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Fleeting Verse

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Fleeting Verse

Thoughts within my head ignite
Into poems to my delight
And I get quite excited when
I compose without a pen

My thoughts vanish in thin air
If I've no pen or pencil
If I forget to take great care
To wear one such utensil

Inspirations hit me
When I'm lying still
Sitting on a toilet seat
Or by a window sill

I must really make a note
To scatter pens around the floor
And as a permanent reminder
Hang one from each door

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  1. Date: 10/22/2013 2:49:00 PM
    this is a darling poem of the predicament we find ourselves in when we are without pen and paper!!! Still a few poems on this page three I have not seen. Wheeee!

    Cavanaugh Avatar Jon A Cavanaugh
    Date: 10/22/2013 4:50:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Wow, you have almost seen all my poems. That is quite an accomplishment.
  1. Date: 12/13/2012 8:52:00 AM
    Thank god you found your pen (or fingers) for this one. Such is the plight of so many a brain.

    Cavanaugh Avatar Jon A Cavanaugh
    Date: 12/14/2012 9:46:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I still lose poems. There somewhere. Hopefully one day I can retrieve them.
  1. Date: 12/11/2012 1:25:00 PM
    Jon, terrific poem and oh so true, happens to me often. Well done. Constance

    Cavanaugh Avatar Jon A Cavanaugh
    Date: 12/12/2012 10:07:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Constance
  1. Date: 12/8/2012 6:11:00 PM
    Such frustration to have a streak of brilliance and nothing to record it with. Happens time and again to my great chagrin. Love the message Jon!

    Cavanaugh Avatar Jon A Cavanaugh
    Date: 12/8/2012 7:38:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Elizabeth. It only just occurred to me as I was responding to ilene's post that I should look for a cell phone with recording capabilities. I hope I can find one.
  1. Date: 12/8/2012 4:28:00 PM
    ah yes! i know exactly what you mean! i often think of the beginning of a poem when i'm out walking for exercise so i don't have a pencil with me. sometimes i just keep repeating the lines in my head until i get home, but sometimes they get lost, too. you've described this perfectly!

    Cavanaugh Avatar Jon A Cavanaugh
    Date: 12/8/2012 7:33:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I see this is a common malady for all of us. I carry a cell phone on me most the time but it doesn't have a recording function that I know of. I'll have to find one that does.
  1. Date: 12/8/2012 7:38:00 AM
    I can relate to this one!!!

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 12/8/2012 9:55:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    some days better than others, occasionaly wine, sometimes location, love, anger conversation, more wine, a little lovin, whatever it takes to get the inspiration flowing. Nothing else quite like it. We have no choice but to write it down..
    Cavanaugh Avatar Jon A Cavanaugh
    Date: 12/8/2012 7:27:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    LOL, not only me then. There still there though frozen somewhere in our brain. Maybe a glass of wine will thaw them out.
  1. Date: 12/8/2012 7:03:00 AM
    Lol, so much inspiration, huh? Yes, you need to, Jon to capture those fleeting flashes:) Hope you capture them all. Love it. Enjoyed.

    Cavanaugh Avatar Jon A Cavanaugh
    Date: 12/8/2012 7:24:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Toquyen. But I'll forget until the next time I need a pen.
  1. Date: 12/8/2012 7:02:00 AM
    A good idea they always appear when you have no way of writing them down, I think I have lost some of my best ones because of no writing implements about xx

    Cavanaugh Avatar Jon A Cavanaugh
    Date: 12/8/2012 7:10:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Me too. I remember having them but later can't retrieve them. Frustrating.
  1. Date: 12/8/2012 5:21:00 AM
    Enjoyed your wonderful write Jon, thank you for your comment, i must have missed it in previous visit, love Elizabeth

    Cavanaugh Avatar Jon A Cavanaugh
    Date: 12/8/2012 7:09:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you for your lovely comment as well Elizabeth