Rambling Thoughts (poetic prompt: rambling)

I’m playing catch-up

  • on my sleep after the music festival where my friend and I ended up sleeping in the car
  • on my energy after a few days away visiting family, which was lovely, but a lot of driving
  • on my diet (meaning what I eat not weight loss) as it has slipped into the realms of “yeah why not have a chocolate bar/cake/ice cream”, “yes, I’d like chips with that” and “I’ll just have one more biscuit”
  • on my blogging and poetry
  • on pretty much everything else!

And, no surprises here, my little brain is struggling to process, plan and prioritise, so instead I avoid the things that I maybe should be doing and the things that I want to do but are too huge, and instead do anything simple and quick.

Before I go on, I’m not sure what’s going on in my head – exhausted confusion and mental fog may be an appropriate description – and with my mood, which let’s face it is very reactionary to circumstances, I’m tying myself in mental knots over stuff that I should just step away from.  Old me is still in there somewhere attempting to do ‘old me’ stuff, sending my befuddled ‘new me’ brain into some kind of meltdown!

Enough of the rambling, I think I’ve made my point (however inarticulately)… let’s have a poem 🙂  [poetic prompt: rambling]  And maybe tomorrow I’ll be more eloquent in my blogging!

Rambling Thoughts

rambling thoughts
from a rambling mind
all mixed together
and swirling inside
my dreams are buried
under a pile of chores
my hopes are faded
and mostly ignored
it’s not what I want
or what I need
but is what I live with
and to that I concede
there are no plans
or structure to see
my thoughts keep on swirling
and cannot break free

copyright © Karen Horsley 2018

I definitely need some pony time tomorrow, with being away we haven’t been this week.  Saturday – parkrun and ponies (and maybe pizza) 😉

Take care, K x


9 comments on “Rambling Thoughts (poetic prompt: rambling)”
  1. I hope it helped to get it into words. 😌
    It was really good.

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    1. Karen says:

      Thanks, my brain just doesn’t work in the same way it used to! It’s great in some ways but does take some getting used to.


      1. Karen, what’s your twitter name? I’m on there but don’t do much.

        Liked by 1 person

      2. Karen says:

        I’ve been on twitter for years with a personal account but not really engaged with it before.

        Liked by 1 person

      3. Found you. I struggle with Twitter and am not sure it is for me 😐

        Liked by 1 person

      4. Karen says:

        I guess if it isn’t giving you anything then it’s not worth the effort! It is an odd thing really.

        Liked by 1 person

      5. Yes I will probably back off. It’s like FB. Lots of follows and no feedback 😬

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  2. Johnny says:

    The poem is delightful, Karen.
    I love short-verse structures, I can never hit them right myself, so I’m envious.
    Thank you for sharing.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Karen says:

      Thank you so much for the lovely compliment and for reading 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

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