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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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      papajack 7 years ago

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

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      Nancy Hinchliff 7 years ago from Louisville, Kentucky

      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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      Moulik Mistry 7 years ago from Burdwan, West Bengal, India

      Beautiful thoughts expressed so beautifully...

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      Nancy Hinchliff 7 years ago from Louisville, Kentucky

      Thanks for the nice comments.

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      Audrey Kirchner 7 years ago from Central Oregon

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

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      pinkhawk 7 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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      Nancy Hinchliff 7 years ago from Louisville, Kentucky

      You're welcome and thanks for the comment

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      maggs224 7 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.

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      Nancy Hinchliff 7 years ago from Louisville, Kentucky

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

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      SweetiePie 7 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 :).

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      Nancy Hinchliff 7 years ago from Louisville, Kentucky

      Thanks, SP. Glad you enjoyed the poem.

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      wordscribe41 7 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 7 years ago from Louisville, Kentucky

      "...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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      Rob Welsh 6 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 6 years ago from Louisville, Kentucky

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

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