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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 4 – Masters)
Topic: Think (09/02/10)

TITLE: My Thinking Cap
By vincent lyons
09/04/10


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I think and think and try to link
My thoughts into a rhyme;
I contemplate and ruminate
Before I write a line.

I then erase my first up phrase
And leave instead a gap;
Then I change and rearrange—
Get my brain into a flap.

I then rethink and in a blink
The thought I sought, I find—
It might not last—I write it fast
Before it leaves my mind.

I write it down, then twist it ‘round—
I now must fill that gap;
To think what’s next gets me right vexed—
Put on your thinking cap!

Ah, there it is! How could I miss
A thought that fits so well?
That’s got me thrilled—the gap is filled;
The plot begins to jell.

Now, how to rhyme the second line?
Pull on that cap real tight—
Just then I knew but off it flew—
It’s gone right out of sight.

I’ve got it back! I’m right on track—
Now let me just rehearse;
Yeah, that fits right—short-lived delight!
I’ve only done one verse.

Like so I go, I’ll have you know,
From beginning to the end;
Each word is sought midst whirling thought—
I’m nearly ‘round the bend!

I think to think leads to the brink
And can sound minds perplex
Perhaps it’s best I take a rest
From musings so complex.

Good bye my friend, I’ve reached the end
Of all my trains of thought;
Don’t think too much ‘bout rhymes and such:
With angst such thinking’s fraught.


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Bryan Ridenour09/09/10
Excellent rhyme and rhythm...well done!
Linda Payne09/11/10
From one poet to another, I could relate! Cute entry, flows well.
Margaret Kearley 09/11/10
I agree with Linda!! You explained my struggles beautifully! A really enjoyable poem.
Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 09/13/10
I can relate bit I will confess your words look le they came with ease and not how you described at all.
Barbara Lynn Culler09/13/10
This was a fun read- somewhat like a grown-up version of Dr. Seuss!

This should be a winner!
Kate Oliver Webb09/14/10
LOVED this! It was a delight to read and you expressed those "thinking" thoughts clearly and cohesively.
Wish I could set my thoughts to rhyme as easily as it seems to come from you! Congratulations--I agree: this should be a winner.
Patricia Turner09/15/10
Oh terrific! I love your humorous little ditty. Think this one's gonna do well.
Linda Wright09/16/10
Congratulations Vince! I loved this witty little poem. From reading your poetry I would assume you write with great ease.
Patricia Turner09/16/10
Thought so! Congratulations big time on this terrific piece!
Jody Day 09/16/10
Ah, a poet's brain. It's like driving to a new place without a map. You know where you want to go, but not exactly how you want to get there. I loved this! Very well done, and congratulations.
Catrina Bradley 09/16/10
Great poem! And oh, so true. Congrats on your EC!
Kathy Barnes09/17/10
I love the rhythm and rhyme. You make it look so easy. I hear it when it done right. Now if I can just hear it in my mind.