Thursday, December 07, 2006

Lost And Found

Where’d that poem go?
I know I had it here.
Shook the keyboard,
nothing fell out.
I looked under the mouse,
won’t mention what was there.
Ran my fingers through my beard,
just a few cracker crumbs from lunch.
I bet it’s hiding in the dictionary.
Wonder what I can do
to make it come out?



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41 comments:

Anonymous said...

Don't ya just love it! I hate it when I compose a verse in my head while I am on my bike or in the surf . . . only to find when I get home that it has evaporated completely. Aaaarrgghhh! Good one.

jel said...

<:o>

MB said...

I know that feeling. Except for the cracker crumbs in the beard bit. Thanks for the chuckle!

samuru999 said...

Love it Pat!
Your reading was great...
Made me laugh...

Margie

Anonymous said...

Bravo!
(Please include this one in your book)

Tim S said...

Nice audio - loved listening! Can relate ...

floots said...

whistle
(cue bogart bacall et al) :)

Carol said...

Good question, Pat.
I liked hearing your voice.

Tongue in Cheek Antiques said...

Clever!! Witty and just so you!! To whip up feelings and thoughts like this!

Endment said...

Great way to start the day...
It helps to know that someone else is searching for their poem and I am not all alone :)

Anonymous said...

This made me smile!

Anonymous said...

This made me smile!

Poetry by Kai said...

maybe its in your pockets....

:-]

mikaelah said...

so true!
they do tend to wander about and lose themselves! Great capture.

~ann~ said...

It's probably hiding with mine... come on out you naughty poems... LOL

lotsa luv ann xxxxx

doughnutjane said...

I found one hiding under my car and coaxed it out with some eraser dust.

polona said...

ha! great find!! love the presentation, too!

C said...

Writer's block?

Poetry by Kai said...

yes it did
& i wanna say ty

J. Andrew Lockhart said...

I don't know, but if you find it, see if you can find mine! I can't find mine, either, today. :)

firebird said...

If you turn your back, maybe it'll sneak out behind you then...
(or pretend to sleep, that'll wake it up for sure!)
Cool audio! Love your voice.

Don Iannone said...

Pat...

this is all too familiar. Just this morning I had the same experience, and I said to myself... "let go, let God," and sure enough a poem appeared...

Remiman said...

Pat,
Thanks for stopping over and leaving a comment.

Poems thought out away from pencil and paper are like ether, and evaporate just as quickly.
rel

Anonymous said...

force that poem out! you can do it! on the count of three...one two...three!

NINANINA said...

make me feel that the poem turned into the crumbs which you shook from the keyboard ........
:(

Anonymous said...

Very Creative!

Anonymous said...

made me laugh

got the grey woolies... said...

I bet it's written on that coin you just pulled from behind my ear!

God, I love the way you think! I really need this poem today. Thank you for the quick tickle.

camera shy said...

wring that sucker with two hands
if that fails
use a hammer

Sue hardy-Dawson said...

I carry paper everywhere just in case, I once lost a really good poem (well I think it was, I'll never know now) walking the kids to school. love this it describes the frustraition so perfectly

Inconsequential said...

'tis the season of blank.

:)

Anonymous said...

Lol, I think we all know this feeling..

Anonymous said...

hey pat, you've just posted it, have you forgotten? :)

Borut said...

Well, now that it's out,what do you say!!:) How did you do it!:)

trinitystar said...

sometimes one is just with the crumbs :o) Nice one!

Pat Paulk said...

SB, the older I get the more things evaporate!! Thank you sir!!

Thanks Janice!!

MB, it is my pleasure!!

Margie, glad to furnish laughter!!

Vaughn, it'll be there--dedicated to you!!

Thanks Tim!!

Floots, I'll take Bacall (50 years ago) you can have Bogie.

Carol, glad to see you back around!!! You blogging again??

Corey, I always do my best to be just like me, except when I'm not... Thank you!!

Endment, what poet worth their salt hasn't lost a poem or three?? Thank you!!

Thanks Joyce!!

Now Kai, I didn't think to look there. Thank you, I'll check them out.

Mikaelah, they do, don't they?

Ann, I wonder what those naughty poems were doing???

Doughnutjane, better than tire treads and exhaust fumes, I guess. Thank you!!

Thank you Polona!!

C, yes ma'am it was.

Kai, you're welcome!!

Andrew, looks like you found several!!

Firebird, good thoughts. Think I'll try 'em. Thank you!!

Don, God is good!!

Remiman, thanks for returning the visit. Yes they do!!

Meander, sounds like labor, and if that's the case we better get the cameras cause we're making history!!

Nina, they did form some letters.

Thank you Margo!!

Thank you Mandy!!

Rebecca, glad to have you back around. Also glad to provide a little tickle!!

Camera Shy, now that's a thought...

Sue, I need one of those little tape recorders. But, I'd forget to turn it on, or erase what I had on it. Getting older sucks, somedays...

Inconsequential, or a blank season?

Grish, yeah, but it is frustrating!!

Dsnake, you found it!!! I knew somebody would.

Borut, I turned my back, pretended to sleep, pushed like I was in labor, wrung its neck, beat it with a hammer, then posted and Dsnake found it!!

Trinitystar, I'm still studying those crumbs. If I don't eat them for a snack, I might arrange then into a poem.

Anonymous said...

It has happened to me. Words form and when I sit down to write, my mind goes blank. I keep staring at the screen blankly..

Did the mouse nibble it?

More points to you..

Wink said...

Pat,
Very well done!
Made me laugh really hard!!!!!!!!!
And I liked the tone that went with it! Twas very cool...
Did you look in the freezer?
Reminds me of my how bad my short term memory is, and how stories are deposited in my memory like whisps of smoke...some leave...some stay.

Anonymous said...

Ah, Pat, that is somewhere we all have been.

jac said...

just click it out.

Thanks for the second visit.

Pris said...

If you figure it out let me know...I've been bone dry!! Good one, Pat. Made me smile.