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by Ned
Rated: E · Poetry · Comedy · #2199978
The desperate but futile attempts to retrieve an idea that slipped away.
The flicker of an idea
Came to me today,
But like a utility,
I neglected to pay,
Was shut off momentarily.

It sparked to life
Then faded to black.
No amount of cajoling,
Could lure it back,
At least not voluntarily.

I tried to retain it,
Entertained a brief thought,
That I could chase it,
And it could be caught,
Then marshalled militarily.

But an idea lost,
Like love gone sour,
Disdains your wooing,
Will nevermore flower,
Not even temporarily.

The chaos of the day,
I truly lament,
But an idea scorned,
Will never relent,
When it's placed secondarily.

I let too many things,
Get in the way,
And now this space,
Will be empty today,
Yet wait, not necessarily...




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