Sunday, 25 July 2010

Getting Ahead Of Myself

As I've had my version of a Poetry Bus parked in my brain's garage nearly all week, I though I'd let it trundle forth - mostly because then I won't have to use my thinking cap too much for the rest of the day - I can leave everything to the Driver of the proper Poetry Bus to pick up all waiting passengers.

Confused? Let me help you!

It doesn't take much to make confusion reign,
for my brain has a habit of leaping
much faster to an end result
than the brain of the one who is speaking.

Now, sometimes that's me- more often another-
as an answer does tend to evolve
in less than a twinkling, as often as not,
to any old question we're trying to solve.

Then I see by the mystified look on their face
that my pal's in the dark, not the dawn,
whilst I have already completed the race
and am standing about with a yawn

till they reach a conclusion that's similar to mine,
though I've already got there in half of the time!

25 comments:

  1. My husband shares this same ability/fault!!!
    I'm just kidding, Jinksy, but you and your quick brain already know that! :)

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  2. Jinksy . . . always knew you were the Sharpest Knife in the Box, philosophically as well as poetically.

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  3. Ha, this is usually my teenager's lament, when I never seem to "get it" (According to them,"It's OBVIOUS, isn't it?"

    Hmmmn..

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  4. maybe part of getting to the end so soon is god giving you insights almost toooo soon, and can you always relie on an insight that comes so quickly????

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  5. I blame my husband and his hearing loss as "not getting it" aal the time lately. Admittedly, I am often to blame as "not getting it" firwt!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  6. Oh dear, do you often get beaten by your pals?

    I have a similar problem but it is all mine. While I am talking to somebody I already have the end of the sentence in my head, therefore I feel I don't need to finish it out loud and can happily start on the next one.

    Does not go down well!

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  7. "whilst I have already completed the race
    and am standing about with a yawn"
    I can just see you, Jinksy, all bored like!

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  8. I once saw a man who could type faster than people could finish their sentences. How did he know what they were going to say?

    My husband and I rely on telepathy so that we don't have to finish our sentences. Unfortunately, there are occasional mental power outages. Very confusing.

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  9. I love your sense of humour Jinksy.

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  10. Ah - we have a tale in Germany - the rabbit and the hedgehog - and the rabbit tries hard - but the hedgehog is smart - and reached the finish line long before the rabbit....
    Jinksy I'm honored you follow my blog - and I love your writing - and I happily follow back!
    Claudia

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  11. I wandered here from Sepia Sat and loved the poem, attitude and laughed out loud! I have this same trait to jump ahead! So what you wrote makes perfect sense to me!

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  12. And the wheels on the bus go round and round...
    Have a great day my friend....:-) Hugs

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  13. Then I see by the mystified look on their face
    that my pal's in the dark, not the dawn...

    GREAT LINE!

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  14. ah, how funny, jinksy...but especially because it can be so true!! you made my day with this one, so well written and full of your cheeky sense of humor ;)

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  15. Ha! Brilliant. Jumping to conclusions ánd getting it right! Remarkable ability. As is being able to knead everything into a poem ;-)

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  16. haha - I do this all the time!!! "my pal's in the dark, not the dawn". Nifty.

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  17. Very droll I like it I love this stanza the best
    "It doesn't take much to make confusion reign,
    for my brain has a habit of leaping
    much faster to an end result
    than the brain of the one who is speaking."

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  18. She writes picked out my favourite line too!

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  19. Oh dear....... to be always there at the end before all the others..... MUST be boring! LOL! Sometimes when this happens to me, I sometimes get the ending wrong!
    Maggie X

    Nuts in May

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  20. Ah the problems of quick wittedness!! A lovely one too. I especially like the standing about with a yawn!

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  21. Every time I come here, you have two or three more followers. I think you should run for Prime Minister.

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  22. Wow! I have a poem that's very like this. It's called, "Talk's Cheap" and I think you'd enjoy it. http://hyggedigter.blogspot.com/2009/01/art-of-conversation.html

    Your brain having a habit of leaping is exactly what gets you into trouble. I understand this completely! It's wonderful the way you have articulated it.

    Kat

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  23. This is very perceptive, and funny! I think you've hit a certain aspect of human nature - nail on the head. Nice one!

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  24. I do this too when my brain is wired. Unfortunately, as someone else noted, regular power outages leave me witless. Good job, Jinksy.
    Poetry Bus Ticket

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