Friday, 14 September 2012

A Bottleneck - In My Head



Real Toads word of the week is bottleneck.  If ever there was a bottleneck it’s

In My Head
 
My head is a bottleneck –
New creations arrive
Faster than they can depart -
I really don’t know where to start.

My head is a bottleneck -
As ideas cram inside
Trying to get through
To express themselves anew.

My head is a bottleneck -
Where some things never
See the light of day,
Getting in each other’s way.

My head is a bottleneck -
A few thoughts escape
One by one and then
A big one sticks, again.

My head is a bottleneck -
And so much expands
Inside it.  I think,
at first,
It’s going to
BURST!

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19 comments:

  1. I know what you mean! I guess it's because creativity hates being locked up. Thanks so much for participating John.

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  2. What you write is what I have been feeling all day: pictures demand to be created, poems to be written. I must have done four or five complete posts and my mind felt like it was about to explode unless I let it out.
    Bunged up ?

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  3. You must be listening to my brain. The second stanza really fits me. My thoughts look like rush hour in Houston.

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  4. When I hear the word "bottleneck" I immediately get homesick...I'm from Chicago and believe me when I say my first bottle was probably a bottleneck! Love your poem!

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  5. Woww....this is true....if ever there was a machine connected with the brain that promptly change the thoughts into written words.....great write....

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  6. I have this same problem! I do think it is part of the creative process~ Fun to read and no I didn't think of your idea! It was good :D

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  7. Chuckles! Apparently we're all similarly affected. No bottlenecks would mean less from the arsenal to pick from! Great observation,John!

    Hank

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    1. Hello Hank, thanks for visiting. I like your blogs and would love to be able to comment on your art one. Is there no comment box or am I missing something, I wonder?

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  8. I completely relate to this! Very nicely done.

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  9. That happens! Sometimes it is nearly impossible to get the words from my brain, down my arm, into my fingers and onto the paper.

    http://www.kimnelsonwrites.com/2012/09/15/constricted/

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  10. My head is at the bursting point this morning, as well........I so relate!

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  11. p.s. I LOVE the photo of the kitty in front of the fire! Is that your hearth? Glorious!

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    1. Yes, though sadly the cat, Meek, died earlier this year aged 15.

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  12. I just finished mine--late--and came here to relax and read. We read each others' minds this time, LOL. I am going to water plants now without any more browsing!

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  13. I can sure understand this, and I agree with Hank, I think it's part of the creative personality. What is far worse (and it's happening to me more often) is a head with no ideas in it.
    Well done, John!
    K

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  14. You capture well a familiar feeling...great direction for this word, John. :)

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  15. I hear you on this. You have captured the feeling of many of us, I think. So many thoughts, and we want to find a way to get them ALL out! Nice work indeed!

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  16. This is certainly one that I can easily relate to. It's always such a whirlwind of ideas in my brain.

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