I'm sure this has happened to most of you
You come up with a brilliant thought
Before getting a chance to write it down
It vanishes just like a shot!
You try and try so hard to remember
Could it be some great new invention?
Your mind's travelled south for the winter
And has no capacity for retention
You start to sweat and feel the panic
Was it a marvellous new discovery?
Was it going to change the way we live?
The odds are slim for recovery
You consider the electric shock treatment
Sticking your finger in a socket
Reconsidered 'cause your hands were wet
Jammed 'em back into your pocket
So you resign yourself and figure it's gone
Then back it pops into your brain
What you were trying so hard to remember
Was your Mom and Pop's last name!
©Jack Ellison 2012