) this certainly is a fine example of that style. I think this poem crys out to be heard... now who can find to read it out loud? Thank you for sharing this.

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      Nancy Hinchliff 

      9 years ago from Essex Junction, Vermont

      "...consciousness style, not sure if that was the intent..." Yes that's exactly what it was. Thanks for getting it and commenting. Glad you enjoyed it.

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      9 years ago

      That's lovely, alekhouse. I enjoyed it's stream of consciousness style, not sure if that was the intent, however. It's a great look into the inner mind of creativity. Nicely done!

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      Nancy Hinchliff 

      9 years ago from Essex Junction, Vermont

      Thanks, SP. Glad you enjoyed the poem.

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      9 years ago from Southern California, USA

      I like how you ask questions and keep an open mind in this poem. This poem shows you are always investigating the world around you, and that is a good thing :).

    • alekhouse profile imageAUTHOR

      Nancy Hinchliff 

      9 years ago from Essex Junction, Vermont

      Maggs, Thank you so much for such a wonderful comment.Glad you enjoyed the poem.

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      9 years ago from Sunny Spain

      A wonderful hub, I think I have been there but could never have told anyone about it as beautifully as you have.

    • alekhouse profile imageAUTHOR

      Nancy Hinchliff 

      9 years ago from Essex Junction, Vermont

      You're welcome and thanks for the comment

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      9 years ago from Pearl of the Orient

      ...great that they are combining to form new ones! thank you ma'am for sharing.. :)...

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      Audrey Kirchner 

      9 years ago from Washington

      Love it - too funny though - like you didn't notice it was the picture too. I like the idea of fragmented ideas coming together to form a really good one and I strive for that!

    • alekhouse profile imageAUTHOR

      Nancy Hinchliff 

      9 years ago from Essex Junction, Vermont

      Thanks for the nice comments.

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      Moulik Mistry 

      9 years ago from Burdwan, West Bengal, India

      Beautiful thoughts expressed so beautifully...

    • alekhouse profile imageAUTHOR

      Nancy Hinchliff 

      9 years ago from Essex Junction, Vermont

      Of course it's poetry, that's what I do. :=) Thanks for noticing. I would have posted it in better form but didn't have time to fool with the html to get it right.

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      9 years ago

      This is an interesting style. It flows. It has rhythm. It is poetry!


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